Learning and Developing

We value …
everyone’s gifts and ministries in the life of the church.

Our vision is …
to see everyone discover their gifts and talents and be committed to developing and then sharing them across the benefice in the service of God and others.

We have dozens, probably hundreds, of untapped, unrecognised, and unused abilities that are lying dormant inside us. Many studies have revealed that the average person possesses from 500 to 700 different skills and abilities – far more than we realise! Each of us is an amazing creation of God. Part of the church’s mission is to help us explore and identify our abilities for serving God!

Already some people have come forward to develop their skills and offer their experience in some of our church activities (more people would be wonderful!). But we also want to empower each other to share our gifts in other ways and in our wider communities too. There are opportunities for everyone! We want to hear from you.

Some ideas are:
a questionnaire/workshop to help people to discern their gifts
teaching series on gifts
gathering together e.g. twice a year to affirm each other in our gifts, support and pray for each other

What skills and talents are needed to grow this vision?
a desire to serve God and his people with the gifts you have
a willingness to learn and develop
an ability to encourage others to discern their gifts
good communication skills