Purpose

Find your SHAPE

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Find your God-given SHAPE.

The Westminster Presbyterian Church mission statement is: Worship. Purpose. Community. We are created by God for a purpose and God has given each of us a specific SHAPE to help us find our place in the body of Christ. At our best we serving in a way that fulfills our purpose, and Westminster would love to help you find your purpose in the Body of Christ.

What is SHAPE?

SHAPE is an acronym that originated from Rick Warren’s bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life. It can be an excellent guide for examining how God, the ultimate artist and creator, has uniquely gifted and guided you for service in the Body of Christ. In defining your SHAPE for ministry, we look at the five areas listed below:

  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Heart
  • Abilities
  • Personality
  • Experiences

Why does SHAPE matter? You know those times that you do something and you enjoy it and it gives you energy? Usually those are the times you are working within your SHAPE. Can you think of times when you had to drag yourself there, were miserable while doing it and were exhausted afterwards? Those are usually times when you were not working in your SHAPE!

Remember, God never asks you to do what he has not given you the power to do. As you discover your unique SHAPE, you will also discover that God has already given you the tools you will need to be involved in ministry. Westminster has places for all SHAPEs! We want to help you find a place to serve at Westminster or in our wider community that fits your unique SHAPE.

STEP ONE

Find your Spiritual gifts through this simple assessment. This quick tool will help you narrow down some of the options so that you can explore which ones seem the most true for you.

STEP TWO

Set up a time to explore your SHAPE with us. We would love to help you find your unique SHAPE or purpose, either at Westminster or in the community. Finding and fulfilling your purpose will help foster a deeper connection with God and the church community as well as providing a sense of satisfaction. Contact us now!  life@wpc-decatur.org

STEP THREE

Try out a few volunteer opportunities. They can be at Westminster, in your neighborhood, workplace or child’s school. Regardless of where you use your gifts, you are being God’s hands and feet in the world.  See what fits well and what isn’t quite right. We want you to find what works for your unique life stage, interests, and time! Dedicate your service to God and see where God takes you!