Personal Growth Plan
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:15-20
The Apostle Paul invites us to “be careful how we live.” He describes the qualities of the person who lives a godly life as someone who has a focused and intentional lifestyle. Living a focused life means being intentional about what’s most important. The purpose of this “intentionality” exercise is to help you have focus on and plan for the important pieces of the greater whole- you! With the Holy Spirit’s power at work within you, it’s possible to live an intentional, focused life characterized by growth in godliness.
While living with a plan is a good idea for everyone, as an Alliance Ministry Candidate, it is vital. One of the keys to a healthy life and effective ministry is being intentional about your growth during the candidate development process. In planning to become more focused and intentional, we have recognized that there are Five Core Characteristics that are essential for Alliance Workers. The five core areas of an Alliance Worker are:
This exercise enables you to take personal inventory of the key characteristics that shape the five core areas of an Alliance worker. Based on your inventory, you will be able to see more clearly the characteristics where you will want to intentionally invest as you continue to develop in your calling. These characteristics will be the basis of assessment at the Accreditation/Credentialing interview. While we understand you will not excel in every characteristic, we desire that through a coaching relationship, you will learn and grow in each characteristic. A coaching relationship can help you become focused and motivated in developing these characteristics in your life.
Before you start, we ask that you set aside dedicated time in a quiet place, free from interruptions, to develop your own Personal Growth Plan (PGP). Commit your retreat time to God in prayer, asking Him to prompt and guide you as you think through each characteristic in the five core areas of an Alliance Worker. In this process, invite God to help you envision a better future that aligns with His design and plan for you.