Lifekeys has 80 ratings and 11 reviews. Kara said: I wanted some direction in my life. I feel like I am in a holding pattern of mommyhood-which is a good. This is a powerful guide to uncovering your talents, spiritual gifts, passions, values, and personality – all that God made you to be. Now revised. Jane A. G. Kise, David Stark, Sandra Krebs Hirsch, LifeKeys – Discovering Who You Are, Why You’re Here, and What You Do Best. Bethany.
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Hello, I’m Gregg Burch. I’ve just finished writing God’s Faint Lifekes, a book that we are publishing over the blog. I hope you’ll join us for the journey. More about me, contact me Then you will call upon me and pray to me and I will listen to you. When you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.
I was baptized as an adult into the Lutheran Church. I found many ways yuo serve in the church over the years, but I found that most discoverr them were disdover rather than life-giving. I say serve in the church, because my church wanted me to fill out a time and talent survey and figure out what ministries I would join.
Over time, I heard the message that God has a plan and a purpose for each of us, and I began to try to understand what that might be. The idea resonated because as a child I kept hearing that we are each unique individuals, and that no one else ypu quite like me. In years of leadership, I figured out that the best way to burn out a volunteer is to ask him or her to serve in areas where they are not gifted and passionate.
I discovered that I am not that good at figuring out where my gifts and passions are on my own. So, for years, maybe decades, I walked around with generalized anxiety that I knew I should be doing something for God, but I didn’t know exactly what. So I dabbled at different things, and, without focus, became mediocre at many things in service tou the Lord.
Lifekeys: Discover Who You Are
Even though I was a good, church-going Lutheran, I dreaded that thought. For over 20 years, I kept seeing time and talent sheets, but no real process to help people discover their gifts and passion. When I was putting together my second career plan, I began with one simple design criterion. I was going to spend more time doing what energized me and less time doing what drained energy away.
You can work hard but feel more energized when lifekesy get done than when you started. I spent a year with my antennae out, sensing the energy flows in my work.
I found some surprising things. Some of the things I do quite well, like problem-solving and negotiating, fell into the energy-draining category.
Now, If you had asked me describe my skills, those would have certainly been on the list. But once I used the energy-flow meter, these quickly dropped off my list.
After selling my business and beginning my second career, I had a much better idea of what I wanted to do based on finding things that were life-giving. For years, I had been asking God to reveal His plan for my life. But I didn’t do much praying or reading of the Bible, so I did not hear much. In embarking on Life 2, I prayed a different prayer: If that’s so, surely ddiscover would have prepared and gifted me to accomplish what you designed me to do.
What would you draw forth from the gifts, passions and experiences lifekeus my life that could serve Your purpose? People who enter the community are changed by an experience of the living God. Then, as people seek a deeper spiritual journey, the church helps them discern how they are gifted. The purpose and life to which we are called is nested in our gifts.
Prayer and meditation about our gifts will help us define our calling. Once we begin to get clear about whk call, we are ready to be equipped. That fact that I might feel called to be a Christian counselor does not mean I will excel without some equipping and practice. Once people are equipped, they are sent out into the world to serve others as the body of Christ. Discover Who You Are tools.
I had been looking for tools that would help people short-circuit the decades-long yuo of finding a purpose and clear calling as Christ-followers in the world. I went through the certification process to facilitate this course and have been leading it for several years.
I have seen the Life Keys tools help people in transitions from school to career, from career to career, and for finding Christian vocation. Here is how the website describes the process: LifeKeys looks at an individual through five distinct lenses helping them discover their personality, values, talents, spiritual gifts and passions.
LifeKeys tools help you identify a calling in the world, underscoring the fact that each of us has been created uniquely and has a destiny to fulfill.
LifeKeys does not end when the conference is whho. This self-discovery allows you to create action plans that discovver be immediately executed in the church, workplace and in daily life. People gather with a facilitator to process through several tools and discern meaning and focus.
It is an experiential learning process, a guided process of inquiry that will bring much to light. Workshops take about 8 hours and are held in several formats: People are encouraged to read the book LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are before the workshop.
Each person gets a Discover Who You Are workbook at the beginning of the event. At the workshop, you didcover use the exercises in the workbook to clarify who you are through five different lenses: The facilitator will help you to find a focal point where these five lenses all intersect, like a magnifying glass with sunlight.
The first tool used in this workshop is the Strong Interest Inventory. This tool is based on a theory, in use over 75 years, that there are six areas where people tend diacover cluster as wre look for fulfilling career and work choices. These six areas are: Often people find they are a blend of two or more of six areas. Knowing where you are on this Inventory is extremely helpful in making career choices, and for finding Kingdom work that we do well and satisfies us.
Many state government agencies use the Strong Liekeys Inventory to help people find work. Personality Type You will use a simple form of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a second lens to help you identify which of the 16 personality types they describe best fits you.
MBTI measures four dimensions:. The workbook contains a Spiritual Gifts Inventory, looking at the spiritual gifts mentioned in the New Testament. The gifts are given for the common good, for our life together. You will go through several pages of descriptions so you can identify which of the gifts might apply to you.
The next exercise in the workshop lifeoeys you articulate your deepest held values. You will be asked to identify what you truly value: Values are forged through trials and tests. You will work to identify, shuffle and prioritize your values so you can list your highest ones.
When I first articulated my values, I found that how I spent my time and money my real priorities did not overlap very well with my values, as this diagram illustrates.
Lifekeys: Discover Who You Are by Jane A.G. Kise
It has taken me several years to push the two spheres of my values and my life together so there is a good overlap. Finally, you will dixcover to identify your passions, the desires or purposes that bring you lifekyes. Often, our passions come from life experience.
Cancer survivors are passionate about helping other survivors. Recovered alcoholics are passionate about helping other alcoholics. You have seen many examples in the lives of friends and family. Putting It All Together After going through all these instruments and exercises, you will bring the results to a summary page. The facilitator will help you to articulate a statement summarizing your passions, another sentence articulating your life gifts, and how they might all be synthesized into a mission statement for your life.
LifeKeys is an individual journey. As you finish the pages of the workbook, you may be just at the beginning of your personal discovery. You will be asked to make a commitment to continuing the process, and there are several suggested steps to let you integrate this learning into your life. If you are interested in scheduling a LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are event I would be happy to talk.
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I spend my life in Atlanta and Boulder and am most interested in doing events in Colorado and the Southeast. Changing Church Forum in Minneapolis does several events a dixcover and trains facilitators. Contact them for more information about facilitators near you.
Find a full list of their LifeKeys resources here. There have been only a few moments in my life where I felt total clarity about what God was calling me to do. I found that digging into the material was really an act of listening—providing space for the Holy Spirit to speak into my life. I didn’t quit my job or re-route my life at the close of this class, but I did feel a more complete sense of purpose in my everyday actions. I truly believe that thinking spiritually about our careers the way that we’ve done in the Lifekeys class is an act of obedience to God.
It’s incredible that we spend nearly a third of our waking life working, and yet we rarely visit it as part of our routine spiritual self-examinations.
Jesus said that we will do even greater things than he. What would happen if we really began to believe that, and saw our work as a means of his great power and grace? It is incredibly exciting to gain insight into who God created you to be. And all you have to do is ask! Envisioning a Disdover Beginning Chapter 2: Finding the Faint Path Chapter 3: