Living Your Strengths is a ministry designed to help adults maximize their God-given talents in all aspects of life – personal, professional, and spiritual.

The ministry currently provides two facilitator-led offerings to help individuals discover their talents and further develop their strengths. The ministry uses Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder®, an online assessment tool, as the starting point.

 

 


To find out about dates of the next offerings, to volunteer or to ask a question, contact:

Valerie Menzel, 862-668-1707 or Leanne Burnett, 704-241-4081, or email lys@stmatthewministries.org.

So often we are told that to be successful and achieve our goals we need to stop doing this, or start doing that, or work on improving our weaknesses.  What if we shifted our focus and started concentrating on doing more of what we are good at doing, and using our limited time and energy to develop our talents and strengths? You’d be surprised…many have, and the results have been spectacular!  God made each of us on purpose and for a purpose, and He gave each of us a unique set of talents to help us to achieve that purpose.  It is in God’s plan that some of us are problem solvers and doers, some are great listeners, some are more influential, and others are great thinkers.  Who did God plan for YOU to be? See below for the lineup of Strengths offerings available at St. Matthew! Jump in for any of these.  No prerequisites, except to take the assessment and discover your Top Five.  Gallup’s CliftonStrengths online assessment can be found at https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/product/en-us/10108/top-5-cliftonstrengths-access. Top Five CliftonStrength access is currently priced at $19.99 on the website.

STRENGTHS EXPLORATION

Sign up during our annual regularly scheduled offerings or form your own small group and contact us!

Strengths Exploration is a six-week, 90 minutes per week, small-group program designed to help you discover your God-given talents and begin to shift your focus away from fixing your weaknesses. Participants learn to start spending time and energy on doing more of what they are good at doing.  With the guidance of trained facilitators, groups begin by exploring each individual’s CliftonStrengths top talent themes—their regular patterns of behavior—and determine how to apply these talents in their personal, professional and spiritual lives to fulfill God’s purpose for each. Positive and uplifting. Sessions typically commence during January, April and September.  Watch the bulletin for more information, or email: lys@stmatthewministries.org

*Child care is available for weekday daytime groups with 48-hour advance registration to the nursery. Call 704-543-7677 x1003

STRENGTHS INTRODUCTION

Strengths Introduction is a three-hour session to help participants begin to discover their God-given talents. It’s helps “get your feet wet” top-line introduction to St. Matthew’s Strengths Program. Taking the CliftonStrengths assessment (see above) is required to participate. Watch the bulletin for more information, or email: lys@stmatthewministries.org

STRENGTHS COACHING

Strengths Coaches are available for free one-on-one sessions to help you to set goals and apply your God-given talents and strengths.  People typically meet once or twice with a coach, to receive guidance on further understanding of the results of the CliftonStrengths assessment, and embrace and unleash their potential in life. Coaching is one of the elements of the Exploration sessions, but we also encourage anyone who has taken the assessment to meet with a coach. Taking the CliftonStrengths assessment (see above) is required to participate. Find the list of  Strengths Coaches Bios and contact one of your choice.

 

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