Discovery

Discovering Your

Gifts

“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)

           

1.My

 

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-8

 

  1. My

 

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.”

Romans 12:1 (MSG)

 

  1. My

 

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT)

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Design Reveals

Destiny

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it.” Psalm 139:13-14 (NLT)

 

  1. my gifts.

 

  1. my gifts.

 

  1. my gifts.

 

 

My purpose is to ___________________ by _________________________

Beginners Ballet

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 C       S

“I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalm 139:14 (NLT)

DISC

DDescriptions

D

We are direct and decisive. We are risk takers and problem solvers. We are more    concerned with completing tasks and winning than we are with gaining approval from people. Though the internal drive tends to make us insensitive to those around us, “D”s are not afraid to challenge the status quo, and we thrive when it comes to developing new things. We need discipline to excel, and respond to direct confrontation. Our greatest fear is to be taken advantage of, and even despite our possible weaknesses – which include an aversion to routine, a tendency to over step authority, an argumentative nature, and a habit of taking on too much – we place a high value on time and use our innovative thinking to accomplish difficult tasks and conquer challenges.

 

D/I

We are curious concluders who place emphasis on the bottom line and work hard to reach our goals. We are more determined than we are inspirational, yet our high expectations and standards for ourselves and those around us typically cause us to make quite an impact, motivating others to follow us. We have an array of interests and can become distracted ty taking on too many projects. We often need to focus, prioritize, and simply slow down. Because we thrive on activity and forward motion, we like to accomplish tasks through a large number of people.

Joshua (Joshua 1), Noah (Genesis 6-9), Sarah (Genesis 16, 1 Peter 3:6)

 

D/S

We are achievers with an ability to persevere. We ae more active than passive, bot possess a kind of calm sensitivity and steadiness that makes us good leaders. We seem to be people-oriented but can easily be dominant and decisive when it comes to tasks and project planning. We strive to accomplish goals with fierce determination that comes from strong internal drive, but we could benefit from contemplative and conservative thinking as well as spending more time focusing on relationships.

Daniel (Daniel 1-6), Job (Job 1:5, James 5:11), Martha (Luke 10:38-42)

 

D/C

We are challengers that can either be determined students or defiant critics. Being in charge is important to us, yet we care little about what others think as long as we get the job done. We have a great deal of foresight and examine every avenue to find the best solution. We prefer to work alone. Though we fear failure and the lack of influence, we are motivated by challenges and can often be excellent administrators. We can benefit from learning to relax and paying more attention to people.

Malachi (Malachi 4), Nathan (2 Samuel 12:1-13), Nahum (Nahum 1-3)

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I Descriptions

I

We are inspiring and impressive. Enthusiastic, optimistic, impulsive, and emotional – we tend to be creative problem solvers and excellent encouragers. We often have a large number of friends, but we can become more concerned with approval and popularity than with getting results. Our greatest fear is rejection, but we thrive when it comes to motivating others. Our positive sense of humor helps us negotiate conflicts. Though we can be inattentive to details and poor listeners, we can be great peacemakers and effective teammates when we control our feelings and minimize our urge to entertain and be the center of attention. We value lots of human touch and connection.

 

I/D

We are persuaders who are outgoing and energetic. We enjoy large groups and use our power of influence to attain respect and convince people to follow our lead. Sometimes we can be viewed as fidgety and nervous, but it comes from our need to be a part of challenges that have variety, freedom and mobility. We could benefit from learning to look before we leap and spending more time being studious and still. We make inspiring leaders and know how to get results from and through people.

John the Baptist (Luke 3), Peter (Matthew 16 and 26, Acts3), Rebekah (Genesis 24)

 

I/S

We are influential counselors who love people, and it’s no surprise that people love us. We live to please and serve, and tend to be good listeners. Looking good and encouraging others is important to us, as is following through and being obedient. We often lack in the area of organization and can be more concerned with the people involved than we are with the task at hand. However, we can be center stage or behind the scenes with equal effectiveness, and we shine when it comes to influencing and helping others.

Barnabas (Acts 4, 9, 11-15), Elisha (1 Kings 19, 2 Kings 2-3), Nicodemus (John 3, 7, 19)

 

I/C

We are inspiring yet cautious assessors who are excellent communicators through the combination of concerned awareness and appreciation of people. We excel in determining ways to improve production. We tend to be impatient and critical, and can also be overly persuasive and too consumed by the desire to win. We like to work inside the box, and we could benefit from trying new things and caring less about what others think. This personality type often possesses a gift for teaching; we are generally dependable when it comes to paying attention to details and getting the job done.

Miriam (Exodus 15-21), Ezra (Ezra 7-8), Shunammite Woman (2 Kings 4:8-37)

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S Descriptions

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C pDescriptions

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Persoality Traits

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Using Your SpiritualGifts

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Congratulations on discovering your spiritual gifts! God uniquely created you and gave you these gifts for a reason. Now that you’ve identified how He has gifted you, your next step is to learn how you can use those gifts for the purpose He has for you.

 

Review your spiritual gifts and find out more about the areas available to serve at COTR in which you can best use your gifts.

 

                  The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability or organize multiple tasks and

                  groups of people to accomplish these tasks.

                  Luke 14:28-30; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:28

                  (Admin Team, Equip Leadership, Hispanic Ministry, KOTR Check-In, and virtually every ministry)

 

                  The gift of apostleship is the divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and ministries

               through planting, overseeing, and training.

                  Acts 15:22-35; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Galatians 2:7-10; Ephesians 4:11-14

                  (Group Leadership, Hispanic Ministry, Missions)

 

                  The gift of craftsmanship is the divine strength or ability to plan, build and work with your hands in

              construction environments to accomplish multiple ministry applications.

            Exodus 30:22; 31:3-11; 2 Chronicles 34:9-13; Acts 18:2-3

                  (KOTR, YOTR, Facilities, Missions, Production, Events Team)

 

                  The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood and to   

              distinguish between right and wrong motives and situations.

                  Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:10; John 4:1-6

                  (Deacons, Equip Leadership, Group Leadership, Hispanic Ministry, Missions, Prayer, Door/Sec. Ushers)

 

                  The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary

               steps to becoming Christ followers.

                  Acts 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8; Ephesians 4:11-14

                  (Deacons, Events, Group Leadership, Hispanic Ministry, Missions, Parking, Prayer, Welcome)

 

The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to encourage others through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth.

Acts 14:22; Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:24-25

(Deacons, Equip Leadership, Group Leadership, Hispanic Ministry, Missions, Prayer)

 

The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life.

Acts 11:22-24; Romans 4:18-21; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11

(All Teams)

Discovering

Discovering

Your Passions

NARROW DOWN YOUR PASSIONS BY ASKING YOURSELF FOUR QUESTIONS:

 

  1. Who do I see myself with?

 

                  Clarifying Questions:

  • Who do you naturally strike up conversations with?

  • Is there an age group that you dread being around as you think about it?

 

  1. What do I like to do?

                  If we do what we love, then we will love what we do.

 

                  Clarifying Questions:

  • What hobbies do you have? What do you like about them?

  • What is your favorite thing about your job and why?

  • What do you do that makes time fly when you do it?

  • What do you do that doesn’t feel like work?

 

  1. What do I do well?

 

                  Clarifying Questions:

  • What are 2-3 things that you do really well?

  • What do people consistently compliment you on at work or home?

  • What do you enjoy that you are good or great at?

 

  1. What really bothers me from day to day?

 

                  Clarifying Questions:

  • What breaks your heart?

  • If you could dedicate your life to help solve one problem in the world, what would it be?

  • What ministry at the church touches an issue that bothers you?

  • What ministry at the church do you feel you could really help in?

  • Is there an injustice that you would want to change?

Next Steps

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  1. Pray about the Serve Team you’d like to join, complete the application & turn it in.

Now that you’ve discovered your unique design, use the results of the personality and gifts        assessments to choose a team that best fits your passions and giftings. For a comprehensive list of Serve Teams, see the Appendix. Complete a Serve Team application and turn it in.

 

  1. Complete the Discovery Card & turn it in.

Transfer the results from the assessments to your Discovery Card and notate the Serve Team you would like to join. Turn in your Discovery Card.

 

  1. Shadow a team.

Together, we can find a ministry fit. You can experience it “hands-on” by shadowing a Serve Team member.

 

  1. Join a Serve Team.

Connect to the team and live out your purpose and serve God in serving others.

 

 

We ask every person serving at COTR to agree to the Lifestyle Commitment, Confidentiality Agreement, understand COTR’s Abuse Policy and other church policies.

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LIFESTYLE COMMITMENT

 

As an essential part of the COTR Leadership family, you have a responsibility to develop and exhibit Christ-like behavior. This should be the basic premise of your desire to participate in a servant-leader position here at COTR.

 

While serving the body of Christ as a servant-leader at COTR, you pledge to present a good appearance at all times. In both attire and behavior, you should strive to demonstrate Biblical standards in all situations.

 

As Christians, the way we present ourselves to others is of vital importance to the way others perceive Christ. Our conduct should never be an embarrassment to Christ, but should exemplify the best qualities of a Christ-like servant-leader.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

 

As a member of a Serve Team, I understand that I may come into contact with personal information about individuals and families that could be sensitive and should be kept confidential. I agree to keep all information I might encounter about all individuals’ finances, health, behavior, disabilities, and related matters confidential and only disclose it to COTR Staff and Leaders who need to know. I agree that I will uphold this confidentiality agreement whether or not I continue to be a member of a Serve Team, in order to protect all individuals and families who attend COTR.

 

ABUSE POLICY

 

I understand that Church on the Rock is a safe place for children and vulnerable adults, and that Church on the Rock complies with all Federal and State laws regarding reporting suspected child abuse. As a member of a Serve Team, I understand that suspected abuse is to be reported to the staff member who oversees the area in which I serve, or another COTR staff member. I also understand the four types of abuse defined below:

 

  • a physical act directed at a child or vulnerable adult that causes injury.

 

  • contact or interactions between a child and an adult, or a child and another child, when the child is being used for sexual stimulation of the perpetrator or another person. This includes exploitation through photographs, videos, or other communication methods.

 

  • acts or omissions by the parent or other caregivers that have caused, or could cause, serious behavioral, cognitive, emotional, or mental disorders.

 

  • failure to provide for the child or vulnerable adult’s basic needs. This includes adequate adult supervision, medical attention, housing, food and clothing. Most cases of physical neglect involve inadequate adult supervision that has caused harm to the child or vulnerable adult or places them in danger of such harm.

 

I understand it is not my responsibility to investigate and in no instance will I confront a parent or caregiver if abuse is suspected. As a member of a Serve Team, I agree to comply with this policy and report any suspected abuse to the staff person who oversees the area in which I serve, or another COTR staff member.