Serve With Us
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
We live in a world where some people are really athletic and some are super smart. Other people are funny, and still others possess great wealth. Some can sing and others dance. Some are good at communicating and others at peacemaking. Some can cook, some can host, and others can sew. There are so, so many gifts that God uniquely distributes to each and every one of His children. At Grace, we are grateful for all of the gifts God gives to each of us, but we know that it is not our particular gifts that make any one of us great. Our greatness comes when we discover our gifts (whatever they may be) and use them to serve and bless others.
We find no satisfaction or joy in comparing who we are or what we have or don’t have with each other. We have no time for trying to be something or someone we are not. Our collective aim is to live into the very best versions of ourselves that we can. We want to discover how God made us, grow comfortable in our own skin, and then together pour out our lives for the sake of others. We want to be agents of healing and hope and transformation in our families, our communities, and in our world that so desperately needs it.
The secret to understanding God’s purposes for our lives comes when we understand how God uniquely crafted and designed us. For what God made us to BE determines what He intends for us to DO. In this class, we will look at 5 unique factors that make us who we are called our SHAPE:
- Spiritual Gifts
- Heart (Passions)
- Abilities (Skills)
By discovering and reflecting on these factors, we will better understand the purposes God has for us... the unique way God intends for us to serve Him.
You will watch the videos on your own time and complete the SHAPE assessment within a 2-3 week window. At the conclusion you will meet with the Volunteer Equipping team to go over your results and find a place where you can serve with purpose using your unique SHAPE.