APEST – Using Your God-given Gifts

We want to help you serve wherever God has called you and in whatever ways He has gifted you. At BCC we often use a tool called the APEST assessment to help identify the ways God has gifted each of us. You can take the free assessment at fivefoldmissions.org/fivefoldsurvey.

God might be calling you to minister to your coworkers, your scout troop, your soccer team, or your fantasy football league. Wherever God is asking you to serve, we pray you will SAY YES! If you aren’t sure where to start, below are some ways you can serve right here at BCC. Fill out the form below, checking any areas you’re interested in and would like more information about. You can choose more than one. This is not an exhaustive list of areas in which to serve, but it’s intended to give some examples and get us thinking.

  Strategy Team (Apostles on APEST Assessment)

You’re a natural entrepreneur who isn’t satisfied with the status quo, and you like to start things and spearhead change and innovation. Some example ministry areas you might be interested in:
Missions teamChurch plantingLeadership trainingNext gen ministry (teens or kids)
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  Social Issues Team (Prophets on APEST Assessment)

You are naturally passionate about truth and justice and the things God is passionate about, like caring for "the least of these." Some example ministry areas you might be interested in:
International Ministry (local refugees and immigrants)Oasis House (ministry to people affected by human trafficking)Bunco for Charities (bunco group that raises money for multiple organizations)Miami Valley Women's Center (ministry to expectant mothers and their unborn babies)
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  Community Team (Evangelists on APEST Assessment)

You recognize something good (like a movie, restaurant, event, etc.), and by nature you want to tell everyone you know about it. Some examples of ministry areas you might be interested in:
Welcome TeamLoveMonkey Ministries (basic household assistance to local widows and single parents)Volunteering with Precious Ones Learning Center (our preschool and after-school programs)Annual Beavercreek Popcorn Festival Kids Area (September)
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  Congregational Care Team (Shepherds on APEST Assessment)

You are drawn to care for people who are hurting, whether it’s physically, emotionally or spiritually. Some examples of ministry areas you might be interested in:
Planning church fellowship eventsCreating or getting involved in a Home GroupPrayer MinistryHospital visitation
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  Teaching Team (Teachers on APEST Assessment)

You love to learn new things and share what you’ve learned with other people. Some examples of ministry areas you might be interested in:
Leading a class (could be on anything... parenting, marriage, finance, or a book of the Bible)Next Gen (teens and/or kids) MinistrySermon speaking teamTeaching the APEST principles to new members
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  Sunday Morning Gatherings (Worship)

Whether it’s front and center or behind the scenes, by nature you want to help engage the church body in genuine corporate worship. Some examples you might be interested in:
Playing an instrumentSingingRunning the sound boardMedia teamPreparing CommunionUshering
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  Operations Team

You have a natural sense for what's needed to support the practical day-to-day operations of the church. Some examples of ministry areas you might be interested in:
Grounds maintenanceOffice assistanceVehicle maintenanceCount team
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Thanks for your responses and for saying Yes! to finding out what God might have in store for you. We will review your information and will connect with you within the next five days to follow up.