Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
September 19, 2021
This recorded presentation, from Grow Sunday, is the first step in discerning your unique attributes that help to build up the body of Christ as part of mission and ministry.
Watch the video and then take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment.
There will be a follow up zoom meeting to talk about results on Tuesday, October 5, at 6:30 PM.
The Rector's Forum:
Spiritual Gifts: Discovering God’s Purpose
Meets in the Parish Hall at 9:00
We all have spiritual gifts. At our baptism, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to exercise our ministry in the church and equipped with spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ. However, many people have not fully discovered the gifts they have received, or they don’t realize how they can use their gifts to serve God. This Rector’s Forum will provide an overview of spiritual gifts, which will include an individual “spiritual gifts assessment” to help us more fully discover God’s purpose in our lives.
Youth (and doughnuts!)
The Name Says It All
Meets in the Newly Renovated Youth Rooms, a.k.a. "The Barn"
Youth grades 6 - 12 are welcome to join together for a time of casual conversation about Bible texts, current events and the life of faith. And yes, there will be doughnuts. You MUST check out this fantastic new space for our youth!
GS Kids Story Time
Pre-k through 5th grade
Meets in the kids ministry room of the Ryon Building
Your kids are invited to gather for an exciting and engaging story at this children's event on GROW Sunday. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
The Rector's Forum Online
Join us for an interactive online version of The Rector's Forum (described above). This session will be recorded and available on our You Tube channel later in the day.
All kids in pre-K through 5th grade are invited to Adventure Kingdom -- an opportunity for your children to encounter God and leave changed. Adventure Kingdom happens every Sunday morning at 10 AM when your kids are invited to join others in God's Kingdom!
This one-day preparation course is required for adults interested in Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation. This class is also for anyone who is new here and might be interested in learning more about Good Shepherd and the Episcopal Church. Youth confirmation is a separate program addressed through our Youth Ministry program.
Confirmation is the public and outward affirmation of a mature commitment to Christ. To be confirmed, it is required that the candidate has been baptized and participates in The Episcopal Way preparation workshop.
The Bishop of Southeast Florida confirms participants as members of the Episcopal Church during a service on a given Sunday of the year. Watch the announcements for dates and times or request information from the office.
Reaffirmation is for those who have already been confirmed in the Episcopal Church and wish to restate their commitment to Christ. People may choose to reaffirm their faith for a variety of reasons, like returning to the church after a long period, or to show support to a loved on e who is being confirmed. It is required that candidates participate in The Episcopal Way preparation workshop.
Reception into the Episcopal Church is for those who have made a mature commitment to Christ in another denomination by a bishop through apostolic succession. Those who were confirmed and received by laying on of hands by a bishop may choose reception. If that element of a previous confirmation was not present, Episcopal confirmation may be a more suitable option.
Cursillo is a movement of spiritual enrichment throughout the Church and our parish. The Cursillo experience begins with a three day retreat at which participants engage in warm Christian community and receive enlightening readings about faith. For many, the Christian life which follows is enhanced and enlivened. You may request information about this group at the link below.