Divine design is your hard wiring. It is based upon that wonderful passage in Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
You can grow your divine design to a certain extent, but if God has made you an introvert, you would not naturally gravitate towards extroversion activities. If you are a, "type A" task driven person, you will have to pay attention to the people skills side in order to be successful in ministry.
The EFCA uses three instruments to help us figure out our divine design.
2. MBTI $75
For EFCA church planters only, use the discount code EFCA001 at the checkout for a 15 percent discount.
Recommended Reading: "Personality Type and Religious Leadership" by Roy M. Oswald and Otto Kroeger.
3. DiSC $29
DiSC is taken by several million people annually. This instrument measures four behavioral orientations. It will take your 20 minutes, and you will receive a 23-page report that covers your DiSC graph, highest dimension, intensity index, profile pattern, motivation, work habits and growth insights.
4. Style Of Influence $25
Please email James Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a test for $25.00, a 50% discount off the normal rate.
This report will help you identify:
- How you tend to think through ideas presented to you
- How you intuitively process the emotions around you
- How you naturally exert influence in your environments
The next area to assess is your church planting skills.