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Presented 4/20/08 at Christian Stronghold Church to Singles Ministry though it has applications in every stage of life.

Presented 4/20/08 at Christian Stronghold Church to Singles Ministry though it has applications in every stage of life.

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  • 1. Discovering & Executing Your Life’s Mission April 10, 2008 Christian Stronghold Church Singles WorkshopApril 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 1
  • 2. Money Making?April 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 2
  • 3. Streams of Income: An Introduction ! Money making comes of streams of income ! Income is maximized when you offer value to those who value it. " The most value you can offer is in the area of your mission. ! Financial independence is a goal enhanced by a variety of incomes ! Financial independence = passive income is greater than expenses " Over time, goal should be to grow income and limit expenses to create greater margin ! After making money, it is critical to invest it wisely in savings, investments, education and theApril 19, 2008 communityCopyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 3
  • 4. Types of Income Streams Active Passive ! Wages ! Interest ! Salaries ! Royalties ! Bonuses ! Rent & Fees ! Commissions ! Dividends ! Draws ! Appreciations ! ProfitsApril 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 4
  • 5. Why Care About Life Mission? ! God has plans for our life " Jer. 29.11 ! We are commanded to serve & love " God " Neighbor (Family, Community, Society) " Enemy " Matt. 22.36-40 ! Singles have more spare time & resources to serve ! Service in Area of Mission = quality & quantity of lifeApril 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 5
  • 6. 3 Pillars of Life Mission ! To exercise that talent you most delight in ! In the places and settings which God has caused to appeal to you ! For the purposes God most needs to have done in the worldApril 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 6
  • 7. Talent of Delight ! Talents " Natural & spiritual gifts, " cultivated skills, " learned knowledge, ! of Delight " natural aptitude " gives deep satisfaction " near perfect performance (flow)April 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 7
  • 8. Places & Settings of Appeal ! Physical or mental work ! Researching or ! Indoor or outdoor work Implementing ! Climate: warm, ! Focus on details or on temperate, cold whole situation ! Science or art focus ! Single or multi-culture ! Lots of interruptions or ! Variety & Change: a lot few interruptions or a little ! Objective or subjective ! Making things or people measure of success ! Risk: hi or low ! Pace: fast or slow ! Working alone or in ! Work & Play: the same groups or different ! Likes starting or likes maintaining (managing)April 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 8
  • 9. Purposes & Needs ! God partners with people to achieve purposes in the world ! Clues to Purpose " personal trauma " particularly offensive evil " area of deep experience or knowledge " issue that offends values " point of needed change that resonatesApril 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 9
  • 10. Assessments for Discovering Mission Who I am? ! Interests (Holland Interest Inventory) ! Personality (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) ! Values What I Think & Feel? ! Passion ! Priorities What I Can & Like Doing? ! Learning Styles ! Life Narratives ! Areas of Service !April 19, 2008 Barriers Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 10
  • 11. Next Steps ! Recommit to service ! Adopt accountability partners ! Assess & observe to discover the Pillars of your Mission ! Live the priorities & values that allow you to achieve your mission ! Plan for overcoming barriersApril 19, 2008 Copyright 2008, Craig A. DeLarge 11