Living Your Strengths
Have you ever wondered about your life’s purpose? Do you want to explore the potential for your life that lies in the uniqueness of God's gifts to you, and how you can recognize the unique strengths of others?
Guiding Parishioners Strengths (GPS)
Quarterly gatherings where guest speakers, small group discussions and fun activities help you develop your strengths more fully. Click here for information on the next GPS.
The Living Your Strengths Journey is a six-week, group study that seeks to help you find answers to those questions. It begins with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, an on-line questionnaire that reveals your top five signature talents. On the journey, you join fellow parishioners to explore your unique God-given talents, recognize those same talents in others and learn how to apply this knowledge in your parish, personal and professional lives.
The purpose of Living Your Strengths is to take steps toward the discovery and fulfillment of a calling. It will teach you that to discover your calling, you simply need to listen to the talents God gave you—the ways in which, you, as a unique individual, naturally think, feel and behave. The journey will show you that to fulfill your calling, you simply need to follow and build upon your greatest talents to develop strengths. In its essence, the fulfillment of God’s calling for you means making the most of the nature he gave you.
Living Your Strengths Journey — Small groups that meet weekly for six weeks.
Living Your Strengths Discovery — A half-day session: an “appetizer” for those who may not have the time for the full six-week Journey.
For more information, please contact Bill Kane at 704-578-0828 or Gene Fitzpatrick at 704-953-5955.
Strengths Coaching — Meet one on one with a trained Strengths Advisor (coach) to delve deeper into understanding one’s top five natural talents, how to develop them into strengths and how to one use them to improve performance and determine life’s purpose. For more information, please contact Don Garbison at 704-661-9496.
Guiding Parishioners Strengths (GPS) — These follow up quarterly gatherings meet in morning and evening sessions to allow participants to discuss and share a variety of topics on Living Your Strengths in your daily life. For more information, please contact Sue Nido at 704-607-4085.
Strengths Quest for Teens
This program helps teens discover who God is calling them to be! We are each uniquely and perfectly made, and Strengths Quest can help us see how. Through a brief on-line assessment developed by theGallup Organization, teens discover their top five God-given strengths. After taking the assessment, teens attend a one-day course covering how to apply these strengths to become more engaged in the parish, find fulfilling ways to volunteer in the community, develop stronger relationships, find more success with school work, and more. It’s a fast-paced course with lots of discussion and self-discovery, lots of great snacks and a whole lot of Holy Spirit! For more information, contact Assistant Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator Heather King at 704-543-7677 x 1061.