Ministry Discovery: Introduction

1. Objectives of the Study
This study is designed to:
- Equip the body of the Christ in fulfilling its mission: “for we are God's
workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).
- Empower the disciples of Jesus to “be built up until we all reach unity in the
faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to
the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12-13 NIV)

2. Introduction
Do not be surprised if you feel like you have already seen these thoughts in
other books or studies. Most of what is written in this study is a blended
application based on the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and Cure for the
Common Life by Max Lucado. These thoughts come from God and belong to the
Lord anyway. As the apostles of Jesus said:
“Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of
them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.” 2 Peter 3:1
“Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that…” Jude 1:5
To God be the glory!

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Ministry Discovery: Content

Content

Introduction

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THE MOSES PRINCIPLE

Principle 1: Understanding Moses call & his life.…………….………………………………
Principle 2: Rediscovering my past & my call..………..……………………….……………
Stage 1 …………………………………………………….……………………………………
Stage 2 …………………………………………………….……………………………………
Stage 3 …………………………………….……………………………………………………

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Ministry Blueprint …….……………………………………………….…………………….…
Ministry Blueprint Declaration……………………………………..……………………….…
Serving God with the right heart ………………………………….……………………….…
My Dream(s)...…………………………………………………………………….……………

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Exploring The Ministry: Discovering Your Niche …………………………………….…….
 Needs in the church
 Needs in my family
 Needs the community

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My Ministry ……………………………………..………………………………………..…….
Decide to Serve in an existing ministry or to Create a new ministry

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Ministry needed………………………………………….…………………………….………. page 40

Ministry Discovery: “Your Calling”

THE MOSES PRINCIPLE
PRINCIPLE 1: UNDERSTANDING MOSES’CALL & HIS LIFE
“Belief is something you can argue about, conviction is something you can die for.”
(qtd. in Purpose Driven Church, by Rick Warren)
When God calls you for service, He believes in you more than you do in yourselves. The reason
is simple. God shaped you for that purpose; He gave you spiritual gifts, knowledge, abilities,
experience, and many other skills for a special work. Let’s understand together the life of one of
his servant: Moses. We will then understand how to apply this life changing principle.
“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's
daughter.” Hebrews 11:24
1. MOSES WAS SHAPED TO LOVE HIS PEOPLE
Moses knew that:
 His mother (and father) hid him because of their love for him, knowing that they could
have been killed for it. Exodus 2:2-3
 His mother had to give him up because he was too old to be hidden Exodus 2:3
 His parents had to give him up despite their love for him. Exodus 2:10
 Pharaoh’s daughter took him as her son while his people were being mistreated. How
could you love someone who takes you by force from your parents and want to love you
as a mother? Exodus 1:8-11
 Would you want to be called son of Pharaoh if you knew that “your people” who are
innocent are mistreated? Exodus 1:8-11
God puts you in circumstances in life to shape your perspective and develop specific
convictions in your heart. In fact, the bible says that God determines the time and the precise
place were we would live. Acts 17: 26
2. MOSES WAS SHAPED TO LOVE JUSTICE
 Moses killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew slave, “one of his own people.”
Exodus 2:11-12
 Moses was a mediator and a peacemaker; in Exodus 2:13 he knew the matter before
trying to reconcile. The bible said”… He asked the one in the wrong…”
 Moses carried his thirst for justice even while he was in exile, escaping for his life, by
rescuing the daughters of a Midian priest. Exodus 2:16-17
3. MOSES WAS SHAPED TO LEAD A NATION
 Egypt was probably one of the greatest empires in the world!
 Moses was also close in line to become Pharaoh. The bible says that Moses “refused to
be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter” Hebrews 11:24
 He certainly had the training and education necessary to become a good king one day,
the leader of a nation: “Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was
powerful in speech and action.” Acts 7:22

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4. MOSES WAS SHAPED TO LIVE IN THE DESERT
 Now living in Pharaoh’s palace allowed the prince to be instructed and enabled him to
run a nation with the infrastructures of Egypt. However, how could he lead a nation in the
desert unless he himself had the ability to live in that kind of environment, which at that
time was unfamiliar to him?
“When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh
and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.”
Exodus 2:15
“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian,
and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain
of God.” Exodus 3:1

After killing the Egyptian, Moses lived in the desert with his wife and father-in-law, he
learned how to live humbly, attending a flock, and understanding how the sheep rely on
their shepherd. After living for 40 years in the desert, Moses was surely adapted to lead
God’s people in the wilderness.

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THE MOSES PRINCIPLES
PRINCIPLE 2: REDISCOVERING MY PAST & MY CALL
God places you in a family and puts a desire in your heart to serve Him.
1. WHAT IS YOUR CALL? HOW DID GOD SHAPE YOU?
Moses went in exile to Midian for almost 40 years: was God just waiting for the right time to
call him for his Duty? God does not give you more than you can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13).
We can sometimes see Moses as a fearful character but God knew he was the one He
made for that unique mission because it was the Lord’s plan.
“The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought and planned, so shall it
come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.” Isaiah 14:24 (Amplified Bible)
Now that you have a better understanding of the reason why God chose Moses, let’s talk about
YOUR CALL, YOUR SHAPE, YOUR MINISTRY.
Personalize these scriptures: Like Moses, The Lord my God:
 Knows me since my birth Psalm 139:13
 Sets me apart Jeremiah 1:5
 Prepared me for good works Ephesians 2:10
As he met God, Moses’ “Call” was already clear but he had to learn to trust God.
God will give you strength and will build up your faith as you converse with Him
 God helped Moses by using his staff as an instrument to perform miraculous sign
Exodus 4:1-9
 God gave Aaron to Moses as a partner to help him in that journey.
Exodus 4:11-17
2. THINKING ABOUT THIS:
1. What are the events that happened in your life good AND bad?
2. What are the biblical answers for each of them?
Personalize these scriptures and read them at loud: “My call for MINISTRY”
God called me into a ministry (1 Peter 2:9-10).God created me for a ministry (Ephesians
2:10), prepared me for a ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12), saved me for a ministry (2 Timothy
1:9), gifted me for a ministry (1 Peter 4:10). Jesus sent me to minister (Matthew 28:18-20),
commanded me to minister (Matthew 20:26-28),
He will also reward me for my ministry (Matthew 25:21).
My brothers and sisters need me in my ministry (1Corinthians 12:27)
I will be held accountable for my ministry (Colossians 3:23-24).
Is it really important to know your ministry? Now ask yourself: “What is my ministry?”

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2. WHEN GOD POURS OUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

It is a privilege to have the Spirit of God dwelling in you. When God wants you to accomplish a
task in His Name, He gives you His Spirit. God always gives His spirit for a specific reason.
 God listed your name on His book, invited you for service
“However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They
were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the Tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them,
and they prophesied in the camp.” Numbers 11:26
 To shepherd his flock
“I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit that is on you and put the
Spirit on them. They will help you carry the burden of the people so that you will not have to
carry it alone.” Numbers 11:17
 For artistic work
"See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled
him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts- to make artistic
designs for work in gold, silver and bronze” Exodus 31:2-4
 To lead His people
“So the LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, [a] and lay
your hand on him. Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and
commission him in their presence.” Numbers 27:18-19
 To save His people
“But when they cried out to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz,
Caleb's younger brother, who saved them. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, so that he
became Israel's judge and went to war.” Judges 3:9-10
 To fight for Him
“The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power so that he tore the lion apart with his bare
hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he
had done.” Judges 14:6
 To govern His people (king Saul)
”Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit
of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to
Ramah” 1 Samuel 16:13 (Amplified Bible)
Now that you have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you after repenting to God and believing in Jesus
Christ as your Lord and Savior:
- What is your call?
- Why did God give you His Spirit?

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This study will show you how God puts you in different situations to prepare you for a ministry.
“This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will
call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The
LORD is our God.' ” Zechariah 13:9

1. God gave you a spiritual gift when you were baptized in Jesus’ name and received the
Holy Spirit.

2. God gave you a unique passion for particular activities, something you would do
everyday even without being paid.
3. God gave you one or several abilities that you had built up since your birth.
4. God gave you a specific personality for His purpose: either you are an outgoing person
or a laidback person, someone who enjoys routine or loves changes.
5. God put you in different situations in life to give you a particular experience and wisdom
in some areas.
Now it is your turn to rediscover your life and see how God will use it for His glory. Write down
all your activities, passions, victories, past experiences, even the most hurtful ones. Then you
will have understanding like Joseph did when he said:
“And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here,
because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.” Genesis 45:5
As it was said in the introduction of this study, this is a blended application based on the
Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado.
It is very simple. If you carefully follow the instructions, which are illustrated with examples, you
will get the most out of it.
Like pharmacists often write on their medicines: “for best results: follow the instructions”
Why is it important to write down?
“Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this on a scroll as something to be
remembered…” Exodus 17:14
“Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that
a herald may run with it.” Habakkuk 2:2
“Moses recorded their starting places, as the Lord commanded, stage by stage; and
these are their journeying stages from their starting places”
Numbers 33:2 (Amplified Bible)

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STAGE 1
 List several activities and events in which you were involved during your life. Make sure
to list them whether you were voluntarily involved or as a result of an unforeseen
situation (e.g. hurricane relief, cancer of a relative, abortion, suicide of a relative, school
project, boy scout retreat, concert preparation, sport event…)
 Write down all the different experiences you had in the different stages of your life:
 As a Kid
 As a Teen
 As an Adult

You will only elaborate them in “stage 2.”

Example Stage 1:

STAGE 1 .

AS A KI D (1 YEAR – 14)
…1-.....I and my classmates built a miniature military base….
…2-....I wrote a short story about my family.…... …………………..
…3-....I taught to an old man how to read….………..……………..….
…4-….A friend of mine died of a cancer.….…....……….……………
…………………….…………………………………….………………………..……….

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STAGE 1 .

AS A KI D (Up to 14 years old)

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STAGE 1 .

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STAGE 1 .

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STAGE 2
Then from your notes of “stage 1,” choose some of the most significant of these past
chronicles (activities and experiences), and elaborate on them. Write down the
essentials.

Make sure to balance them; whether you were voluntarily involved or as a result
of an unforeseen situation
What was the purpose and outcome of the activity? How did you feel about it?
What was your part of responsibility in the process? What did you benefit from
this experience?

 The project?
 The result?
 How did you feel during and after?

 What was your role?
 What was its purpose?
 What led you to be involved?

Here is with the same example, the elaborate chronicle (stories): stage 2

Example Stage 2:

STAGE 2 .

AS A KI D (1

YEAR

– 14)

..1-.....I and my classmates built a miniature military base.
I coordinated the activities. The girls colored the base.
I recommended John to be the designer of the planes; he’s
really good at it. Pedro found the material; he can make
anything out of what he has on his hands. It was exiting
everyone could use his abilities to get the work done. The
group was very effective. The work was done in two
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THE CHRONICLES OF ……………………………………………………………… (← Your
STAGE 2 .

AS A KI D (Up to 14 years old)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS A KI D (Up to 14 years old)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS A KI D

(Up to 14 years old)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS A TEEN

(Between 14 and 20 years old)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS A TEEN (Between 14 and 20 years old)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS A TEEN (Between 14 and 20 years old)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS AN ADULT (From 20 years old to now)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS AN ADULT (From 20 years old to now)

CHRONICLES

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STAGE 2 .

AS AN ADULT (From 20 years old to now)

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STAGE 3
This stage is going to help you discover your S.H.A.P.E.
“Intelligent people are always open to new ideas. In fact, they look for them.”
Proverbs 18:15
This acronym developed by Pastor Rick Warren and his team will help you discover the
place where you will probably best serve God and His Church.

Spiritual gift
Heart, passion
Abilities
Personality
Experience

Read over your personal chronicles and circle all the verbs, words, and group of words
that express the following statements:

SPIRITUAL GIFT(S)

ABILITIES

- Gift received through the Holy Spirit
(might not be applicable at this stage)
For your spiritual gifts go to
www.mintools.com & www.kodachrome.org
Take the “spiritual gifts test.” Choose the
results that have the 3 highest scores in both
tests. Then see which gifts appeared twice in
both results.
Write down your finding in the table page 19

- Things you do easily, with no frustrations
- Write down everything that comes to mind

HEART, (PASSION)

EXPERIENCE

- Emotionally satisfied, sense of completion
- What gives you a sense of achievement, what drives
you to take an action?

- Activities and events in which you find yourself
- Activities and events from which you learned and
grew.

PERSONALITY
- How do you interact with people in a project?
- What is you role in an activity or task?

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Example Stage 3:

Kid

S.H.A.P.E.

Teen

Adult

HEART,
passion

- It was exciting that
everyone could use his/her
- Emotionally
abilities (e.g. military base
satisfied, sense of
see “stage 1”)
completion
- building stuff (e.g. military
- What gives you
base see “stage 1”)
a sense of
achievement
- What excites
you in life

Summarize all
the things in
which you are
passionate.

Group projects, building stuff, project management

Example Stage 3:

S.H.A.P.E.

Kid

Teen

Adult

ABILITIES
- Things you easily
do, with no
frustrations
- Write down
everything that
comes to mind

- I coordinated
- I recommended

Summarize all
your abilities.

Putting a team together, using people’s talent to accomplish a goal

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Example Stage 3:

Kid

S.H.A.P.E.

Teen

Adult

PERSONALITY
- I coordinated to get
the work done

- How do you interact
with people in a
project?
- What is you role in
an activity or task?

Summarize your
personality based
on your chronicles.

Coordinator, work efficiently, introvert

Example Stage 3:

S.H.A.P.E.

Kid

Teen

Adult

EXPERIENCE
- Activities and
events in which you
find yourself
- Activities and
events from which
you learned and
grew

Summarize all the
experiences you
had based on your
chronicles.

- built a miniature military
base

Built stuff. Worked with people from various background and abilities.

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STAGE 3

S.H.A.P.E.

SPIRITUAL
GIFT
Gift received
through the
Holy Spirit when
you were
baptized into
Jesus Christ

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STAGE 3

S.H.A.P.E.

Kid

Teen

HEART,
passion

- Emotionally
satisfied, sense of
completion
- What gives you
a sense of
achievement
- What excites
you in life

Summarize all
the things in
which you are
passionate.

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Adult

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STAGE 3

S.H.A.P.E.

Kid

Teen

ABILITIES

- Things you
easily do, with no
frustrations
- Write down
everything that
comes to mind

Summarize all
your abilities.

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STAGE 3

S.H.A.P.E.

Kid

Teen

PERSONALITY

- How do you interact
with people in a
project?
- What is you role in
an activity or task?

Summarize your
personality based
on your chronicles.

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STAGE 3

S.H.A.P.E.

Kid

Teen

EXPERIENCE

- Activities and
events in which you
find yourself
- Activities and
events from which
you learned and
grew
- Work experience
- Education

Summarize all the
experiences you
had based on
your chronicles.

When you summarize all the finding of Stage 1,2 and 3
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Adult

Ministry Discovery: “Your Calling”

MINI∫TRY BLUЄPRI∩T
Now that you have a good summary of your chronicles describing your S.H.A.P.E., write them
down in the present form.
This will be your “MI N I ∫ T R Y BLUЄPRI∩T”

According to your records, it is the best way that you could be serving God and His Church.
Remember: the best way to finish a marathon is to focus on the race and its prize.

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in
such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24(NIV)

“ Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off
everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with
perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1(NIV)

Just like Jesus, we must have a much-focused life:
Bringing glory to God by completing the work He gave us to do John 17:4
“…I do exactly what my father commanded me …” John 14: 30-31
“For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will
and purpose of Him Who sent Me.” John 6:38 (Amplified Bible)

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Here is an example with the same individual

M I N I ∫ T R Y BLUЄPRI∩T
Spiritual gift

[EXAMPLE]

Teaching - Wisdom

- The gift God gave
you when you became
a Christian

Heart

Handy jobs – Seeing people use their best

- Emotionally satisfied,
sense of completion
- What gives you a
sense of
achievement?

Abilities
-Things you easily do,
with no frustrations
- Write down
everything that comes
to mind

Personality
- How do you interact
with people in a
project?
- What is you role in
an activity or task?

Experience
- Activities and events
in which you find
yourself

Project coordinator
Work effectively with people
Using people’s talent to accomplish a goal

Introvert
Love quality & effective work
Love variety

Coordinated a short term group project
Work with individual of different background

Now it is your turn
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M I N I ∫ T R Y BLUЄPRI∩T
Spiritual gift
- The gift God gave
you when you became
a Christian

Heart
- Emotionally satisfied,
sense of completion
- What gives you a
sense of achievement

Abilities
-Things you easily do,
with no frustrations
- Write down
everything that comes
to mind

Personality
- How do you interact
with people in a
project?
- What is you role in
an activity or task?

Experience
- Activities and events
in which you find
yourself

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It is then the time to write your M I N I ∫ T R Y

BLUЄPRI∩T

DECLARATION.

This will help you remember what potential you have as well as what could be the ministry that
God prepared in advance for you.

When the crowd wanted to make Jesus their king, he had to withdraw to by himself to a
mountain. John 6:14-15

Satan was trying once again (this time through the crowd) to make Jesus loose His
focus just as Satan did in the desert when he wanted to make him king of the world
(Matthew 4:8-11). When he (Jesus) came back from His retreat, He reaffirmed to the
crowd that His purpose was:
“38For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to
do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me.39And this is the will of Him Who
sent Me, that I should not lose any of all that He has given Me, but that I should
give new life and raise [them all] up at the last day.” John 6:38-39 (Amplified
Bible)

You too, when the devil is trying to keep you away from the purpose that God made you
for, withdraw in a solitary place, pray to God, and meditate the Work he has done in your
life. Then read again and again your M I N I ∫ T R Y BLUЄPRI∩T DECLARATION. Read also
your dream statement (page 31) and come back on track reloaded with your purpose,
dream(s), and ministry in mind.

The M I N I ∫ T R Y BLUЄPRI∩T DECLARATION consist of writing down in complete sentences all the
information that you have collected and categorized in your “MI N I ∫ T R Y BLUЄPRI∩T”.

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M I N I ∫ T R Y BLUЄPRI∩T DECLARATION
...God gave me the Spiritual Gift(s) of: .........................................................................................................
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...God gave me a heart and passion for: ......................................................................................................
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...God gave me a personality: …..................................................................................................................
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...To prepare me for my ministry God gave me an experience in: ………….................................................
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...Now that I am fully aware of the potentials that God gave me, I commit myself to use them for the
glory of God to serve God, His Church, my family, and the community in which I now live.........................
Signature

Name

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Serving God with the right heart


When you serve using your God-given gifts, remember that it is God first that you are
serving; therefore God should be your starting point. Joshua 5:13-15 (see v. 14) (NIV)
Samuel understood that by ministering to the Israelite community, he was personally
accountable to God. 1 Samuel 12:18-25 (see v.23) (NIV)
You will be rewarded for faithfully using your talents Matthew 25:20-28(NIV)
o Whether you do something on your own (v. 21)
o Or by making yourself available to help someone in accomplishing a godly task
(v.27)

There are usually 2 categories of people in our society:
1. The ones, who are natural-born leaders and who, with a vision, create an organization
(for profit or not for profit). In the kingdom of God, these are the kind who could use their
abilities to create a project, set a God’s given vision that will involve many individuals.
That would be the case of the bankers who use someone’s deposit to produce wealth
Matthew 25:27(NIV)
2. The ones who would rather help those who have a vision. These people can usually be
found working for organization without having the hassle of governing it. That would be
the people who put their money in deposit to the bankers so the latter would produce
something profitable out of it. Matthew 25:27(NIV)

Jesus would rather suffer to serve God than to follow His own desires.
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"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say?’Father, save me from this
hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28Father, glorify your
name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it
again." John 12:27-28 (NIV)

Therefore, make yourself available to fulfill God’s will for your life and make an impact
around you. The bible says:
“4No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his
aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him.”
2 Timothy 2:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
Therefore, use your S.H.A.P.E. to serve God.

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A Ministry is Driven by a Dream

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Exploring The Ministry: DISCOVERING YOUR NICHE

The goal of this internal exploration was to help you discover what you can use to serve God
through His Church. It does not mean that everything you do will be perfect.
“But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of
Egypt?" And God said, "I will be with you…” Exodus 3:11:12 (NIV)
God will be with you, Jesus will be with you. That is what His name means anyway
Immanuel = God with us {Ref. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/}
Actually, God is aware that you need Him to accomplish His purpose and for this reason, He
gives you His Spirit. That is why Jesus said:
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"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,
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to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."[e] Luke 4:18-19 (NIV)

Write down the needs you see in your church, family, and community then put a number in front
of the ones you can best meet based on your S.H.A.P.E.
Put a number starting by the one you can best fulfill to the least.
#1 will be the need you will best meet.

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SEE THE STUDY: “EXPLORING THE COMMUNITY”

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“M y M i n i s t r y”
SUMMARY

Crossroad between NEEDS & ABILITIES to meet them

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In this sheet, write down the need #1 & #2 of each category that you numbered in pages 31, 32
AND 33. These needs are your potential ministries.

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Here is a list of the potential ministries that might need to be fulfilled in a church

Worship

Fellowship

Discipleship

Serve

Share

Praise, Song & Prayer

Connect

Grow

Through ministry

The Gospel

S
C
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T
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S

Sing to the LORD,
praise his name;
proclaim his
salvation day after
day. Psalm 96:2

Every day they
continued to meet
together in the temple
courts.

Anyone who breaks one
of the least of these
commandments and
teaches others to do the
same will be called least
in the kingdom of heaven,
but whoever practices and
teaches these commands
will be called great in the
kingdom of heaven.

Selling their
possessions and
goods, they gave to
anyone as he had
need.

Preach the word of
God. Be persistent,
whether the time is
favorable or not.
Patiently correct,
rebuke, and
encourage your
people with good
teaching.

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Worship
- Song ministry
- Prayer Focused
Ministry

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D

Acts 2:46

Acts 2:45

2 Timothy 4:2

Matthew 5:19

- Honoring God’s
Temple with a
healthy lifestyle

Fellowship
- Event to bring
people together/ {+}
attract the
community.
- Event coordinator
(Purposeful
Fellowship)

Membership class
- Building
friendship/discipleship
with NEW MEMBERS
- Explaining the way
the Church works {+}
Jesus’ expectations of
a disciple {+} What can
the church do for a
disciple.
- Helping people to
grow closer to God and
mature in Christ
Financial Ministry
- Handling God’s
money God’s way
- Developing godly
spending habits
Spiritual Inventory
- Making a regular &
deep inventory of our
walk with God.
Recovery Program
- healing from addiction
abuse, relationships.

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Ministry
Discovery class
- Equipping the
saints for work of
service prepared
in advance by
God.

Exploring the
community
- Studying the
community. Needs
and strength for a
better evangelism
strategy.

C.A.R.E Ministry
- Benevolence:
helping people
financially and
helping them to
find a job.
- Seeking on a
regular basis the
needs of the
members and
report it to the
suitable ministry.

Reaching out
- Teaching how to
reach out
- Mission Team
*community
*globally

Community care
- help the
community
though various
activities and
programs
Kids Ministry…

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Ministry Discovery: “Your Calling”

START SERVING GOD IN ONE OF THESE AREAS. SWITCH
PERIODICALLY UNTIL YOU FIND EXACTLY THE ONE YOU WILL SERVE
GOD WITH THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES. BUT REMEMBER

“The LORD said to Gideon, ‘You have too many warriors with you. If I let all
of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved
themselves by their own strength...’ ”
Judges 7:2 (NLT)

HUMBLY SERVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
“ ‘So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do,
should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done ourduty’ ”
Luke 17:10 (NIV)

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Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So
run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.
1 Corinthians 9:24 (Amplified Bible)
How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?
Psalm 116:12

Hope that this curriculum helped you
Grow in your walk with God
And helped you find your Ministry
Amen
Created by
Guy-Michel Coffi
Edited by
LaJoyce Kongpinda
&
Amy M. Baker
OutFocus Ministry

©

2006

gmcoffi@gmail.com

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