I Want To Serve God and Serve Others!
Jesus is at work in the world, particularly among the poor, the sick and the outcasts, and He calls us to follow Him into the world that He loves. Discipleship is not primarily about the enjoyment of personal blessings, it is much more about walking and serving with Christ, to be a channel of God’s blessings to others.
It’s about our availability, not our ability
As we volunteer to serve, we will soon realise that it is not about our abilities but God’s enabling power in and through us. As our Lord Jesus said in John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
We need the empowering of the Holy Spirit when we serve. When God calls, he does not just look at our ability; he looks first at our availability. God is asking if we are first willing, not if we are able: “Just do the best with whatever gifts God has blessed you with, and let God do the rest. God can do much through people like us who willingly turn ourselves and whatever gifts we have to serve him”.Rev Raymond Fong, Pastor-in-Charge
SHAPE is a workshop that helps participants find matching areas of service through the discovery of their Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Ability, Personality and Experience (SHAPE).
This course is made up of the following parts:
Part 1: Complete and submit an essential pre-course homework.
Part 2: Complete Discover Your SHAPE Workshop on the E-Learning platform (approximately 3 hours at your own time and pace).
Part 3: Attend 2.5-hour onsite session "SHAPE and Your Discipleship".
Part 4: Attend an interview session in which a SHAPE interviewer will help to interpret your SHAPE results and recommend areas for you to exercise your spiritual gifts in.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.