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Singles @ Csc Making Your Plan (For Slide Share) 5 22 09

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This is a discussion guide I used at a Single's Conference at Christian Stronghold Church on May 23, 2009. Hope you find it helpful and please do contact me if you are interested in such workshops.

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Singles @ Csc Making Your Plan (For Slide Share) 5 22 09

  1. 1. Making Your “Life Mission” Plans  Why Care About Life Mission?  3 Pillars of Mission  Talents of Delight  Place & Setting of Appeal  Purpose to Partner with God & Others  Assessing your Mission  Next Steps  Q&A 1 May 23, 2009
  2. 2. Why Care About Life Mission?  God has plans for our life  Jer. 29.11  We are commanded to serve & love: Matt. 22.36-40  God  Neighbor (Family, Community, Society)  Enemy  More control of time & resources than marrieds so don’t waste it  Service in Area of Mission = quality & quantity of life 2 May 23, 2009
  3. 3. 3 Pillars of Life Mission  Toexercise 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 world 3 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  4. 4. Talent of Delight  Talents  Natural & spiritual gifts,  cultivated skills,  learned knowledge,  of Delight  naturalaptitude  gives deep satisfaction  near-perfect performance 4 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  5. 5. Places & Settings of Appeal  Physical or mental work  Indoor or outdoor work  Climate: warm, temperate, cold  Single or multi-culture  Variety & Change or not  Making things or people  Risk: hi or low  Working alone or in groups  starting or maintaining (managing) 5 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  6. 6. Places & Settings of Appeal (cont’d)  Researching or Implementing  Details or on big picture  Science or art focus  Lots of interruptions or not  Objective or subjective measure of success  Pace: fast or slow  Work & Play: the same or different 6 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  7. 7. Purposes & Needs  God partners with people to achieve His purposes  Clues to Purpose  personal trauma  particularly offensive evil  area of deep experience, knowledge & interest  issue that align with/ offends values  point of resonant change 7 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  8. 8. Assessments for Discovering Mission  Who I am?  Interests  Personality (  Values  What I Think & Feel?  Passion  Priorities  What I Can & Like Doing?  Learning Styles  Life Narratives  Areas of Service  Barriers 8 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  9. 9. Next Steps  Recommit to service  Adopt accountability partners  Assess & observe the Pillars of your Mission  Live the priorities & values that allow you to achieve your mission  Plan for overcoming barriers 9 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  10. 10. Further Reading  7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey  Getting Things Done - Allen  The Power of Full Engagement - Loehr  What Color Is Your Parachute? - Bolle  www.wiseworking.com 10 May 23, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge

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