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What is your S.H.A.P.E.?
 

God formed every creature on this planet with a special area of expertise. Some animals run, some hop, some swim, some burrow, and some fly. Each has a particular role to play based on the way they were shaped by God. The same is true with humans. Each of us was uniquely designed, or "shaped" to do certain things.

Before architects design any new building they first ask, "What will be its purpose? How will it be used?" The intended function always determines the form of the building.

Before God created you, he decided what role he wanted you to play on earth. He planned exactly how he wanted you to serve him, and then he shaped you for those tasks. You are the way you are because you were made for a specific ministry.
 
By looking at these five areas, you can understand more about who you are, how God has made you and how he has used life to shape you.
 
Spiritual Gifts
 
God wants us to be involved with His work. He is so gracious that by His Holy Spirit He freely distributes spiritual gifts to all who are saved. He not only wants us to know our spiritual gifts, but He expects us to grow in them each day.
 
So you want to discover more about your Spiritual gifts? Below is a resource to help you discern your gifts and think about how they may relate to a call to service.
 
Heart for Ministry
 
The second step in discovering your S.H.A.P.E. for ministry is to have a “Heart” check-up. The Bible says your heart expresses the very core of your being. No doubt! People are passionate. However, the direction and intensity of our passion depends on that to which we have given our heart. The Christian who has given his heart to Christ can trust on the Lord to birth in him a unique passion . . . a longing or desire to make a difference. This passion is Godgiven (planted in you before birth) and is in harmony with your natural likes and dislikes. He has uniquely designed us to serve in ways that we find motivating, fulfilling and fruitful. Let’s see if we can discover that vein of gold that runs through your heart.
 
Heart is the Bible's way of describing the sum of your desires, hopes, interests, ambitions and dreams. Here is a resources to help you explore your heart and consider a call to service.
 
 
Abilities
 
Throughout Scripture, God’s people have manifested various abilities.God has always loved to choose His people “right off the streets.” He used the abilities of many to carry on His work, and the vocations of many located them at the right place at the right time to be used.
 
Below is a  resource to help you explore and understand your abilities.
 
 
Personality
 
Seeing the person God created you to be is essential to your effectiveness and fulfillment in service. Like a sculpture, God has fashioned you to
show forth His glory in the most natural way. Let’s explore further what His “way” with you is.
 
What kind of person are you? The tools below will help you explore and understand your personality how it relates to your sense of calling.
 
 
Experiences
 
Our experiences, both good and bad, teach us a lot about God, about ourselves and about our calling. Use the resources below to help you think about your experience and whether God is calling you to ordained ministry?