Welcome to SHAPE


St. Giles Evangelical Presbyterian Church is committed to pursuing the Heart of God together by moving UPWARD, INWARD and OUTWARD.


Welcome to the St. Giles SHAPE Assessment!


At St. Giles, we believe God has designed you for a specific purpose! Finding and fulfilling your God-given purpose is one of the greatest discoveries you can make in life. Serving in your gifts will strengthen your bond to the body of St. Giles. The Bible tells us, “We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” ( Ephesians 2:10). The online SHAPE process is a tool that will enable you to discern your unique SHAPE. Once identified, this knowledge will empower and enrich the service experience by connecting individuals to activities that are a natural fit with their specific God-given gifts.


What is SHAPE?


SHAPE stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experience. Although there are many paths to discovering your best place of service, the online SHAPE assessment is one way to learn more about the role you can play in God’s grand story! Want more information about shape before you start? To review the FAQ’s click here.


Five assessments are used to help you discover your unique SHAPE. Please complete the SPIRITUAL GIFTS and HEART assessments first. These two assessments will be insightful in helping you to discern how God has uniquely created you. Please be sure to save your answers at the end of each page. At any time, you can return to finish the remaining sections.


In general, your first response is likely to be the most accurate. You are encouraged not to "over-think" the answers. Completing all 5 assessments may take up to 60 minutes. to begin the process click on SHAPE Assessment ion the tool bar and choose Spiritual Gifts in the expanded menu.


Getting Started (Create an Account)
1. Use the toolbar on the right side under the login area, click on "Create New Account".
2. Please use your first or last name when developing your User Id and then complete the Registration.
3. You will automatically be logged in using your username and password. 
    (As a reminder, an email will be sent to the email address you provided with your login information.)
    Note: Until you click logout on the toolbar you will stay logged in even if you close your browser.
4. Start your SHAPE Assessment by clicking on Spiritual Gifts menu item also located on the right under 
    SHAPE Assessment. You may need to click on SHAPE Assessment to expand it.
5. When filling out your answers, please make sure you list only your top 5 choices for each question asked.
    Please read the instructions carefully in each area of assessment before proceeding.
6. *Forward your results to St. Giles Church office by clicking here.
     You can also email the results directly to iserve@stgilesepc.org.


Saving your Results


At the end of each assessment page you will be given the opportunity to save your results and return at a later time to complete or revise any portion of the assessment.


Privacy Statement and Sharing your Results


All SHAPE assessment information is confidential, and access will be limited to St. Giles leadership only. For internal purposes, this website will retain your results. For your records, or to discuss a service opportunity with a ministry leader, you may want to save or print your results.


Choosing a Place of Service


Once your assessment is complete, you will have the option to view current service opportunities that exist through St. Giles. You can then work with a Coach who will answer questions and further explore service options. The intention is to align you with activities that fit your SHAPE, using your unique combination of Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experience. If your first choice does not feel comfortable, we encourage you to continue exploring until you find the right match. Our goal is not to simply fill service slots, but to connect you with a meaningful and fulfilling place of service.


Next Step


Remember to email your results to: iserve@stgilesepc.org or send it automatically by clicking here.

Note: Please feel free to call the St. Giles office at 704-553-1977 to address any additional questions or concerns.


SHAPE is a registered trademark of Rick Warren and is used with permission from Saddleback Church. On-line SHAPE Assessments Paula Taylor, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church 2007, revised 2013. This website is protected by (C)opyright 2013, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. All Rights Reserved. Programming provided by SBPC SHAPE Volunteers, 2013.