4. Purpose-Driven Church Moving members into ministry should be an ongoing process, not a special emphasis. Your placement process should focus on empowering people, not on filling positions. Youll have a much higher success rate with those you place in ministry if you focus on the SHAPE of the individual, not the needs of this institution. Remember, ministry is about people, not programs.
5. Empowering People The word empower means to energize something or someone. Building upon the foundation of CLASS 101 and 201, we define M-power as Energizing Maturing Members for Ministry.
6. M-power Passage It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare Gods people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may 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 4:11-13
7. M-power Philosophy Every Member is a Minister and Every Ministry Matters to God.
8. Ministry Team Dream The Ministry Team dreams of the day when every member is ministering through his or her God- given SHAPE so that all of the needs within the church are met by the members of Grace Community Church.
9. Dream Passage Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
10. Purpose Statement To prayerfully invoke servanthood by inventing strategies that invite people to serve and invest in their God-given SHAPE for life.
11. Sweet-Spot Ministry Where Your Strengths and Passions Intersect What Do I Love to Do? (Gifts/Talents) Who Do I Love to Impact? (Target Audience) Why Do I Want to Impact Them? (Drive/Motive) How Will I Impact Them? (Your Ministry)
12. Sweet-Spot Leading Focus in Your Mind Fulfillment in Your Heart Fruitfulness in Your Life
13. Outside the Sweet-Spot Frustration in Your Mind Fatigue in Your Heart Fear in Your Life
14. M-power Strategy
15. DECIDE to Serve Programs RICKS PICKSThis is a list of the top ministry opportunities currently available for members and guests. This list is updated monthly and can be located online and on the ministry table. JOHNS JOBS FOR SMALL GROUPSThis is a list of the top ministry opportunities available for your Small Groups. These are opportunities, which allow your Small Group to serve the Grace family together. MINISTRY EXPLORERThis is an interactive, online tool to help you search the various ministries, see key information on each, and sign up for the one that best fits you. MINISTRY-IN-A-BOXServe from home. Ministry-In-A-Box is just that special ministry opportunities that fit in boxes for volunteers to pick up at the church office, complete at home, and return the next day. Projects vary from making phone calls to stuffing and sorting. VOLUNTEER CENTRALHave time during the day? If so, serve a few hours at Volunteer Central. Volunteer Central is located within the church office and open for volunteers who love to serve behind the scenes and play a vital role in the success of Grace Community Church. Volunteer Central is open MondayFriday from 10am4pm. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERAre you a computer wiz? Use your home computer to complete various ministry projects from home. Projects include research, data entry, power point, proof reading, and much more.
16. DISCOVER Your SHAPE Programs CLASS 301: DISCOVERING MINISTRYThis class is an exciting, fast-paced Sunday evening seminar (3 hours) designed to help you discover your unique place of ministry in the Body of Christ. In CLASS 301, you will get the opportunity to learn how your spiritual gifts, passions, abilities, personality and experiences can be used to serve others. In addition, you will leave with a personalized SHAPE Profile, providing you with important insights into how God has uniquely shaped you. SHAPE DISCOVERY SESSIONSA SHAPE Discovery Session is a one-hour meeting facilitated by a trained SHAPE Guide. During your Discovery Session you and your SHAPE Guide will review your SHAPE Profile, so you can find a fulfilling place to serve and express your God-given SHAPE in ministry at Grace Community Church.
17. DEMONSTRATE Locally Programs SHAPE GUIDESYour SHAPE Guide will continue working with you over a six month period to ensure that you find just the right place of ministry at Grace. PRIMARY & SECONDARY MINISTRIESThe goal of CLASS 301 centers around helping you find a primary ministry based upon your SHAPE and a secondary ministry based upon the needs of the church. Your SHAPE Guide will lead you to explore multiple options until you find your sweet-spot in ministry. START A NEW MINISTRYGrace Community Church has many ministries that have been started by lay ministers just like you. So, if you have a possible new ministry idea, please share it with the Ministry Team so we can see if it qualifies as a new ministry. SERVING GOD TOGETHERThis is an 8-week Small Group video series focusing upon ministry. Each week, your small group will be inspired and challenged to transition from being spectators to Christ-centered participants, serving the Lord together. The training will help your entire group see how their individual spiritual gifts and passions can strengthen your group and support the church family. M-POWERMENT TRAININGJust like you, ministry leaders at Grace desire to make an impact with their lives through serving. So, in an effort to keep their passion alive for what God is asking them to do, we offer an interactive training session just for thema time to be sharpened, challenged, and renewed in their service to the Lord.
18. DIRECT Globally Programs CLASS 302: DEVELOPING THE FOCUSED LIFEThis interactive class guides you in the focusing of your life so you can replace inner frustration and fatigue with focus and fulfillment from God. You will also get the opportunity to answer five key questions about your life as outlined by Rick Warren in Chapter 40 of The Purpose Driven Life. LIFE REVIEW RETREATSA Life Review Retreat is a planned time away from the noise and distraction of daily life in an effort to restore your passion and re-energize your life in Christ. The Retreat is designed to help you refresh your Spirit, refine your SHAPE, and refocus your entire life on what matters most. FOCUSED LIFE RETREATSA Focused Life Retreat is a planned time away from the noise and distraction of daily life in an effort to give 18 to 29 year olds a clear direction for their life, career, family, and ministry. LIFE PLANNING & MISSIONFulfilling our life mission is a crucial component in the journey of living for Gods glory here on earth. In The Purpose Driven Life, Pastor Rick shares that God wants you to have both a ministry in the Body of Christ and a mission in the world. You can start to learn about your special life mission in the world by taking CLASS 302, a Life Retreat with a close friend, and CLASS 401.