Identifying Your Shape to Serve

An inventory to help assess each person's gifts.

God equips us each with powerful ministry tools. Discovering yours will help you find your place as a vital minister to your small group. Below are two tools to help you identify your shape for ministry. Use the first tool to begin the process. Use your results to complete the second. Afterwards, talk about the results with your group leader and fellow members. Together you can figure out how you can best minister to your group and grow.

#1 Gifts Profile Worksheet

Below you'll see a list of gifts, interests, experiences, temperaments, and strengths. Check all that apply to you.

GIFTS
Preaching (1 Cor. 14:3)
Evangelism (Acts 8:26-40)
Discernment (1 John 4:1)
Apostle (Rom. 15:20)
Teaching (Eph. 4:12-13)
Encouragement (Acts 14:22)
Wisdom (1 Cor. 2:1, 6-16)
Missions (1 Cor. 9:19-23, Acts 13: 2-3)
Service (Acts 6:1-7, 1 Cor. 12:28)
Mercy (Rom. 12:8)
Hospitality (1 Pe. 4:9-10)
Pastoring (1 Pe. 5:2-4)
Giving (2 Cor. 8:1-7)
Intercession (Col. 1:9-12)
Music (Ps. 150)
Arts & Crafts (Exod. 31:3-11)
Healing (Jas. 5:14-16)
Miracles (Mark 11:23-24)
Leadership (Heb. 13:7, 17)
Administration (1 Cor. 14:40)
Faith (Rom. 4:18-21)

INTERESTS
Design/Develop
Pioneer
Organize
Operate/Maintain
Serve/Help
Acquire/Possess
Excel
Perform
Improve
Repair
Lead/Be in Charge
Persevere
Follow the Rules
Prevail
Influence

EXPERIENCES
Think about the following experiences in your life:

Spiritual
Painful
Education
Vocational
Ministry

TEMPERAMENT

Hi Low Hi

Extroverted

Introverted

Routine

Variety

Self-controlled

Self-expressive

Cooperative

Competitive


STRENGTHS
Entertaining
Recruiting
Planning
Evaluating
Managing
Researching
Artistic/Graphics
Interviewing
Counseling
Teaching
Writing/Editing
Promoting
Repairing
Feeding
Recall
Mechanical Operating
Resourceful
Counting/Classifying
Public Relations
Welcoming
Composing
Landscaping
Arts & Crafts
Decorating
Musical
Ministry

#2 Discovering Your Shape

What Do You Know?

What Do Others See?

What Could Be Next?

Gifts
(Spiritual)

Interests
(Passion)

Familiar Experiences

Temperament

Strengths
(Talents)

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