The SHAPE Course

ARE YOU WHERE GOD WANTS YOU TO BE – DOING WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO?

SHAPE is a self-discovery program best experienced in a small group of people to better understand your…

SHAPES – Spiritual Gifts

H – Heart

A – Abilities

P – Personality

E – Experiences…

So that you may enjoy greater fulfilment in your relationship with Christ, and display increased fruitfulness in your chosen path/s.

The process was designed by Rick Warren and the Saddleback SHAPE ministry team, and has been adapted by Nick Hodgson to a more “Australian” small-group process, to assist you to discover your individual SHAPE, in a supportive, prayerful, and friendly small group setting, and give you a forum to develop and use your God-given gifts and abilities to serve God and the people that you have a heart to minister to.

The group meets together weekly on a Wednesday evening, utilising a well-developed and comprehensive self-discovery curriculum, prayer, seeking God and peer support, and guidance and coaching by Nick Hodgson.

WHO WILL FIND SHAPE HELPFUL?

  1. People relatively new to the “Christian” life, who find terms like “spiritual gifts”, “ministry” and “destiny” to be new concepts, and are hungry to discover how God may want them to serve others.
  2. Someone who has volunteered in a range of church ministry areas, but has not felt like they have “found their true calling” or ministry “sweet spot”, and may even have become discouraged about their gifts and abilities (or perceived lack of).
  3. Someone who has been working or mistering in a particular area for some time and is beginning to wonder if it is time to move into a new field or just looking for new vision and insight about future direction.
  4. A veteran of ministry and/or voluntary giving who is looking to renew their energy and enthusiasm, and willing to let God speak to them in a new way.

IN SHAPE FOR GOD’S WORK – “UNLOCKING THE MINISTRY OF EVERY MEMBER”

You are shaped to serve God… “Your hands shaped me and made me.” (Job 10:8)

Each of us was uniquely designed, or "shaped" to do certain things… “We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works.” (Eph 2:10)

God deliberately moulded and formed you to serve him in a way that makes your contribution to the world unique. I used to think that if I didn’t do what God wanted me to do then he would simply pass over me and find someone else to do that job. But I believe that God has been showing me that he has a specific role for each and every individual to play, and no-one else can fulfil that role. So if I don’t do what God wants me to do, that component of God’s work is left incomplete – there is a missing piece in the puzzle.

The BIG question is what is it that God wants you to do? Very few people get this job description in a flash of inspiration – instead it takes an ongoing process of listening, seeing and experimenting to find our place in the puzzle – where we fit and clarify the BIG picture. SHAPE is an inspiring process that facilitates and accelerates this process.

BENEFITS OF COMPLETING SHAPE

  • Clarity for how God wants to use you
  • Direction for stepping into a ministry or even career that suits you
  • Discover your spiritual gifts – the supernatural help that God has awaiting you
  • Clarify and expand on your visions and dreams
  • See how you can minister God’s love in a way that is natural and easy for you
  • Realise how you can use your gifts, talents and skills for the glory of God and the benefit of others
  • Understand your personality and how it colours your gifts
  • Appreciate how God has been using all your experiences (good and bad) to shape you, train you, prepare you, up-skill you, perhaps even tame you…
  • Get to know and love yourself based on how God sees you
  • Develop a plan for moving towards your calling

 

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