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Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday 5, Gifts and talents


Our Circuit (Methodist) is having a "Gifts and talents day" tomorrow- we have a minister visiting from another circuit who has modified the Myers Briggs personality test and added a few things of his own to run a day where we get to look at ourselves in the light of giftings and of the whole church. The idea is to encourage everyone with the news that there is room for you in the ministry of the church- and perhaps to discover where that ministry might be.....

It should be an interesting day, and one where I hope people will leave feeling encouraged and challenged...

So with gifts and talents in mind here is todays Friday 5;

1. Personality tests; love them or hate them?

2. Would you describe yourself as practical, creative, intellectual or a mixture ?

3. It is said that everyone has their 15 minutes of fame; have you had your yet? If so what was it, if not dream away what would you like it to be?

4. If you were given a 2 year sabatical ( oh the dream of it) to create something would it be music, literature, art.....something completely different...share your dream with us...

5. Describe a talent you would like to develop, but that seems completely beyond you.

Bonus question: Back to the church- what does every member ministry mean to you? Is it truly possible to encourage/ implement?

As always, let us know in comments if you play. Even better, get in the habit of posting a direct link to your blog entry in your comment, using the following formulation:
<a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>
For a complete how-to, click here.

54 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm off to an early start! I played here

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  2. off to play now!

    i'm jealous! the gift "inventory" sounds wonderful! we need to do something very similiar at our church. very cool sally! good luck with it and i hope you'll give us an update on how it goes!

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  3. Love it! But will have to actually play it later.

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  4. I'm in! Apparently one of my gifts is spending time on a Friday Five when I should be out running. :-)

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  5. Holy bananas! I didn't mean to have such a long post.

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  6. Sally, that sounds like a great opportunity, and what a super Friday 5!

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  7. This one was fun! Thanks for letting me dream a little here

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  8. You know, the first time I did this, I told myself to do it every week. Oops.
    Oh well, here I am, back again.

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  9. I am at the beach, but you know I have to do that Friday FIVE!!!

    See that this ENFP
    has to say about it all.

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  10. I played. I became quite verbose in response to the bonus question!

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  11. This blows my mind...last night I was at a lay ministry meeting with our pastor where we were talking about a more targeted use of our gifts and talents, and where our pastor (who's also an MSW, and has done a variety of counseling and mentoring over the years) was talking about how helpful he finds giving people personality tests. Wow.

    Anyway...I'm going off to my place to play.

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  12. As each has received a gift... Sally, this was wonderful! Wish I had lots more time to write a whole lot more about every one of your questions. Enjoy your day, and please be sure to blog about it!

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  13. This was fun to do. Thanks, Sally.

    It probably won't surprise you that I've not been one to leave the box unwrapped... see why here!!

    Deb

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  14. Oh, this was a good topic, Sally, and dear to my heart. I played right here with enthusiasm. And you will like the picture I found too!

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  15. Don't know if I'll have time to play today. Backlogs of work and chores are being dodged even as I type this.

    But I'll definitely come back later to check out all the answers.

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  16. okay, it took me awhile to play

    It was fun!

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  17. I played. Check out my Friday Five and THE CRANMERIZER --a Madlibs-style take on building your own Collect. It's all at
    Sunday! Sundae! Sunday!

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  18. COunt me in

    Mind you, I am still trying to determine what my talent actually is...

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  19. I played but the cartoon came out too small, sorry. How do I do a link?

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  20. I played here! Better late than never..

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  21. Don't worry Jennifer. I'm in after here. I played here.

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  22. Wonderfully timely questions for me, thanks, Sally! Not only did I play, but I got my fifteen seconds of fame today!

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  23. Just returned home after a long day, including 6 hours of drive time ... so think I'll just veg reading all your good answers to this fun Friday Five!

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  24. some wonderful plays here I am enjoying the reading :-)

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  25. Sally, this was such fun. Now I just have to figure out how to get that sabbatical. To read what I'd do, look here.

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  26. Playing very late but it's good to be back to FF...find mine here.

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  27. We're a day late, but we played again after a few weeks off!

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  28. I played very very late...while nursing a sunburn received out of sheer stupidity accompanied by incredible food down at the Taste. Anyway, you can see my 999th post here!

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