Discovering Gifts for Service
Gift discernment and strength discovery help ordained and lay pastoral leaders develop a sense of calling as they identify their gifts for service. Leadership development in Area Catholic Communities is critical, both in terms of ongoing formation for ministry staffs, as well as identifying new leaders for our diverse communities. Psalm 139 reminds us that each person is "fearfully and wonderfully made" and 1 Cor 12 says, "the Body of Christ is made up of many parts."
What is the Fruit of Discernment?
When a people gain a clearer sense of their God-given uniqueness and callings, they better understand the ways they pray, see the world, and relate to other people. When we discern together how God is calling each of us to use our unique gifts collaboratively, then our community and mission can thrive.