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Last updated 9th August 2017

SHAPE'd for God's Purpose course

SHAPEd for God’s Purpose is designed for Christian lay people who want to grow and to serve God more fully.  Some may be exploring a specific calling; some may want to know how to serve God in their everyday lives; and since discipleship is more about ‘being’ than ‘doing’, some may simply want to understand themselves better.

The 6 session course, adapted from the Diocese of Cumbria SHAPE course helps participants to look at 5 main areas:

  • Spiritual gifts – God gives unique gifts to each of us.  What spiritual gifts do you have?
  • Heart’s desire – what are you enthusiastic about?  What motivates you?
  • Abilities – what are your strengths, knowledge and skills?
  • Personality – what sort of person are you?  How do you relate to others?
  • Experience – our experiences help to shape us – how can you use yours in God’s service

We can provide all the documents for you to run the course in your church. If you are considering running the course, please contact mandy.stanton@blackburn.anglican.org, and she will send you the course materials. If you would like to be a course participant, contact Mandy and she will you know if a course is running near you.

Please see an interview with Helen, a previous course participant, on our YouTube Channel