I have just returned from a Larger Church Pastors/ New Church Development Coaches Gathering in St. Petersburg, Florida. The weather was amazing and our time together very informative. I continue to believe that evangelism must be connected to disciple making or it will simply remain the ministry of the church that we feel we must do but don't want to do. One of the things we talked about in St. Pete is the importance of knowing our stories. How many of us can talk about God's transforming and redemptive mission found in scripture? And how many of us can talk about our own stories of transformation? What I'm wondering is this: do we have the practices available in our churches to aid people in the claiming and reclaiming of these stories?