Dec 10, 2017
Experiences
We each have a collection of experiences that have helped to shape who we are. These same experiences can be plugged into discovering our place for ministry. Our assortment of experiences can be spiritual, education, ministerial, or painful.
 
Of particular ministry effectiveness may be our painful experiences. God never wastes a hurt, failure or disappointment, but turns them into avenues to build our trust in Him, so that we can share the experience with others.
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  • Dec 10, 2017Experiences
    Dec 10, 2017
    Experiences
    We each have a collection of experiences that have helped to shape who we are. These same experiences can be plugged into discovering our place for ministry. Our assortment of experiences can be spiritual, education, ministerial, or painful.
     
    Of particular ministry effectiveness may be our painful experiences. God never wastes a hurt, failure or disappointment, but turns them into avenues to build our trust in Him, so that we can share the experience with others.
  • Dec 3, 2017Personality
    Dec 3, 2017
    Personality
    When the Bible talks about our soul, it is pointing to that unique part of us that makes us our personality. Our personality is an important contributor to who we are, and how we best function in ministry.
     
    As we come to understand the natural bent of our personality it will help us to sort through ministry options in order to cross some off the list and invite us to try some other options on.
     
    Are you a beaver, lion, otter, or golden retriever? The one to which you are naturally inclined will greatly determine how you function in ministry.
  • Nov 26, 2017Abilities
    Nov 26, 2017
    Abilities
    When it comes to ministry God has wired all of us independently. Knowing our place in ministry means understanding how God wires or shapes us.
     
    Part of our shape for ministry includes our abilities. The average person has 400-500 abilities, which may be inherent or learned. The key is to finding how those abilities may be applied to ministry.
  • Nov 19, 2017Heartbeat
    Nov 19, 2017
    Heartbeat
    Just as each of us have individual physiological heartbeats, we also have differing emotional heartbeats. Our heartbeat is the stirring, motivation and inclination that we have which makes us who we are.
     
    What is your particular heartbeat as it extends to ministry.
  • Nov 12, 2017Spiritual Gifts
    Nov 12, 2017
    Spiritual Gifts
     
    The church is not a collection of individual units, but a gathering of interconnected parts. We function best as the body of Christ when those parts function in harmony with one another.
     
    Our proper function is determined how God wired each of us individually to function within the body. We call that wiring our SHAPE.
     
    Today we deal with the first element of our ministry SHAPE - our spiritual gifts.