Connect with the most up-to-date list of ways you can volunteer at Shades. Explore all of the opportunities or narrow the list by ministry areas or events.
If you're unsure where to begin, capitalize on Shades' assessment site to identify your strengths and giftedness. Divinely Designed includes two automated assessments (spiritual gifts and style) as well as a skills checklist.
Volunteer opportunities abound at Shades. Our spiritual gift assessment site is a great tool to help narrow down ways to volunteer, but if you feel a desire to go deeper, consider attending "Discover Purpose".
Discover Purpose examines how God has uniquely prepared you to make a difference. You'll identify key experiences and issues that are tied to how God wants to use you to accomplish His purposes. This five week course (one hour per week) is taught quarterly during the 11:00 Sunday school hour. To register go to www.Shades.org/DiscoverPurpose.
Review the latest list of Volunteer Opportunities at Shades. Shades' Volunteer portal allows you to search by event or ministry area so you can explore the variety of ways to serve. Once you find an opportunity that peeks your interest, complete the form and submit your request, but don't forget to add any thoughts or questions that come to mind. Once you submit your request, you'll be contacted with additional information to help you better understand the need.
If you're not sure where to begin, capitalize on Shades' assessment site to identify your strengths and giftedness. Divinely Designed includes two automated assessments (spiritual gifts and style) as well as a skills checklist. These three items provide instant information to you and to Shades. These results are also added to the Shades' volunteer database so that you are notified of volunteer opportunities that match your results. You decide if you're interested in the opportunity.
After you create an account, you may take one or all assessments immediately or log back into the site at a later time.
"The course was really fun, but deep and helpful!"
"The most meaningful tool was looking at experiences and identifying consistent threads running through them. Excellent course!"
"Identifying my spiritual gifts was very meaningful and I would recommend this class to others."
"The detailed explanations of spiritual gifts was helpful and the resources in the workbook are very helpful."
"Our instructor was exactly the right person to lead this journey. It was helpful to examine biblical figures and seeing how it applies to my life."