Spiritual Gifts are special abilities given by the Holy Spirit and distributed to every believer according to God’s design and grace for the common good of the body of Christ.
Pender wants to give you the opportunity to discover your spiritual gifts and then find opportunities to use those gifts in service through ministry at Pender. We have created a 3 step process to help you do just that.
You will need a My Pender Page (MPP) account to fully take advantage of this process. The SERVING component of MPP works like a dating service. You enter your gifts, and it matches you to serving opportunities that utilize those gifts.
Click here to set up a MPP account if you don’t already have one.
Step 1 Take spiritual gifts assessment to discover your gifts.
Go to the Assessment page to find the assessment. Instructions for completing it are at the top. Make sure to note your top 3-5 spiritual gifts at the end because you will need them for Step 2.
Step 2 Enter your Spiritual Gifts into MPP
Log in to MPP. It will open up to your Home page.
On your Home page > in the top box called “I want to view . . .” select “Available serving opportunities”
A list of current opportunities comes up
To the far right in the blue “Serving Opportunities” box, select “Edit my attributes and availability”
You will be taken to your “Attributes, Qualifications and Availability” page. In blue box in the middle of the page called “Attributes & Opportunities”, click on the tiny yellow pencil icon next to the words – Spiritual Gifts.
The list of spiritual gifts appears in the middle blue box. Check the boxes beside your top 3-5 gifts
In the Availability of Serving box, select “Anytime”
SAVE (at the bottom of the page)
Step 3 – Find Opportunities to SERVE
Go back to your Home page
Select “Available serving opportunities” again from the “I want to view . . .” box.
You will again see the listing of current opportunities, but this time it has been matched up with the spiritual gifts that you just entered. They will be listed in order of best matches. More gold stars – the better the match.
Click on the contact name and an email will be generated that you can send to the contact and the ministry cluster expressing your interest in learning more about the opportunity.
Hint - Put the title of the Opportunity in the subject line of the email
If you want to find out more about the opportunity, click on it.
The ministry contact will be delighted to get your inquiry and will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.