It is important to understand your gifts and passions to find the ministry best fitted for you. So you will not just be gifted at what you are doing, but also, passionate about it. All believers are called to serve and are given spiritual gifts to bless the church. The upcoming Network Spiritual Gifts class will help you discover how you can best serve in the church. Network is a way for you to discover your spiritual gifts, personal style and passion for serving in the body of Christ. Then you compile it all to get the best ministry opportunities for you.
I went to Network last year. I have completed numerous spiritual gift inventories and Network is the very best spiritual gift inventory I have ever done. It is by far is the most comprehensive and accurate because in addition to filling out your own questionnaires regarding your gifts, it allows for input from others, and factors in your passions. This process of evaluation is key.
I have the spiritual gift of shepherding. You might think that as a shepherd I could come along any group of people to walk through life with them. However, it does not always work that way. When I was serving in children’s ministry, it was a lot of work for me. I burned out quickly. But working with teens in Momentum Student Ministries encourages and excites me. I am more effective and the impact is greater for Jesus.
Why the difference? While I love children, shepherding them is not as closely aligned with my passions. I have a deep love for theology and Bible study and teaching God’s principles to teens and women allows me to flow in the gifts and passions God has given me.
It is beneficial for everyone to go through Network whether you are now serving in a ministry or not. If you are already flourishing in a ministry, Network will provide affirmation you are in a role fitted to your gifts and passions. If you are not currently serving, Network will help you hone in on areas of ministry best suited to you.
Pastor Brian has brought many of EBC’s ministry leaders through this material. At the end of October, you’ll have the chance to take part in Network. Call or text me at (603) 892-2998 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to hear about how Network has impacted me in ministry. If you have any questions, connect with me at the back counter after service over the next few weeks. Don’t put it off.