Growing – Where is God calling you?

Your Step – As we grow in our faith, it is so humbling to see there is so much more than we imagined than when we started.  The power of the One who holds galaxies in His hands has gifted to us spiritual gifts through the Holy Spirit when we reorient our lives around Jesus.  Spiritual gifts are the grace of God at work within us, empowering us to match our deep passions with the world’s deep need. The gifts are given to individuals, but they are given to build and strengthen community and to meet the needs of those around us. Continue in your journey and discover your gifts. Talk about your gifts with other mentors in the congregation. Strive together to understand your gifts and how you can use them to serve God, neighbor, and world. You have been gifted. You have been given a purpose.  Our hope here at Central is that everyone who comes through the doors has the opportunity to connect and serve with these gifts in ways we are passionate about and called to by our God. Check out the following Spiritual Gifts Inventories. They are snapshots, not prophecies. They are also great catalysts of conversation. Share the results with someone in your small group or schedule a time to sit with a Pastor Jen or Joseph to review and better understand where God is calling you to serve.

UMC Spiritual Gifts page


Our Steps – A church is not the building but the people. We need one another to answer our calling. We should be asking you to share your gifts within the church and beyond. If you have not been asked, sign-up for a membership class.  Check out the latest news about Central’s ministry. A critical part of growth is service. Connect with the leaders of these groups on realm or the office and see where you can serve this week. Feel free to call the church about what is needed or to share a ministry idea for others to join.