Issachar Coaching Cluster
Maximizing God-given Abilities
Year 3
Session 2
How has God surprised you since
we last met?
What movement has occurred with
reference to your Evangelism
Prayer List?
Prayer
A primary objective of the District is
to produce Growing Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant Leaders at
every level in the Bride of Christ.
Who are you intentionally
reproducing yourself
in at this time?
Growing
Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant
Leader(ship) Core
Competencies
Model
Abiding In
Jesus Christ
Competencies:
1-Growing in
Intimacy with Christ
2-Crucifying Self
3-Claiming God’s
Armor
4-Exercising
Spiritual Disciplines
5-Practicing Sacred
Pathways
Growing
Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant
Leader(ship) Core
Competencies
Model
Empowering by
Holy Spirit
Competencies:
1-Claiming the
Promise, Presence
& Power of the
Holy Spirit
2-Obeying the Holy
Spirit
-Quench Not
-Grieve Not
-Resist Not
Growing
Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant
Leader(ship) Core
Competencies
Model
Empowering by
Holy Spirit
Competencies:
3-Being filled with
the Holy Spirit
4-Manifesting the
Fruit of the
Holy Spirit
5-Exercising the
Spiritual Gifts of the
Holy Spirit
Growing
Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant
Leader(ship) Core
Competencies
Model
Thinking
Strategically
Competencies:
1-Defining Realities
2-Providing Direction
3-Facilitating Action
4-Thinking
Divergently
5-Thinking
Convergently
Growing
Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant
Leader(ship) Core
Competencies
Model
Leading Self
Competencies:
1-Developing Christlike Character
2-Establishing
Christ-like Priorities
3-Maximizing Godgiven Abilities
4-Establishing
Healthy
Relationships
5-Sharpening the
Saw/Learning for
Life
Growing
Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant
Leader(ship) Core
Competencies
Model
Leading a Team
Competencies:
1-Building Trustfilled Relationships
2-Communicating
Effectively
3-Unleashing
People to Act
4-Cultivating
Effective Teams
5-Developing
Leaders
Growing
Spirit-filled
Christ-like Servant
Leader(ship) Core
Competencies
Model
Leading the
Ministry
Competencies:
1-Cultivating God’s
Preferred Future
2-Managing Change
3-Executing Strategy
4-Adapting
Organizational
Structures
5-Administrating the
Ministry
Maximizing God-given
Abilities
• 1 Cor 12:28
And in the church God has appointed
first of all apostles, second prophets,
third teachers, then workers of miracles,
also those having gifts of healing, those
able to help others, those with gifts of
administration, and those speaking in
different kinds of tongues.
Maximizing God-given
Abilities
• Rom 12:6-8
We have different gifts, according to the grace
given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let
him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is
serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him
teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him
encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of
others, let him give generously; if it is
leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is
showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Maximizing God-given
Abilities
• Eph 4:11-12
It was he who gave some to be apostles,
some to be prophets, some to be
evangelists, and some to be pastors
and teachers…
Leading Self
Maximizing God-given Abilities
What are your Spiritual Gifts?
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Leading Self
Maximizing God-given Abilities
What are your innate God-given natural
talents & supernatural gifts?
• IDAK 54 Natural Talents
• Strengths Finder
• Disc or Myers Briggs etc.
• Spiritual Gifts
Leading Self
Maximizing God-given Abilities
What are your innate God-given natural
talents/strengths/temperment?
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60/40 Principle & One’s Ministry
Ministry Description
Non-Strengths
40% of Activity
Competency
A+ Natural
Talents
60% of Activity
Craft
John
Bradley
120
Excellence in Ministry
100
80
60
40
20
0
1
Learned Skills
2
3
Motivation
4
Natural Talents
120
Excellence in Ministry
100
80
Burnout Zone
60
40
20
0
1
Learned Skills
2
3
Motivation
4
Natural Talents
Maximizing God-given
Abilities
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Implications of functioning in
Bradley’s 60/40 Principle are:
Need to know one’s God-given abilities
60/40 ratio reduces risk of burn out
60/40 ratio increases joy
60/40 ratio energizes for ministry
Ministering w/excellence creates
potential to earn Respect & Trust
Leading Self
Maximizing God-given Abilities
What are some implications and/or
applications related to your innate Godgiven natural talents?
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Leading Self
Maximizing God-given Abilities
It is of critical importance that Leaders get
away to strengthen their God-given gifts
and “lean into” these gifts to accomplish
the work of the ministry. Otherwise
leaders get lost in the business of “life”
& ministry.
Expressions of Maximizing One’s
God-given Talents
• Exceptional output & results (God’s
blessing is evident)
• Experiencing increased Joy in
ministry/work
• Sense of “resting” in God’s provision
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Resources for Maximizing One’s
God-given Talents
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IDAK assessment & resources- Bradley
Spiritual Gifts Inventory- Wagner
Find & Use Your Spiritual Gifts- Packo
Strengths Finder
DISC- Biblical Personal Profile
Maximizing God-given
Abilities
In your Triad:
1) Review last months SMART Goals
2) Discuss what specific steps could you
take in the next 7 days (month, year)
so that the you can begin leaning into
your God-given Abilities resulting in
your ministry hitting the 60/40 ratio?
On a 1 (Low) to 10 (High)
scale how would you rate your
60/40 ratio? What is
maintaining you at that level?
What actions could catapult
you to a greater level of
maximizing your God-given
abilities?
SMART Goals
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