Find a Place to Serve
God created us to serve others and gives us a unique SHAPE to do the work of Christ. Use the assessments below to discover your SHAPE as you join us in our mission, Becoming like Christ together for the World.
What is SHAPE?
SHAPE is an acronym that originated from Rick Warren’s bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life. It can be an excellent guide for examining how God, the ultimate artist and creator, has uniquely gifted and guided you for service in the Body of Christ. In defining your SHAPE for ministry, you’ll reflect on these areas:
- Spiritual Gifts
- Heart (Passion)
Why Should SHAPE Matter to You?
When you enjoy and are energized by what you’re doing, you are usually working within your SHAPE. Can you think of times when you had to drag yourself to get to a volunteer opportunity, were frustrated while serving, or exhausted afterwards? Those are usually times when you were not working within your SHAPE.
Discover ways to use your SHAPE, and you will also discover that God has given you the tools you need to be involved with and energized in ministry!
Steps to Discover Your SHAPE
1) SHAPE begins with an “S” for spiritual gifts. Give 10 minutes to take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment by clicking this hyperlink. Questions are multiple choice.
2) Give 5-10 minutes to fill out the form below, selecting all categories that apply to you. The form continues your SHAPE assessment through guided self-reflection on your heart (passion), abilities, personality and experience. Most questions are multiple choice.
3) Once complete, the form is automatically emailed to you so that you can further consider ways to use your SHAPE for ministry. Completed forms and any options for follow up you select are confidentially filed with our spiritual formation department.