Discovering the secrets of your own deeply personal makeup - the remarkable mix of passions, talents, experiences, personality and spiritual gifts that work together to make you who you are - will help lead you into a life of unimagined purpose, impact and fulfillment! We invite you to use the resources provided below to help unlock your God-given potential, uncover your specific Kingdom Purpose and unfold a kingdom plan for your life. First Baptist is excited to partner with you on this journey of discovery as you furhter uncover your God-designed SHAPE! (taken from S.H.A.P.E. finding & fulfulfilling your unique purpose for life by Erik Rees)
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to fill out and submit your SHAPE profile!
Spiritual Gifts (Click Here to Hear the Sermon on Spiritual GIfts)
God's Spirit has gifted every believer, use the following resources to better understand how the Spirit has gifted you: (Once you have received your results be sure to write them down or print them as they will not be saved)
Heart (Passions) (Click Here to Hear the Sermon on Heart)
Here are some great questions to help you reflect on the things that move your heart. In other words, they will help you discover the passions God has given (or will reveal) to you!
1. What Drives You?
a. What do my dreams and desires drift toward?
b. What do I really want to do for God?
c. What motivates me to take action?
2. Who Do You Care About?
a. Who do I feel I can most profoundly influence for God?
b. What age or stage of life do I feel led to minister to?
c. What affinity group do I feel led to serve?
d. How could I impact them in a way that maximizes my gifts?
3. What Needs Will You Meet?
a. What needs do I love meeting (spiritual, physical, relational, emotional, educational, or vocational)?
b. Why do I love meeting those needs?
c. What lessons have I learned that I could pass on to others?
4. What Cause Will You Help Conquer?
a. What cause or issue makes my heart race?
b. Where could I make the greatest impact for God?
c. If time wasn’t an issue, to what cause would I donate myself?
5. What Dream Will You Fulfill?
a. What pursuit would release the passion in my life for God?
b. What God-centered dreams can I identify that have been buried by life?
c. What would I attempt to do for God with the rest of my life?
Abilities (Talents) (Click Here to Hear the Sermon on Abilities and Personality)
God has blessed each of us with natural abilities. Our abilities are strong indicators of what God wants us to do with our lives.
Take a few moments and think about what you love doing, the tasks you feel confident performing.
What do you excel in?
What are ways in which you use your abilities to accomplish God's work in the world?
"Therefore, I urge you , brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God- this is your true and proper worship." Romans 12:1
Personality (Temperment) (Click Here to Hear the Sermon on Personality and Abilities)
Be sure to write down or save the results as they will not be saved on the Assessment system.
Experiences (Click here to hear the sermon on Experiences)
Positive and negative experiences from our lives can be used by God to shape who we are becoming. Take a moment to brainstorm the experiences in your life (positive and negative) that you would consider shaping and write them down.