discovering your spiritual gifts


Our goal is to help you discover how God has uniquely designed you to function in his church by considering your SHAPE Profile.

Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experience

Finding out what your SHAPE is helps discover what God's purpose is for your life.


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“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” 

- Ephesians 4: 11-12 (NLT)




  • An ability to visualize the final result

  • An ability to break down major goals into smaller, achievable goals

  • A tendency to remove oneself from distracting details in order to focus on the ultimate goal

  • The ability to delegate

  • A joy in seeing the finished product


  • An ability to see practical needs and desire to meet them

  • A joy in serving when it frees others to fulfill their duties

  • A special enjoyment in providing for physical needs and comforts

  • A strong desire to be with others

  • An enjoyment of short-range projects



  • A keen ability to discern wise investments in order to have a greater resource of giving

  • A desire to give quietly

  • A tendency to practice frugality

  • An ability to see financial needs overlooked by others

  • A desire to give gifts of high quality



  • The need to express thoughts and ideas verbally

  • An amazing ability to sense when someone or something is not what it appears to be

  • Openness about personal faults and failures

  • A willingness to suffer for doing what is right

  • An ability to be very persuasive in defining what is right and what is wrong.



  • A unique ability by the Holy Spirit to clearly and effectively communicate the Gospel

  • A burden for the lost

  • Ability to overcome fear and engage non-believers



  • The need to validate truth

  • The desire to present truth systematically

  • A delight in researching and reporting

  • An alertness to factual details


  • A motivation to urge people to their full spiritual maturity

  • A desire to give precise steps of action toward spiritual growth

  • A motivation to bring harmony

  • Comfortable in one on one relationships


MERCY — Sharing God’s LOVE

  • An ability to sense genuine love

  • A need for deep friendships

  • A greater concern over felt needs than physical needs

  • A tendency to attract people who are hurting

  • A desire to remove the cause of the hurt rather than look for the benefits


HOSPITALITY — Making God’s People Feel WELCOME and at HOME

  • Are friendly and able to interact with people comfortably

  • Like to meet and greet new people and have “never met a stranger”

  • Are willing to open up their home

  • Enjoy organizing or participating in events that connect people to the church

  • Have a strong desire and ability to make strangers and visitors feel welcome.



  • Keep a constant dialogue with God throughout the day

  • Consistently pray for people and ministries

  • Follow through when asked to pray for people

  • May have set times for prayer

  • Have a strong belief that God works powerfully in the world and responds to prayer


FAITH — BELIEVING in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life. 

  • Have an unshakeable trust in God’s power and love which they can help others to see

  • Are not dismayed when situations look bleak, believing that “all things work together towards the good for those who love the Lord” (Romans 8:28)

  • Believe that things happen for a reason and that God is active in the world

  • Are bold in their prayer life, asking God for things which only he could make possible

  • See no challenge as insurmountable, and set very high spiritual, financial, and relational goals


PASTOR/SHEPHERD — Caring for the SPIRITUAL NEEDS of God’s People

  • Have a desire and an ability to help Christians grow to greater maturity in the faith

  • Enjoy guiding, mentoring and nurturing people

  • Desire to help people overcome spiritual, emotional, or physical problems in their lives

  • Want to protect people from harmful influences and help bind up the wounded

  • Have a following of people who trust them because of their attention, and who often go to them for counseling


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