SERVANT PROFILE

Each of us is uniquely wired for Ministry. At Faithbridge, we refer to this as our Servant Profile. 


Your Servant Profile is made up of three parts:

Ministry Passion--WHERE?

Personal Style--HOW?

Spiritual Gifts--WHAT?

MINISTRY PASSION

Ministry Passion Assessment


What is Ministry Passion and why is it important?


Webster's Dictionary defines "passion" as:

  1. an intense feeling
  2. ardent affection or love
  3. a strong liking for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept
  4. an object of great desire or deep interest. It includes things like fervor, enthusiasm, and zeal and reflects an intense emotion that is deeply stirring, and compels action

For Christ followers, Ministry Passion is best explained as being a God-given motivation of the heart that compels us to get involved in some aspect of God's Kingdom work here on earth. Consider the people you would like to help most or the causes you feel strong about. What would your friends say you are interested in or passionate about? What could you stay up all night talking about? Ministry Passion gives the direction in ministry more than any other factor, as it helps answer the "where" question (where specifically in the church or local community should I serve?). 

PERSONAL STYLE

Each of us is given a unique personality, which is our preferred way of relating to and dealing with the world around us. When we serve in ways that don't fit our personal style, it is like writing with the wrong hand and can lead to decreased efficiency in our service--and motivation suffers. When we know and acknowledge our personal style, we can seek out opportunities for ministry that help us obtain a good fit. 


Personal Style Assessment


There are two components to your personal style:

  1. How are you energized? Are you more people-oriented or more task-oriented?

This scale describes how you receive and focus your emotional energy, and the way you prefer to interact with tasks and people. 


Task-oriented folks are energized by doing things; they are comfortable with others who share their commitment to task, and may become frustrated or feel awkward when having to deal with many relational activities. 


People-oriented folks are energized by interacting with people, and measure results in terms of relationships; they prefer to work with other people in a "team" setting. Both of these indicate a particular approach or priority of operating, and simply indicate a preference.


2. How are you organized? Are you more structured or more unstructured?


This scale describes how you prefer to organize yourself. 


Those who are unstructured prefer to have many options and flexibility of choice; they enjoy moving between a variety of activities. 


People who are structured tend to plan and bring order to their lives--these are the folks who seek decisions and closure, and enjoy details. Once again, these descriptions indicate a preference to style of organizing. 


It is important to note that each of these personal style combinations is not an all-or-nothing descriptor of your style; you may be strongly people-oriented and less strong in your structured organizational style. This means that not all People/Structured folks share the same intensity of that particular style. 

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Spiritual gifts are divine empowerment, or abilities, that have been given to each believer by God. As you begin to serve, you will begin to discern an increasing awareness of your gifts--through God's leading, and through the affirmation of those with whom you serve. These gifts are given as "the manifestation of the Spirit..for the common good." The gift is the Holy Spirit working in and through you!


We believe that God has given each one of His children talents and spiritual gifts to be used for His service. As you begin to understand how God has uniquely gifted you, you will better be able to see where your specific gifts and talents may be used for the building up of Christ's church. 


Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Spiritual Gifts Results