Vital Passions, Holy Practices:
Gifts-based ministry development
The key element of this journey is community. As this part of the process concludes and individual assessments are reviewed, what are the implications for your congregation? What do the newly-discerned collective gifts and passions of the community imply about congregational direction and mission?
As you review the results of these assessments, the goal should not be primarily to “fill slots” in existing ministries. That may be one result, but think beyond your current ministries; look carefully at the gifts and passions of the people, and consider what ministries might be offered—or modified, or even discarded. Further, consider what the collective gifts of the congregation might be. How might that help you to re-imagine ministry and mission?