It is our firm conviction here at The Bridge that a call to serve is inherent in the invitation to follow Jesus. Understanding who God made you to be, will help you discover what He’s called you to do. In order to help you better understand who God made you to be, we’ll utilize an acrostic made popular by Pastor Rick Warren, of Saddleback Church in Southern California. The acrostic is the word S.H.A.P.E. As you begin unpacking your God-given “S.H.A.P.E.”, it is our earnest prayer that you will understand more fully what it means for you to serve God and His Kingdom – so that your passion can meet God’s purpose! Please know it is not our intention to force you into any particular area of service based on the results of this assessment. The primary reason for this formalized assessment process is simply to help you discover which direction you may choose to explore.
ABOUT S.H.A.P.E. - Five Ways God Has Shaped You:
S – Spiritual Gifts - What has God supernaturally gifted me to do?
H – Heart - What do I have passion for and love to do?
A – Abilities - What natural talents and skills do I have?
P – Personality - Where does my personality best suit me to serve?
E – Experiences - What spiritual experiences have I had? What painful experiences have I had? What educational experiences have I had? What ministry experiences have I had?
“Your ministry will be most effective and fulfilling when you are using your gifts and abilities in the area of your heart’s desire in a way that best expresses your personality and experience.” – Rick Warren