The name GPS Ministry stands for Gifted and Prepared to Serve. We help people develop their spiritual GPS navigation system.
Our vision statement: "Every member is a gifted minister prepared and serving, experiencing God’s pleasure."
Our mission statement: "Our mission is to empower people to discover how they are gifted and prepare them to serve as God has uniquely equipped and motivated them."
We're passionate about helping people find direction for their talents and abilities, and encouraging them to use their gifts as they were intended: to glorify God.
We have two types of classes available:
1. GPS Life Journey
- This class is incredibly detailed and is held over two days on a weekend. This in-depth look at yourself and your passions is life-changing. Discover your personality type, strengths, spiritual gifts, and passions. Take time to uncover the mission and vision for your life, and start to understand how time and money spent reflect your priorities. Coaches come alongside you as you discover more about who God made you to be, and what your purpose is.
2. GPS Serving Navigator
- This one-night class is a condensed version of GPS Life Journey. This class will help you discover what your gifts and passions are, and how you can use them to serve the Lord and the church body. It's more than worthwhile to spend a single evening sorting out how God has designed you, and what to do with the talents and abilities God has given you.
GPS Life Journey Workshop
- When: January 26th and 27th (Friday evening 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm/Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
- What: Do you know God’s purpose for your life? Has your serving experience become boring or a drudgery? Or because of a bad experience before, you stopped volunteering? Are you reluctant to volunteer because you feel unqualified? If any of this describes you, would you consider this? What strengths, talents, gifts and abilities has God given you that He wants to use? What experiences have prepared you to serve and minister with great impact? What passion for change has God given you? These are all of the questions we explore in GPS Life Journey. God has a purpose for your life. In one workshop, we challenge you to look at what God built into you that equips you for the work He called you to do.
- More details: There is some advance preparation required, so you must sign up in advance to attend, and registration closes January 12th. The cost is $35 per person and includes breakfast and lunch Saturday. There is an additional assessment costing $20. Childcare will be available if needed.
What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus Knowing God’s Purpose For Me?
If we are trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life, we know we will be with Him in eternity. We are ready to go to heaven now, but God has chosen to leave us here for a while yet. What is the reason we are still here? The answer helps us to know God’s purpose for our life.
Following Jesus by doing what God called us to do means we know how God has uniquely designed us, and are serving where God has motivated us to serve using that unique design. When we serve as God has uniquely equipped and motivated us, we see abundant fruit and feel God’s pleasure.
There are several verses giving us direction about what following Jesus means related to our unique design and calling. In our course offerings and coaching, we go into this in much more detail.
God Has a Purpose for Us
Jeremiah 29:11-13, Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 5:14-16, Philippians 2:12-13.
God Gave Us Spiritual Gifts To Use In Service to the Body
Romans 12:4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 1 Corinthians 12:27-31, Ephesians 4:11-13, I Peter 4:10-11, 2 Timothy 1:6-7.
God Guides Us Through Desires He Gives Us
Psalm 37:4-5, Psalm 145:19, Mark 11:24, KJV, Psalm 20:4.
God Calls Us to Be Good Stewards of the Gifts and Opportunities He Brings to Us
Ephesians 5:15-17, 2 Timothy 1:6-7, I Timothy 4:14-15.
God Commands Us to Be Doers
GPS Leader: Jim Dean