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God created us to serve others and gives us a unique SHAPE to do His work. Even amidst coronavirus stay at home orders, God can use your SHAPE to be a light for Christ to other people. The assessments below will help you discover your SHAPE and consider how you can join us in our mission of Becoming like Christ together for the World.

What is SHAPE?

SHAPE is an acronym that originated from Rick Warren’s bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life. It can be an excellent guide for examining how God, the ultimate artist and creator, has uniquely gifted and guided you for service in the Body of Christ. In defining your SHAPE for ministry, you’ll reflect on these areas:

  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Heart (Passion)
  • Abilities
  • Personality
  • Experiences

Why Should SHAPE Matter to You?

When you enjoy and are energized by what you’re doing, you are usually working within your SHAPE. Can you think of times when you had to drag yourself to get to a volunteer opportunity, were frustrated while serving, or exhausted afterwards? Those are usually times when you were not working within your SHAPE.

Discover ways to use your SHAPE, and you will also discover that God has given you the tools you need to be involved with and energized in ministry!

Steps to Discover Your SHAPE

There are two unique assessments. One is for the “S” in SHAPE, and is a spiritual gifts discovery tool. The other is for the “HAPE” in SHAPE and is a self assessment to help you reflect on your Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experience. Please pay attention to both for the full SHAPE discovery experience.


Take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment by clicking this hyperlink. It’s about 10 minutes long and the questions are multiple choice.


Fill out the additional self assessment that begins in the section below these directions. It takes 5-10 minutes, most questions are multiple choice and COVID-19 related sections are included.


Once complete, your results are automatically emailed to you so that you can further consider ways to use your SHAPE for ministry. Completed forms and any options for follow up you select are confidentially filed with our spiritual formation department.

Exploring Your SHAPE

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