STRENGTHS IN SERVICE
What is your biggest strength? It’s one of the most common
and most dreaded job interview questions. But the answer won’t just help you
land a job. It could help grow relationships and find your calling to serve
within Independent Presbyterian Church.
This fall, IPC is launching Strengths and Service. The
program will use “Living Your Strengths” books (Winseman, Clifton, Liesveld) and an online assessment to
help IPC members identify their unique God-given gifts. They’ll also learn how
to use those strengths to serve others through IPC missions.
According to the authors, the program “is inspired by a
profound belief that you are uniquely created by God and endowed with talents
and gifts that are yours and yours alone – and that the discovery and
development of these talents I key to your well-being. God wants you to be you
– not somebody else, but you.”
A test group has already undergone the program, and a second
group is currently participating. The IPC staff even completed a one day
Strengths in Service event recently.
Starting in September, it will be your chance to learn your
strengths. Classes will meet once a week for six weeks. For more information, contact Cindy Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDENTIFY YOUR STRENGTHS, YOUR CALL TO SERVE
What are your top five strengths? How can you use those strengths to serve others?
"I was amazed how spot on it was for me, and all my strengths fit into my Fresh Air Farm job. It said, 'Okay. The Lord gave me a great job."
~Sarah Van Os
Her strengths reaffirmed her commitment to teaching students at the Children's Fresh Air Farm.
"That's what this program is about from a church standpoint- weld those talents together to have a good team."
Rusty is a developer and a STAIR tutor. He is developing a plan to help STAIR tutors keep in touch with their students beyond 2nd Grade to ensure they continue to succeed in the classroom.
Staff members have also learned their strengths. This fall, it will be YOUR chance to find your true calling in your personal life and within
Discover YOUR strengths, YOUR passion and YOUR talents.