SHAPE of Ministry

 

 

Personal  GROWTH

As part of the church, you are responsible for your own growth.  If you grow the church will grow.  Your church will only be as strong as you are.  There are five areas in which you need to evaluate yourself and be intentional about using whatever you are for God’s glory.

 

S – Spiritual Gifts

H – Heart

A – Abilities

P – Personality

E – Experiences

 

·         Spiritual Gifts

You should have completed your spiritual gifts inventory by now.  These are just indicators of your current spiritual gifts.  Gifts multiply with use so don’t lock yourself into just these three.  Problems with spiritual gifts:  Gift-envy and Gift-projection

 

List and discuss your three highest scores –

 

 

 

How do others see those gifts in you?

 

 

 

In what areas do you see those strengths in yourself?

 

 

 

How will you each use your gifts in accomplishing your churches goals?

 

 

 

Based on your gifts, who might be best at which jobs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Heart – A God-given desire of the heart to make a difference somewhere.                  

 

What area of ministry involvement energizes you the most?

 

 

 

            What do you find yourself doing repeatedly in different situations?

 

 

 

            In what areas has your ministry been most fruitful?

 

 

 

 

What really burdens your heart (you lay in bed at night and think how to improve it, etc.)?

 

 

 

 

If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

 

 

 

 

 

What seems to be your soap box topic?

 

 

 

·         Abilities –God wants to use all of your abilities and talents in His cause.

 

            Do the Abilities Worksheet?

 

            How can your abilities be used in your church?

 

How could your abilities be used to enhance your outreach to the community?

 

 

 

 

 

·         Personality

 

Choleric                     Sanguine                  Phlegmatic                           Melancholy

(Lion)                              (Otter)               (Golden Retreiver)                   (Beaver)

Like authority

Takes Charge

Determined

Confident

Firm

Competitive

Enjoys Challenges

Problem Solver

Bold

Purposeful, Goal Driven

Decision Maker

Adventurous

Strong Willed

Independent

Controlling

Persistent

Action Oriented

Let’s Do It Now

 

Sensitive Feelings

Loyal

Calm, Even keel

Non-demanding

Avoids Confrontations

Enjoys routine

Dislikes Change

Warm & relational

Gives In

Indecisive

Dry Humor

Adaptable

Sympathetic

Thoughtful

Nurturing

patient

Tolerant

Good Listener

Peace Maker

Let’s Keep Things

  the way they are

 

Enjoys Instructions

Accurate

Consistent

Controlled

Reserved

Predictable

Practical

Orderly

Factual

Conscientious

Perfectionistic

Discerning

Detailed

Analytical

Inquisitive

Precise

Persistent

Schedules

Sensitive

How Was It done In the Past

 

Enthusiastic

Takes Risks

Visionary

Motivator

Energetic

Very Verbal

Promoter

Friendly, Mixes Easily

Enjoys popularity

Fun loving

Likes Variety

Spontaneous

Enjoys Change

Creative- New Ideas

Group Oriented

Optimistic

Initiator

Infectious laughter

Inspirational

Trust Me! It will work out

 

 

 

 

What is your most probable personality type?

 

 

 

 

            How can you use your personality to enhance your church?

 

 

 

 

 

            What might be some of the areas of difficulty with your personality type?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Experiences – God has allowed certain experiences in your life to mold you and shape you for ministry.  These circumstances help equip us to help others. 

 

What are your experiences in the following areas and what have they taught you about life, God, yourself?

 

          Family experiences

 

          Educational experiences

 

          Vocational experiences

 

          Spiritual experiences

 

          Ministry experiences

 

          Painful experiences

 

 


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