FOP COnnect Online

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, you can download the FOP Connect Handbook below. In the booklet you'll have both of the personalities profiles and all the information we'll work through in each video. We hope you'll download the handbook, use it in this course, and keep it for future reference!! You never know what you might discover about your personality.

PART ONE: PURPOSE

We love Part One: Purpose because this is where we get to learn all about you!! We hope you'll learn a few things about yourself too.
  1. FIRST, below are links to two personality tests that you must complete before going on: the DiSC Profile and the Spiritual Giftings Assessment. 
  2. THEN,  watch the video below to complete the first part of FOP Connect Online . 
  3. FINALLY, be sure to keep your test results for the Part One Review so that we know you're taking the course!

THE PEOPLE QUESTION

Who am I most interested in?

“So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”
(1 Corinthians 12:25-26) 


 We have all gone through difficult times. We can turn our pain into purpose when we share with others how God helped us. We go through many seasons full of all kinds of circumstances and we feel here at FOP that life is better when people come along beside you with support and encouragement. Here are some ways that people groups can be characterized: age, comparable circumstances, common interest. Examples would be: senior adults, toddlers, parents of small children, people who have lost loved ones, unwed mothers, people bound by addiction. There are many people types, but think who pulls your heart strings?

THE ACTION QUESTION

What do I like to do most?

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
(Colossians 3:23-24)


God puts desires and passion in our hearts. We can turn every moment of every day into a time well spent when we realize that God is always with us. What are some things that you love to do? As 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

THE STRENGTH QUESTION

When I am doing  I feel the strongest.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
(Psalms 46:1)


Scriptures tells us that God is our strength. We know that we all have strengths and weaknesses. As a parent, I could watch my children at a very young age and begin to see the areas in their life where they seemed to just naturally blossom. I have also seen some of my children's weaknesses turn into their strengths as they developed and grew in the Word. Tough times can create strong Christians when we learn to lean into the process and glean from the experience. Think of areas in your life that it is easy for you to trust God and be an overcomer and a helper to those around you. 

THE SERVING QUESTION

How can I help solely for others' benefit?

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
(Acts 20:35)


There is an old saying that says “ You scratch my back and I will scratch yours”. It basically means if I do something for someone, then there should be something in it for me. Matthew 6:19- 21 says “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

THE INTEREST QUESTION

What God-honoring things interest me?

“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?”
(Ecclesiastes 2:24-25)


Hobbies are a great way to unwind. They help us to take a break from the daily grind of life. The Apostle Paul includes everything we do as being done for God’s glory. That would include hobbies too, if done right. Think about some things that you love to do. John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. God wants us to enjoy life in work and in relaxation.”

THE OPPORTUNITY QUESTION

What opportunities are before me?

Opportunity is an event or moment at which actions of importance or significance can be achieved.

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.”
(Ephesians 5:15-16)


“We are all faced with great opportunity disguised as impossible situations “ - Charles Swindoll. There is often opportunity all around us to make a difference in our families, church and community. Recognizing our potential by discovering our gifts and abilities will allow us to see these open doors before us.

THE PASSION QUESTION

I feel most fulfilled when I am ________?

What is one thing you are particularly passionate about? Really, this can be anything. Business, art, economics, alleviating poverty, sharing the gospel, whatever. If money wasn't an issue, what would you love to do?

Determining your passions often helps you figure out what God has called you to do. It's often said that God works at the intersection of our gifts and our passions. Where do your gifts meet your passions? That may be God's purpose for you.

NEXT STEPS

Where can I get plugged in?

Based upon the answers in the previous questions, what are some steps you can take to start finding fulfillment in these areas?
A. My family
B. My field of opportunity/ job
C. My faith/ church
D. FOP Church ministries

PART TWO: VISION

Once you've completed Part One: Purpose, you should move on and begin Part Two: Vision. This is where you have an opportunity to learn all about FOP Church, our history, mission and vision for the future! Below is the video you need to watch to complete this portion of FOP Connect Online. Be sure to fill out the PART TWO REVIEW, make plans to pick up your free t-shirt and meet our FOP Connect Team at the next Huddle offered every 2nd and 4th weekend; we meet on on the patio right after service on Saturday and on Sunday we meet at 10:45am. 

CONGRATS!
You DID iT.

You've completed the FOP Connect Online Course! If you've taken both Part One and Part Two Reviews, then you can come pick up your T-shirt at our FOP Connect Huddle every 2nd and 4th weekend on Saturdays immediately following service and on Sundays at 10:45am on the patio. We can't wait to see you there!