A persons S.H.A.P.E. has been a recent tool which is helpful in thinking who the Lord has created you to be as a part of His household and temple.  The Acronym stands for:

                      Spiritual gifts – what gifts were you given upon receiving Christ?
                      Heart – what areas of interest are you passionate about?
                      Abilities – what are you good at and what are your strengths?
                      Personality – what are your general personality tendencies?
                      Experiences – what has God brought you through in your life?

All these things have been given to you to honour and glorify God as you go about finishing the task God created you for: “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).

A helpful personal assessment document is available by clicking below.

Originally by Rick Warren (Saddleback Church), adapted with permission by Isak Nilsson.

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About the Author:

  • Marcia and Andrew were with OM in the 80’s and rejoined in 2012. Ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance, they served churches in the USA and then in France and are blessed with 2 children, their respective spouses and grandchildren. Their experience pastoring local churches has given them a passion to assist and encourage church planting.