Reach OUt: Discovering Your Passion

One of the most basic questions that people ask is; "why am I here?" We all want to connect with the reason for our presence in the world, our presence in the community and your presence in the family. There is no greater joy in the world than when someone discovers their purpose and lives out life fulfilling that purpose.

This is why people like Mother Theresa lived a life of joy and contentment - she was living a life fulfilling her purpose and, consequently, other considerations did not matter. They might matter to us - but they certainly did not matter to her or else she would not have endured what she did. Rather, she was fulfilled, joy-filled, and content. There is a sense in which we all desire such fulfillment - we just spend too much time searching in the wrong places. 

If you have questions about the purpose of your life, we would love to help you along your journey of discovery - no strings attached. Simply give Pastor Mike a call at 503.255.8772 or email him at He would love to help or connect you with someone who can assist you in your road to discovery.


Many people want to know the answer to the question, "why am I here?" Some say, "to be happy," some say, "to be wealthy," some have no idea what to say. At Resurrection, we believe that everyone has a purpose and everyone has a ministry - something that God has uniquely designed you to do.

The bible says in 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."

Some use the acronym SHAPE as a helpful tool in the process of discovering why God created them the way they are and what God might be calling them to.

  • S = Spiritual Gifts
  • H = Heart (what you are passionate about)
  • A = Abilities (skills)  
  • P = Personality
  • E = Experience  

Add these up and you will get a good picture of what God might be calling you to in\with your life and in your service to God's Kingdom. If you would like to take the SHAPE survey to learn more about yourself and the ministries that you might be well suited for, you can download a .pdf copy of the RLC SHAPE Profile by CLICKING HERE.

To learn more about spiritual gifts, you can click here or use the dropdown menu above entitled:  "spiritual gifts."