Church Growth Software has S.H.A.P.E.
for a Purpose Driven Church
- Spiritual Gifts
The Bible teaches that God gives every believer certain spiritual gifts
to be used in ministry
(1 Cor. 12, Rom. 8, Eph. 4).
The Bible uses the term "heart" to represent the center
of your motivation, desires, interests, and inclinations.
why you say the things you do (Matt. 12:34), why you feel
the way you do (Ps. 34:7),
and why you act the way you do (Pr. 4:23). Another word for
heart is passion.
There are certain
subjects that you feel passionate about and others that you
couldn't care less about.
These are the natural talents that you were born with. Some people have
a natural ability with words. They came
out of the womb talking! Others
are naturally good with numbers. They think mathematically
and they can't
understand why you don't understand calculus. Everyone's talents
Exodus 31:3 gives
an example of how God gives people "skill, ability,
and knowledge in all kinds of crafts ...."
There is a two step process to find
the right ministry
First, people need some process of skill identification.
they need a process to help them match their abilities with the right ministry.
There are people in your church with all kinds of abilities
that are not being put to use: advertising, organizing, recruiting,
researching, writing, landscaping, carpentry, interviewing, promoting,
entertaining, repairing, art, and feeding.
These abilities should not be wasted. "There are different kinds
of service, but the same Lord." (1 Cor. 12:5)
Your personality will affect how and
where you use your spiritual gifts and abilities. For instance,
two people may
same gift of evangelism, but - if one is introverted and
the other is extroverted - that gift will be expressed
in different ways.
When you minister in a manner that is consistent with the personality
God gave you, you experience fulfillment,
satisfaction, and fruitfulness.
It feels fulfilled when you do exactly what God made you to
God never wastes an experience. Romans 8:28 reminds us, "And
we know that in all things God works for the
good of those who love
who have been called according to His purpose."
There are five areas
of experience that will influence the kind of ministry they are
best shaped for:
• Educational experiences: What were
your favorite subjects in school?
• Vocational experiences: What jobs have you
enjoyed and achieved results while doing?
• Spiritual experiences: What have been the
meaningful or decisive times with God in your life?
• Ministry experiences: How have you served
God in the past?
Painful experiences: What are the problems,
hurts, and trials that you've learned from?
Church Growth Software and S.H.A.P.E.
If you are interested
in using or trying the S.H.A.P.E.
Assessment, download our free demo. Church Growth Software is
driven church software that not only can track membership,
visitors, do follow-up, track spiritual milestones, church
attendance, ministries, events, donations, pledges, it has
an Assessment module called S.H.A.P.E. which
can help you find the right people for a ministry.
can watch a video on how S.H.A.P.E. works in Church Growth
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