Ronceverte Charge of the United Methodist Church: Elizabeth Chapel & Trinity
Monday, April 24, 2017
Elizabeth Chapel and Trinity are families of faith, cooperatively worshiping the Lord and serving our communities.
Finding Your God-Given Purpose
WELCOME TO THE PROCESS!!
These assessment tools are designed to help you in the process of self discovery. They are relatively simple but can have a huge impact on your life. They are meant to help you clarify how God has uniquely wired you, but that is only the starting point. Remember they are only as good as the application of your SHAPE into your life and ministry. When you are done, enter your results on the last page.
WHAT IS S.H.A.P.E.?
A special capacity for service given by God to every believer for the benefit of His Church, the Body of Christ
A God-given desire that invigorates and motivates you to meaningful ministry involvement for God’s kingdom.
Talents and skills given by God to every human being for His glory (whether people love Him or not) that demonstrate His common grace to everyone.
Your natural and energized approach to life and relationships.
Events and situations in your life that God has used to mold you into who you are.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY
1. Read the traits for each spiritual gift and check every phrase that you think fits you.
2. Count the checked boxes in each category and record the total in the accompanying blank.
3. Choose your top three gifts and record on the last page.
Rank the order your top three gifts from the Spiritual Gifts Inventory.
1. __________________________ 2. __________________________ 3. _________________________
List your top 3 GIFTS on back page
HEART PASSION ASSESSMENT
1. If lack of money and time could not stop you, what would be some things that you would want to do in service to God and others?
2. Have you seen someone doing something in service to the Lord and others that caused emotion to well up within you? What are some of those things?
3. Describe one of you most fulfilling and enjoyable achievements. What did you do? What encouragement DID YOU GET FROM OTHERS? How did you feel while doing it?
4. Think of a famous person or a person that you know well. Write their name down and what one of their passions are: (Example: Billy Graham-reaching people for Christ, Mother Teresa-serving the poor, someone in your family/church)
5. What do you think some of your family or friends would say about you if you began following a passion in your heart to serve?
God had a purpose in giving you your inborn interests. In fact, your emotional heartbeat reveals a very important key to understanding God’s design and intention for your life. These heartbeats are described as passions in three different areas –Roles, People and Causes.
HEART PASSION FOR A ROLE
WHAT DO YOU LIKE DOING?
Checkmark the roles you find fulfilling. If none apply to you or you think of another one, write it down on the “other” line at the end of the assessment.
I LOVE TO…….
DESIGN/DEVELOP: I love to make something out of nothing. I enjoy getting something started from scratch.
PIONEER: I love to test and try out new things. I am not afraid to risk failure.
ORGANIZE: I love to bring order out of chaos. I enjoy organizing something that is already started.
OPERATE/MAINTAIN: I love to efficiently maintain something that is already organized.
SERVE/HELP: I love to assist others in their responsibility. I enjoy helping others succeed.
ACQUIRE/POSSESS: I love to shop, collect or obtain things. I enjoy getting the highest quality for the best price.
EXCEL: I love to be the best and make my team the best. I enjoy setting and attaining the highest standard.
INFLUENCE: I love to get people moving by sharing my ideas or experiences. I enjoy shaping the attitudes and behavior of others.
PERFORM: I don’t mind being on stage and receiving the attention of others. I enjoy being in the limelight.
IMPROVE: I love to make things better. I enjoy taking something that someone else has designed or started and improve it.
REPAIR: I love to fix what is broken or change what is out of date.
LEAD/BE IN CHARGE: I am energized when I lead the way, oversee and supervise.
PERSEVERE: I love to see things to completion. I enjoy persisting at something until it is finished.
FOLLOW THE RULES: I love to operate by policies and procedures. I enjoy meeting the expectations of an organization or boss.
PREVAIL: I love to fight for what is right and oppose what is wrong. I enjoy overcoming injustice.
TOP 3 Roles
Please record your Top 3 ROLES on the back page.
HEART PASSION FOR SPECIFIC PEOPLE
WHOM DO YOU LIKE TO HELP?
Checkmark the following people on whom you feel you can have the greatest impact.
Middle School Students
Senior High Students
Older Adults 60+
Young Adults (Post-College-Early Career)
Top 3 People Groups:
Please record your Top 3 PEOPLE GROUPS on the back page.
HEART PASSION FOR A CAUSE
WHAT DO I GET EXCITED ABOUT?
Checkmark what cause(s) that get your adrenalin flowing.
At Risk Children
Helping in disaster recovery
Health and/or fitness
Supporting Folks in Grief
Law & Justice
Drug and alcohol Recovery
Sexuality &/or Gender issues
Top 3 Causes
Please record your top 3 CAUSES on back page.
WHAT GOD-GIVEN ABILITIES HAVE SURFACED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE?
Checkmark the abilities that apply to you:
Artistic ability: conceptualize, draw, paint, photograph, etc.
Athletic ability: coach or participate in a sport
Classifying ability: systematize and file books, data, records, and materials
Cooking ability: prepare meals for large and small groups
Counseling ability: listen, encourage, and guide with sensitivity
Counting ability: work with numbers, data or money
Decorating ability: beautify a setting for a special event
Developing ability: improve, tinker, make better, modify
Editing ability: proofread or rewrite
Entertaining ability: perform, act, dance, speak
Evaluating ability: analyze data and draw conclusions
Graphics ability: layout, design, create visual displays or banners
Hobby-related ability: work with hands in a certain activity
Interviewing ability: talking with people and discovering what people are like
Landscaping ability: gardening and work with plants
Leadership ability: ”head honcho”, coordinate, cast vision, direct, lead
Learning ability: observe, practice, research, study
Managing ability: supervise people to accomplish a task or event
Mechanical Operating ability: operate tools or machinery
Musical ability: sing or play a musical instrument
Organizational ability: bring order and organization to people and programs
Planning ability: strategize, design, and organize programs or events
Promoting ability: advertise or promote events and activities
Recruiting ability: enlist and motivate people to get involved
Repairing ability: fix, restore, maintain
Researching ability: read, gather information, collect data
Resourceful ability: search out and find resources at a lower cost
Sewing/Needlework ability: work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine
Teaching ability: explain, train, demonstrate, tutor
Technical ability: operate or repair various equipment
Visualizing ability: conceptualize, picture, dream
Welcoming ability: convey warmth, develop rapport, making others feel welcome
Writing ability: write articles, papers, letters, books
Top 3 Abilities
Please record your top 3 Abilities on the back page.
PERSONAL STYLE ASSESSMENT
It is obvious that God does not use a cookie cutter to create people. He makes us all unique and that includes our own personal style. God loves variety and He made introverts and extroverts --- He made people who love routine and those who love variety --- He made some “thinkers” and some “feelers” and some “doers”. How did He make you?
Place a checkmark next to appropriate descriptions. Add them up and double for total in each of the four boxes. No score in any box can exceed 28 points.
Chart each of these totals from above onto the graph below. Also list Personal Style totals on back page.
What jobs have you been most effective in and enjoyed the most? List them below
From what problems, hurts, pains or trials have you learned that you can in turn help others? Check all that apply to you.
Dysfunctional Family Divorce
Extended Court Proceedings
Extended Job Loss
Extended Physical Illness/Injury
Separated and/or Restored Marriage
Top 3 Life Experiences 1_____________________2_____________________3___________________
Where have you enjoyed serving in the past? Check all that apply to you.
Small Group Leader
Snack in Packs
Vacation Bible School
Special Needs Children
Property Care (snow removal/landscaping)
Top 3 Ministry Experiences 1. __________________2.___________________3.__________________
Please transfer your top 3’s for life and ministry experiences to the back page
YOUR S.H.A.P.E. PROFILE
Home Phone_________________________Work or Cell Phone_____________________
List your top 3 SPIRITUAL GIFTS
List your passion for your top 3 ROLES
List your passion for your top 3 PEOPLE
List your passion for your top 3 CAUSES
List your top 3 ABILITIES
List total for each PERSONALITY STYLE
Coach______ Cheerleader______ Team Player______ Analyst______
List any WORK EXPERIENCES that you have had that could be used in God’s Kingdom:
List any LIFE EXPERIENCES that you have had that could be used in God’s Kingdom:
List any MINISTRY EXPERIENCES that you have had that could be used in God’s Kingdom: