Discovering Your S.H.A.P.E.

What is your God-given SHAPE?  How has God designed you for serving? SHAPE is an acronym made popular by Saddleback Church.   


S – Spiritual Gifts - What has God supernaturally gifted me to do?

H – Heart - What do I have passion for and love to do?

A – Abilities - What natural talents and skills do I have?

P – Personality - Where does my personality best suit me to serve?

E – Experiences - What spiritual experiences have I had? What painful experiences have I had? What educational experiences have I had? What ministry experiences have I had?


To discover your SHAPE - We offer two methods


I. ONE-STEP METHOD - Complete online S.H.A.P.E. Assessment HereThis includes spiritual gifts identification. Computer results can be emailed to Maryanne at maryanne@ephratafirst.org.

NOTE: This assessment takes 30-60 minutes, and must be completed in one sitting. ALSO: This assessment works best on a regular computer, and not on a phone.


II. ALTERNATE METHOD - On paper without time or computer limitations.

Step 1. Identify your spiritual gifts -  We invite you to complete a spiritual gifts assessment to help reveal your spiritual gifts. A paper version is available from the church for youth or adults - contact Maryanne, Director of Adult Faith Formation for a printed copy.


Step 2. Complete your full SHAPE profile -  Open and print this document or request a copy from Maryanne. Complete the form and return to Maryanne in the church office.


We encourage you to take the spiritual gifts assessment even if you have taken one before as one's gifts can develop and change in different seasons of one's life.


FOR BOTH METHODS - Contact Maryanne to share your results and discuss your SHAPE including the opportunities available at First Church or in other ministries where you would enjoy serving and be most effective. 


Contact Maryanne if you have any questions along the way.