Finding Your SHAPE

First Baptist Church has a threefold mission:

  • Love God

  • Love People

  • Make Disciples


Like most churches, we fulfill our mission through a number of ministries, programs, committees, and teams on which our members serve. But how do we decide where members should serve? Ideally, we want our members to serve according to their strengths and gifts, not purely out of guilt or need. But how do we know what those are?

Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California put together a tool called SHAPE that is designed to help Christians answer that very question. We have modified it for our church family. pray it will be useful to you as you learn how God has created you to serve Him and the world He has created. SHAPE stands for:

  • Spiritual Gifts: special abilities given to every Christian to accomplish God’s work

  • Hearts Desires: your interests and passions that motivate you to meaningful ministry

  • Abilities: talents and skills you can use to serve God

  • Personality: your natural approach to life and relationships

  • Experiences: events in your life that have shaped who you are


God uses everything about you to make you into the person He wants to use to accomplish His purposes here in Thomson and beyond. The SHAPE tool helps you summarize what you know about yourself. Please download and complete these assessments; when we have completed all five, we will ask you to share your results with us.

On Wednesday nights at 6:00, David will lead us through these weekly profiles, and we would love for you to join us. If ot in person, join us on Zoom -

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PO Box 1205

Thomson GA 30824

Office M-F 9-5


Sunday Mornings

Bible Study 9:30

Worship 10:45

Wednesday Evenings

Supper 5:00

Re:Connect 6:00

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