GOD CREATED YOU FOR A PURPOSE!
Why We ServeWe serve to fulfill the great commandment to love God and to love our neighbor as our self. (Matt 22:37-40) At Blue Oaks we want you to serve according to your giftedness. This means finding places to serve that fit your unique combination of Spiritual Gifts, Personality Style and Ministry Passion. We have classified each serve position to better assist you in finding your fit.
Spiritual GiftsGod gives spiritual gifts to believers to achieve the work of the kingdom. “There are different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” 1 Cor 12:4-6. The primary motivational gift for each position is listed for your consideration. The best way to discover your spiritual gift is to explore and serve. If you feel strengthened by that activity and others affirm your gift, you’ve discovered it!
The divine enablement to proclaim God’s truth with power and clarity in a timely and culturally sensitive fashion for correction, repentance, or edification. Ability to reveal God’s Word accurately.
The divine enablement to attach spiritual value to the accomplishment of physical tasks within the Body of Christ. Ability to demonstrate love by meeting practical needs that releases other Christians for direct spiritual ministry.
The divine enablement to understand and give detailed explanation of biblical truth. Ability to search out and validate truth which has been presented.
The divine enablement to come alongside another in need of encouragement to reassure, strengthen, affirm, and challenge those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith. Ability to stimulate the faith of others.
The divine enablement to earn money, manage it well, and wisely contribute to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality. Ability to entrust personal assets to others for the furtherance of their ministry.
The divine enablement to see what needs to be done, set goals and attract, and lead and motivate people to accomplish the work of the ministry. Ability to coordinate the activities of others for the achievement of common goals.
The divine enablement to minister cheerfully and appropriately to people who are suffering or undeserving and to spare them from punishment or consequences justly deserved. Ability to identify with and comfort those who are in distress.
Ministry PassionOur passion for ministry can be expressed in a number of ways. Think of these passions as your motivation for service. Each position is classified by ministry passion.
Engaging the church in the Word, worship, song and the arts
Relating, reaching, and connecting unbelievers and the unchurched to a relationship with Christ and his church.
Assimilating visitors, attendees, and members into a relationship with Christ and the church through hospitality, fellowship, belonging, and encouragement.
Helping believers mature in the area of their gifts, ministry, training, and leadership. It serves a variety of life-stage and affinity-based groups for growth, accountability, and service.
Assisting people in the church and community with their physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health through the grace, love, and resources of the kingdom.
Freeing other people, leaders, and ministries from practical concerns to keep focused on their ministry goals. They involve structuring the systems and procedures to serve and support people and ministries.
Personality StyleGod wired some of to be more people oriented than task oriented. He further wired some of us to prefer structured or ordered environments and others to prefer unstructured or fluid environments. Each opportunity to serve is classified into four personality styles.
Like general guidelines; Be versatile; Get tangible results; Help wherever needed
Get the job done; Focus on results; Follow an agenda; Appreciate clear direction
Be very conversational; Be flexible; Relate well with others; Like spontaneous situations
Project warmth; Feel secure with others; Enjoy defined relationships