YOU’RE ON THE VERGE OF A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!
Would you like to discover how God has outfitted you to serve Him best? Would you like to evaluate how your spiritual gifts, abilities, and personality can enable you to play a unique role in His plans? If you would, then let’s get started on the Discovery Trail!
On the Discovery Trail, the term G.E.A.R. represents the whole complex bundle of potential carried within you. Your G.E.A.R. determines the appropriate ministry trail for you. Each letter stands for one of the four areas of the discovery process:
G = Gifts—spiritual gifts
E = Experience
A = Abilities
R = Resources—passion and personality
Special trail markers in the forest help designate paths and contribute to hiker safety. The following principles are the markers that will guide you as you travel the Discovery Trail.
Your Spiritual Gifts
"How can I discover my spiritual gifts?" The Bible says that every Christian is given at least one gift; spiritual gifts are given to build up the church; and the Holy Spirit controls the giving of these gifts (1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12:3-8, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 4:9-11). We don't want you to confuse spiritual gifts with natural talents or predetermine the gifts based primarily on past performance. We prefer to have you carry a childlike openness into the exploration of your spiritual gifts.