Discovering Purpose

Part of our mission statement at NECC is to help you "...discover purpose". We believe with all our heart that the Scriptures teach God has designed you with intention (Ps. 139:13-16; Jer. 1:4-9; 1 Cor. 12:4-31). Your gifts, personalities, and temperament are designed, redemptive, and valuable to other people. We need each other. Take a look at the following tests as useful tools to help you identify how God has shaped you, and how you might make a difference in this world for God's  glory.

Purpose Inventory

Is my personality valuable to God and others?

Yes! God has uniquely created you, and shaped you (nature and nurture), to be the person that you are. We recommend you take the Enneagram test, and the Myers-Briggs personality test, to give you some tools for introspection. Understanding who you are is an important first step in healing, wholeness, and meaningful work in this community. We also recommend something called StrengthsFinder 2.0, which is a paid "strength-based" inventory, to help determine where you thrive. It's about what's right, not what's wrong, about you.

Does God work through me?

Yes! Each of has been given gifts of God's Spirit, "...manifestations of God's Spirit" (1 Cor. 12:7), to build other people up. No one's gifts are less or more valuable than others, we all need each other. That's why being a part of a local church body is so important. We need you, and you need us, in order to be all that we can be. Take some time to discover how you best connect with God, through Spiritual Pathways, and how God manifests Himself through you, through Spiritual Gifts.