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SHAPE

Do you know where you fit in the Body of Christ? Let us help you discover how you are shaped to serve!

Do you know where you fit in the Body of Christ? The SHAPE course will help persons to identify their gifts and how they are wired. It is designed to facilitate shared learning, while pouring into each others' lives, and confirming what God has been saying to each person. 

A key component of your whole discipleship journey is joyfully serving God and by extension, others in a variety of ways. You will not only discover your purpose by identifying your SHAPE (i.e. Spiritual gifts, Heart (passion), Abilities, Personality and Experiences), but also how your uniqueness has been, and is shaping you to be and make disciples according to God’s plan.

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual gifts are tools given by God for doing the work of the ministry. Different people are given different gifts to handle different tasks. Thus, if God gives you a hammer, He wants you to drive nails, not cut boards. If He wanted you to cut boards, He would have given you a saw rather than a hammer. Understanding your gift in light of this principle will enable you to make decisions as to where to serve God, how to serve God, and in many cases, help you choose your occupation. But in all cases it will help you set priorities for your life.

Heart

Another word for heart is passion. There are certain subjects that you feel passionate about and others that you couldn’t care less about. God had a purpose in giving you your inborn interests. Your emotional heartbeat reveals a very important key to understanding his intentions for your life. Don’t ignore your natural interests. People rarely excel at tasks they don’t enjoy doing. High achievers enjoy what they do.

Abilities

These are the natural talents that you were born with. Some people have a natural ability with words—they came out of the womb talking! Others are naturally good with numbers. They think mathematically and they can’t understand why you don’t understand calculus.

Personality

It’s obvious that God has not used a cookie cutter to create people. He made introverts and extroverts. He made people who love routine and those who love variety. Some people work best when given an individual assignment while others work better with a team. There is no “right” or “wrong” temperament for ministry. Your personality will affect how and where you use your spiritual gifts and abilities. For instance, two people may have the same gift of evangelism, but if one is introverted and the other is extroverted, that gift will be expressed in different ways.

Experiences

Our experiences shape how we view the world around us and how we learn to successfully navigate our experiences, both positive and negative, have a significant impact in our walk with God. What experiences do you have that has molded you into who you are today?

Here are some opportunities to serve at SFC:

Pastoral Care Cluster

Barnabas/Visitation Ministry
- Visitation Leaders
- Prayer Leaders
- Coordinators

Deliverance Ministry
- Facilitator
- Prayer Supporters
- Coordinators

Altar Workers Ministry
- Lead Coordinator
- Coordinators
- Prayer Counsellors

Cluster Leader: Alford Rallyns

Outreach Cluster

Prison Ministry
- New Recruits
- Technology/Media Personnel
- Potential Leaders
- Fundraiser

Missions Ministry
- Recording Secretary
- Media Personnel
- Assistant Promotion Coordinator

Evangelism/Soul Winning Ministry
- Teachers
- Preachers
- Discipleship Coordinator
- Event Organizer
- Graphic Artist

Soup Kitchen Ministry
- Cooks
- Regular Volunteers
- Drivers

Care Package Ministry
- Volunteers
- Drivers

Cluster Leader: Desmond Plunkett

Youth & Young Adults Cluster

Crossroad Ministry:
- Donors
- Ministry Prayer Partner
- Connect Group Leader
- Servant Leaders
- Food Personnel

Meet Up Ministry:
- Donors
- Ministry Prayer Partner
- Connect Group Leader
- Servant Leaders
- Audio and Visuals

Cluster Leader: Patrick Thompson

Children's Cluster (Cont'd)

Boys Club Ministry
- Facilitators and Mentors
- Sharing of Christian WorldViews
- Parental Support Group

Girls Club Ministry
- Aunties to lead and assist as volunteers
- Parental Support Group
- Mentoring

Youth Choir Ministry
- Development of Vocal Musical Skills

Cluster Leader: Paul Henry

Children's Cluster (Cont'd)

VBS Ministry
- Bible Teachers
- Sports Leaders
- Music Leaders
- Helpers/Runners
- Craft Leaders
- Registration/Administration
- Food/Hospitality Coordinator

S.T.A.R. Child Ministry
- General Volunteers
- Hospitality and Food
- Parenting Seminar (Arise and Melloh)
- Games and Activities
- Music
- Art and Craft Activities
- Registration
- Gifts for Children

Cluster Leader: Paul Henry

Children's Cluster

Sunday School Ministry
- Teachers
- Assistant Teachers
- Admin Assistants
- Parent Rep

Discovery World Ministry
- Music Volunteers
- Game Volunteers
- Bible Lesson teachers
- Registration and Admin volunteers

Cluster Leader: Paul Henry

Adult Discipleship Cluster

ACE Ministry
- Teachers
- Note Takers
- Visuals
- Curriculum Researchers/Writers

Connect Groups Ministry
- Connect Groups Leader (CGL)
- Support Leaders
- Prayer Coordinator
- Specialized Group Team Leaders

Cluster Leader: Paul Hemmings

Adult Discipleship (Cont'd)

Melloh Ministry
- Executive Member
- Committee Member
- Communication and Marketing Officer
- Administrative, Financial and Training Officer
- Logistics Officer
- Mentors and Disciples

Arise Ministry
- Arise & Pray Leaders
- Sister-Reaching-Sister Ministry Leader
- Sister-Reaching-Sister Team Member
- Connector/Sistah

Cluster Leader: Paul Hemmings

Adult Discipleship (Cont'd)

SHAPE Ministry
- SHAPE Small Group Leader
- SHAPE Guides
- Administrator
- Onboarding Guide

Assimilation Ministry
- Follow Up Volunteers

Cluster Leader: Paul Hemmings

Swallowfield Outreach Foundation

- Peer Supporters (men and women)
- Social Work volunteers (men and women)
- Fundraisers (men and women)

Cluster Leader: Kibibi Thomas

Communications and Visual Arts (Cont'd)

Creative Arts Ministry
- Creative Arts Ministry Leader
- Actors
- Dancers
- Set designer
- Stage Manager
- Costume Designer
- Support Crew
- Other Creatives

Sound Ministry
- Sound Engineer
- Sound Assistant
- Stage Manager

Cluster Leader: Maxine Whittingham-Osborne

Communications and Visual Arts

Production Ministry
- Producer
- Editor
- Videographer
- Sound Engineer
- Photographer
- Set Designers

Visuals Ministry
- YouTube Monitor
- Graphic Designer
- Visuals in-service Manager
- Visuals support representative

Cluster Leader: Maxine Whittingham-Osborne