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Discover Your Passions

posted Oct 24, 2012, 7:04 PM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 7:05 PM ]
Artists tend to be...well...umm...quite honestly, they tend to be flighty  This can be an asset at times, but sometimes also often causes us to miss out on really great tools out there that can improve us as Christian artists.  To make the load a little lighter on you, we have spent some time searching for resources that would walk you through this process.   Below are simple 1-2-3 steps to assist in discovering, exploring and investing in your passions.

Several years ago, Zach and I (Susannah) participated in a spiritual gift discovery course at our church.  It was a several week-long process that was accompanied by a workbook and group discussions. While I would never want to dissuade you from enrolling into a similar course, there are other options online that will help you in this process.  North Point Systems, Inc. offers a great online tool that packages the entire S.H.A.P.E. program into a simple test format. Used by permission from them, we encourage you to take this five-part assessment to discover your S.H.A.P.E. in the Body of Christ. It is also available for purchase for churches and ministries to share with their members and house a database of information that will allow you to better know your people. For more details about this system, contact them at (412) 532-6456. 
"S.H.A.P.E. allows for individuals to register online and take 5 online assessments covering areas of spiritual gifts, heart passions, abilities & skills, personality, and experience." 

The S.H.A.P.E. assessment is divided into five areas:

Spiritual Gifts
Heart Passions
Abilities & Skills

You will need to input your contact information to register for taking this assessment.

Then.... Explore Your Passions