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Find Your Place In Ministry
Introduction: Developing a Personal Ministry Profile

The Find Your Place program is designed to be a tool to assist you in defining your place in ministry in your local church. The overall objective of this program is to help you develop a Personal Ministry Profile, which you can use to help you identify which ministries at your church God has uniquely qualified you to be a part of. By developing your PMP, it is our desire that you will be able to more clearly see what you particular strengths and giftings are and what area of ministry God has called you to so that you will have a clearer vision for what part God would have you to play in the Body of Christ at your local church.

"Now, there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone."

1 Corinthians 12:4-6

There are five elements of a PMP that this program will address. Certain elements of the PMP are more important to the life of the Body of Christ, or are often misunderstood by the Body of Christ. Therefore, the Find Your Place program will spend greater amounts of time developing these areas of the profile, and give you basic guidelines on the other portions.

The five elements of a PMP are:
    1.   Spiritual Gifts
    2.   Temperament (or personality type)
    3.   Natural Talents and Learned Skills
    4.   Life Experiences, and
    5.   Heartís Call

The contents of your evaluations will be only for your information, and you will not be asked to turn back your results to the church. Therefore, we want you to be honest and open when evaluating yourself and take into consideration that while we should all have certain good qualities as Christians, there are differences in motives and in ways of expressing the unique character that God has gifted each of us with. The final portion of the Find Your Place program will explain to you how you can use your PMP with the Every Member In Ministry Commitment Card in order to find an appropriate place of ministry within the Body of Christ at Lakeview Baptist Church. Hopefully you can use the example of Lakeview's EMIM program to help you identify the ministry God has for you in your local church.

As a member of the Body of Christ, you are crucial to the overall health and strength of the body. We will only function as effectively as God intended if each member is doing its part. That is why we have a strong conviction that each member have a place of ministry, and we hope the Find Your Place program will give you information that will be helpful in finding the place of service that God intends for you to have within the local body.

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