Our Prayer for You

I ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers.
EPHESIANS 1:17-18 MESSAGE
I ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers.
EPHESIANS 1:17-18 MESSAGE

Week Two


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Develop your Leadership

Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
EPHESIANS 4:11–12 NLT

  1. My
  2. In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
    ROMANS 12:6–8

  3. My
  4. So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.
    ROMANS 12:1 MSG

  5. My
  6. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
    2 CORINTHIANS 1:3–4 NLT

Design Reveals Destiny

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it.
PSALM 139:13–14 NLT

  1. my gifts.
  2. my gifts.
  3. my gifts.

My purpose is to by .




Type 1
The Moral Perfectionist

Type 2
The Supportive Advisor

Type 3
The Successful Achiever

Type 4
The Romantic Individualist

Type 5
The Intellectual Thinker

Type 6
The Loyal Guardian

Type 7
The Entertaining Optimist

Type 8
The Protective Challenger

Type 9
The Peaceful Mediator

Prayer Team

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
1 PETER 4:10



Your Spiritual Gifting Results:



Using Your Spiritual Gifts

Congratulations on discovering your spiritual gifts! God uniquely created you and gave you these gifts for a reason. Now that you’ve identified how He has gifted you, your next step is to learn how you can use those gifts for the purpose He has for you.
On the following pages, you can learn about your spiritual gifts and find out more about the areas available to serve at CONNECTCHURCH in which you can best use your gifts.
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  1. ADMINISTRATION
  2. The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks.
    LUKE 14:28-30; ACTS 6:1-7; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28

  3. APOSTLESHIP
  4. The gift of apostleship is the divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and ministries through planting, overseeing and training.
    ACTS 15:22-35; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:12; GALATIANS 2:7-10; EPHESIANS 4:11-14

  5. CRAFTSMANSHIP
  6. The gift of craftsmanship is the divine strength or ability to plan, build and work with your hands in construction environments to accomplish multiple ministry applications.
    EXODUS 30:22, 31:3-11; 2 CHRONICLES 34:9-13; ACTS 18:2-3

  7. DISCERNMENT
  8. The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood and to distinguish between right and wrong motives and situations.
    MATTHEW 16:21-23; ACTS 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:10; 1 JOHN 4:1-6

  9. EVANGELISM
  10. The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to becoming Christ followers.
    ACTS 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8; EPHESIANS 4:11-14

  11. EXHORTATION
  12. The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to encourage others through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth.
    ACTS 14:22; ROMANS 12:8; 1 TIMOTHY 4:13; HEBREWS 10:24-25

  13. FAITH
  14. The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life.
    ACTS 11:22-24; ROMANS 4:18-21; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:9; HEBREWS 11

  15. GIVING
  16. The gift of giving is the divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give by tithes and offerings for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth.
    MARK 12:41-44; ROMANS 12:8; 2 CORINTHIANS 8:1-7, 9:2-7

  17. HEALING
  18. The gift of healing is the divine strength or ability to act as an intermediary in faith, prayer and by the laying-on of hands for the healing of physical and mental illnesses.
    ACTS 3:1-10, 9:32-35, 28:7-10; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:9, 28

  19. HELPS
  20. The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to work in a supportive role for the accomplishment of tasks in Christian ministry.
    MARK 15:40-41; ACTS 9:36; ROMANS 16:1-2; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28

  21. HOSPITALITY
  22. The gift of hospitality is the divine strength or ability to create warm, welcoming environments for others in places such as your home, office or church.
    ACTS 16:14-15; ROMANS 12:13, 16:23; HEBREWS 13:1-2; 1 PETER 4:9

  23. INTERCESSION
  24. The gift of intercession is the divine strength or ability to stand in the gap in prayer for someone, something or someplace, believing for profound results.
    HEBREWS 7:25; COLOSSIANS 1:9-12, 4:12-13; JAMES 5:14-16

  25. KNOWLEDGE
  26. The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to understand and to bring clarity to situations and circumstances often accompanied by a word from God.
    ACTS 5:1-11; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:8; COLOSSIANS 2:2-3

  27. LEADERSHIP
  28. The gift of leadership is the divine strength or ability to influence people at their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture, vision or idea.
    ROMANS 12:8; 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-13, 5:17; HEBREWS 13:17

  29. MERCY
  30. The gift of mercy is the divine strength or ability to feel empathy and to care for those who are hurting in any way.
    MATTHEW 9:35-36; MARK 9:41; ROMANS 12:8; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:14

  31. MIRACLES
  32. The gift of miracles is the divine strength or ability to alter the natural outcomes of life in a supernatural way through prayer, faith and divine direction.
    ACTS 9:36-42, 19:11-12, 20:7-12; ROMANS 15:18-19; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:10, 28

  33. MISSIONARY
  34. The missionary gift is the divine strength or ability to reach others outside of your culture and nationality, while in most cases living in that culture or nation.
    ACTS 8:4, 13:2-3, 22:21; ROMANS 10:15

  35. MUSIC / WORSHIP
  36. The gift of music/worship is the divine strength or ability to sing, dance or play an instrument primarily for the purpose of helping others worship God.
    DEUTERONOMY 31:22; 1 SAMUEL 16:16; 1 CHRONICLES 16:41-42; 2 CHRONICLES 5:12-13, 34:12; PSALM 150

  37. PASTOR / SHEPHERD
  38. The gift of pastor/shepherd is the divine strength or ability to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending life issues.
    JOHN 10:1-18; EPHESIANS 4:11-14; 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7; 1 PETER 5:1-3

  39. PROPHECY
  40. The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to boldly speak and bring clarity to scriptural and doctrinal truth, in some cases foretelling God’s plan.
    ACTS 2:37-40, 7:51-53, 26:24-29; 1 CORINTHIANS 14:1-4; 1 THESSALONIANS 1:5

  41. SERVICE
  42. The gift of serving is the divine strength or ability to do small or great tasks in working for the overall good of the body of Christ.
    ACTS 6:1-7; ROMANS 12:7; GALATIANS 6:10; 1 TIMOTHY 1:16-18; TITUS 3:14

  43. TEACHING
  44. The gift of teaching is the divine strength or ability to study and learn from the Scriptures primarily to bring understanding and growth to other Christians.
    ACTS 18:24-28, 20:20-21; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28; EPHESIANS 4:11-14

  45. TONGUES (AND INTERPRETATION)
  46. The gift of tongues is the divine strength or ability to pray in a heavenly language to encourage your spirit and to commune with God. The gift of tongues is often accompanied by interpretation and should be used appropriately.
    ACTS 2:1-13; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:10, 14:1-14

  47. WISDOM
  48. The gift of wisdom is the divine strength or ability to apply the truths of Scripture in a practical way, producing a fruitful outcome and the character of Jesus Christ.
    ACTS 6:3,10; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:6-13, 12:8
Connect Kids

DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP

God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
1 PETER 4:10 NLT

Leadership Jesus style was not simply influence. It was also serving. Jesus Himself said - the greatest in My kingdom is the greatest servant. As leaders, we need to have the mindset of serving others above ourselves. This includes organizing and mobilizing people to fulfill Jesus’ mission. There is no greater cause. And that is the attitude we believe God wants every Connect Team member to have.

What stands in the way?

But Moses protested to God, ‘Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?’ God answered, ‘I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.’
EXODUS 3:11–12

  1. "Who am I?”
  2. "What if they?”
  3. "I have never.”
  4. "Use someone else.”
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 PETER 2:9 NKJV

CONNECT TEAM REQUIREMENTS

  1. Qualifications and Team Commitment
  2. The same goes for those who want to be servants in the church: serious, not deceitful, not too free with the bottle, not in it for what they can get out of it. They must be reverent before the mystery of the faith, not using their position to try to run things. Let them prove themselves first. If they show they can do it, take them on. No exceptions are to be made for women—same qualifications: serious, dependable, not sharp-tongued, not overfond of wine. Servants in the church are to be committed to their spouses, attentive to their own children, and diligent in looking after their own affairs. Those who do this servant work will come to be highly respected, a real credit to this Jesus-faith.
    1 TIMOTHY 3:8-13 THE MESSAGE

    A CONNECT TEAM MEMBER:

    • Is sincere, worthy of respect and of a good reputation
    • Gives regularly to CONNECTCHURCH
    • Has a genuine desire to serve and minister to other people
    • Leads, motivates and teaches other people
    • Creates positive group dynamics and resolves conflict within the group
  1. Leadership Honor Code Commitment
  2. As an essential part of the Connect Leadership family, you have a responsibility to develop and exhibit mature Christian behavior. This should be the basic premise of your desire to participate in a servant- leader position here at CONNECTCHURCH.
    While serving the Body of Christ as a servant-leader at CONNECTCHURCH, you pledge to present a good appearance at all times. In both attire and behavior, you should strive to demonstrate Biblical standards in all situations.
    As Christians, the way we present ourselves to others is of vital importance to the way others perceive Christ. Our conduct should never be an embarrassment to Christ, but should exemplify the best qualities of a mature believer and servant-leader.
    Exemplifying the highest moral commitment, CONNECTCHURCH leaders are to maintain a disciplined life of Bible reading, prayer and fasting. You must also refrain from such things as:
    • Profanity
    • Smoking or chewing tobacco
    • Gambling
    • Indulging in much wine or other alcoholic beverages
    • Dishonest gain
    • Illegal Drugs
    • Pornography
    • Sexual Immorality
    • All behaviors which might cause Christ to grieve and others to stumble
    By providing an example in speech and action, we encourage others to grow in Christ and become servant-leaders themselves. This is a way of life measured by the heart and commitment of each leader in the CONNECTCHURCH family. We should regard it as an essential part of our development, not as an imposition or restriction.
  1. Abuse Policy Acknowledgment
  2. I understand that CONNECTCHURCH is a safe place for children and vulnerable adults and that CONNECTCHURCH complies with all Federal and State laws regarding reporting suspected child abuse. As a member of the Connect Team, I understand that suspected abuse isto be reported to the ministry leader who oversees the area in which I serve. I also understand the 4 types of abuse defined below:
    • PHYSICAL: a physical act directed at a child or vulnerable adult that causes injury
    • SEXUAL: contact or interactions between a child and an adult, or another child, when the child is being used for sexual stimulation of the perpetrator or another person. This includes exploitation through photographs, videos or other communication methods
    • EMOTIONAL: acts or omissions by the parent or other caregivers that have caused, or could cause, serious behavioral, cognitive, emotional or mental disorders
    • NEGLECT: failure to provide for the child or vulnerable adult’s basic needs. This includes adequate adult supervision, medical attention, housing, food and clothing. Most cases of physical neglect involve inadequate adult supervision that has caused harm to the child or vulnerable adult or places them in danger of such harm.
    I understand it is not my responsibility to investigate and in no instance will I confront a parent or caregiver if abuse is suspected. As a member of the Connect Team, I agree to comply with this policy and report any suspected abuse to the ministry leader who oversees the area in which I serve.

LEADER DECLARATION

Because God has called me to serve my generation, I will value worship over wealth, ‘we’ over ‘me’, character over comfort, service over status, and God’s purposes over possessions, positions, popularity, and pleasure.
To my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I say:
However, whenever, wherever, and whatever You ask me to do, my answer in advance is yes! Wherever You lead and whatever the cost, I’m ready anytime, anywhere. I want to be used by You in such a way that on that final day, I’ll hear You say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. Come on in, and let the eternal party begin!’

NextSTEPS

 
  1. Attend Week 3 of the Growth Track.
    Today, you discovered your unique design. Using the results of the personality and gifts assessments, choose an area to serve that best fits your passion and gifting. In Week 3 of Growth Track, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the ministry area of your choice and learn how to get involved.
  2. Complete a Connect Team application.
    At Week 3, complete a Connect Team application and submit it to the Growth Track host.
    We ask every person serving at Connect to agree to the Leadership Honor Code and other church policies found in the Appendix section of this book.








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