Ministries - Service
Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you…. Jeremiah 1:5
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
An important part of our mission here at Travis is to “love God by serving others sacrificially.” In an effort to equip our members to fulfill this mission, we have adopted PLACE as the means by which each participant can (1) discover who God created them to be and (2) find their ideal place of service in the church.
In recent years, PLACE workshops were scheduled the three times annually - in November, February, and July. Each workshop consisted of two two-hour sessions, usually on consecutive Sunday afternoons. This method is still an option or you may nowtake the PLACE assessment online at home. Then, simply make an appointment with me and I will explain the results and help “place” you in a position of service within our church. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 817.924.4266, and I’ll give you the instructions you’ll need to get started.
REGISTER ONLINE or by calling the church office.
What is PLACE?
PLACE is a biblically-based, self-discovery process that helps pastors, church members, lay leaders, and others realize their ideal PLACE of ministry in life and in the local church. This assessment tool was created out of a desire to help design and maximize ministries within the church and to equip Christians to serve in ministries that bring fulfillment in their Christian walk and help them carry out God’s plan for their lives.
PLACE is a 5-step series. It is a simple, useful tool designed to be Christ-centered and people-focused. The goal is to provide an opportunity for you to discover your own personal profile and your ideal place of ministry involvement at Travis Avenue Baptist Church .
The 5-Step Process
Participants use PLACE’s unique assessment to discover their personality based on the DISC model of human behavior. Individuals from the Bible are studied in terms of their personalities and how God interacted with them and used them to accomplish His purpose in their lives. The DISC personality assessment will help answer the following questions:
How does my personality affect:
- How I think?
- My emotions and how I control them?
- My will and self-discipline?
- My communication style?
- My leadership roles?
- How I relate to others?
Learning Spiritual Gifts
PLACE promotes a scripture-based 16-gift model using our comprehensive 112-question assessment. Additional Biblical teaching is offered on what Spiritual Gifts “are” and “are not” as well as insight as to how different spiritual gifts may manifest themselves in individuals based on their personality types.
The assessment will:
- Help you determine your giftedness.
- Define and describe your specific gift(s).
- Describe how your persoanlity strength(s) relates to your gifts.
The Abilities Awareness assessment is a tool that will help identify the environment within which you are most effective and fulfilled. This environment can be described as the atmosphere and circumstances in which you most desire to minister and where you feel the strengths of your personality, your gifts, your skills, and your training can be best utilized. You will be able to evaluate the environment in which you feel most secure in serving. This security will lead to a desire to stay involved in a ministry over a prolonged period of time. Also, you will be able to evaluate what ministry opportunities reflect your interests and the environment where you feel most comfortable working.
Connecting Passion with Ministry
You will define what the term “passion” means, and how to discover the relationship between your passion and personal motivation and ministry. You will also determine the top three categories of people that you feel the most passion for and desire to help.
Experiences of Life
You will discover how your past experiences in life have helped equip you for your place in ministry today: spiritual, educational, and painful experiences—experiences of failure and victory.
Every person completing PLACE will have the opportunity for a one-on-one personal conference with a trained Ministry Consultant.
The Consultant will:
- Help you discern where you are in your spiritual growth.
- Help you validate your present place of ministry involvement.
- Help you identify the ministry opportunitites for which you are best suited.