Resources

We have wide range of What's Your Story? resources for churches, schools and workplaces to help you use story-sharing to build bridges and deepen relationships in your organisation, family or community.

From small group discussion guides, to videos and conversation starters, there is lots to choose from. Click the links below to find out more.

Church resources

Heartlines Information Brochure

Find out more about who Heartlines is and what we do. Feel free to share this with your church leaders or anyone who might be interested in using our resources or knowing more about our work.

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Story-sharing for Church Youth Groups

This is a resource that uses the film Beyond the River to help build a stronger sense of community and connectedness among young people. 

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Story-sharing and Grief

How story-sharing can help your church community deal with grief and emotional stress as people face a time of extraordinary pain and loss in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What's Your Story? Church Toolkit

A toolkit to promote understanding, trust and reconciliation through personal storytelling for church and small groups. Includes a DVD with powerful examples of storytelling.

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Beyond the River Resource for Church Youth Groups

This hard copy resource includes scenes from the Beyond the River movie along with lessons to encourage conversations and learning about the power of diversity.

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WYS Sermon Outlines - Part 2: Diversity, inclusion & reconciliation

This resource contains one standalone sermon outline on the topic of diversity and inclusion, and five session outlines on the topic of building bridges in the context of the church.

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WYS Sermon Outlines - Part 1: The power of stories

This resource contains four sermon outlines on the topic of story-sharing. They can be used as part of a church-wide rollout of What’s Your Story?

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WYS for Your Online Church

This resource contains ideas on how to create a sense of community at a time when people are feeling increasingly disconnected from one another.

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WYS for Christian Small Groups

This four-session journey will help build relationships and a stronger sense of community within and beyond your small group.

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Workplace resources

Facilitator's Guide

This facilitator's guide can be used by team leaders to introduce story-sharing as a way to build cohesion, stronger teams and healthier connections in your workplace through story-sharing.

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WYS for Remote Working

This resource outlines how the simple yet effective tool of story-sharing can help teams create a sense of connectedness at a time when people are feeling increasingly disconnected from one another.

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Beyond the River Discussion Guide

The film Beyond the River was the catalyst for Heartlines' What's Your Story? initiative. This guide can help facilitate meaningful discussions after a viewing of the movie. 

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Ask. Listen. Tell.

This guide outlines the Ask. Listen. Tell. framework we've developed to help create safe spaces for story-sharing.

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WYS Brochure

If you would like your HR department, management team or colleagues to know more about WYS, you can share this overview brochure by email or in printed format. 

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School resources

Please note that our school resources are only available to be purchased as part of our different school content packages. You can read more about them here. 

Story: Musa's Story

Musa shares his story of discovering his talent and passion in an unexpected place. 

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Training Video: Discussion Strategies

This video offers tips and guidelines to help teachers facilitate meaningful discussions in their class.

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Activity: Story Sharing Clubs

This outline can be used for guidance on running introductory activities in your Story Club. This forms part of our After school content. 

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Lesson Plan: Asking and Listening (Life Orientation)

The combined set of lesson plans for using the asking and listening tools from What's Your Story? in your Senior Phase Life Orientation lessons.

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Lesson Plan: Asking and Listening (English)

The combined set of lesson plans for using the asking and listening tools from What's Your Story? in your Senior Phase English lessons.

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Lesson Plan: Asking and Listening (Drama)

The combined set of lesson plans for using the asking and listening tools from What's Your Story? in your Senior Phase Drama lessons.

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Lesson Plan: Asking and Listening (Visual Arts)

The combined set of lesson plans for using the asking and listening tools from What's Your Story? in your Senior Phase Visual Arts lessons.

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