One of the central (and delightful) pieces of what I do as a practitioner developing student leaders is listening to the myriad of stories that our students represent. I intentionally ask them to tell their stories because I think it provides a glimpse into how the spirit of God is working in their lives. Understanding their own background gives them insight into their identity and character as followers of Christ and leaders.
Johnstone, David M., "Seeing God’s Presence in Others and Ourselves: Telling Our Stories" (2020). Publications from Student Life & Spiritual Life. 39.