God has blessed each of us with special abilities, and He expects us to use those gifts for the purpose of Serving Like Christ—inside and outside of the His church. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Philippians 1:22
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:4-5
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:8-9
EVERY PERSON HAS A GOD-GIVEN SHAPE
SPIRITUAL GIFTS .:. H EART .:. ABILITIES .:. PERSONALITY .:. EXPERIENCE
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. Romans 12:4-6
Like any family, each person is wonderfully different, and you can find the purpose you were created for when you understand the kind of person God created you to be. It is our desire to help every member of God’s church to discover their unique God-given S.H.A.P.E. If you are ready to discover your shape—here are your next steps:
· Sign up and attend the next S.H.A.P.E. class offered quarterly on Sunday mornings.
· Contact a pastor or ministry leader in your area of interest.
· Start serving on campus teams (greeting, landscaping, children’s ministry, etc).
· Apply to teach, lead or coordinate a ministry/mission with Hope Staff.