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Lenten Strengths Workshop

  • Highlands United Methodist Church 1045 20th Street South Birmingham, AL, 35205 United States (map)

During Lent across the ages, disciples of Christ have devoted time to self-examination and prayer, seeking to align themselves more closely with God’s intentions for their lives.  Join us at Highlands on Saturday, February 24 from 9 am to 1:30 pm to discern your unique strengths using the StrengthsFinder inventory and explore ways to build on them through personal reflection and communal experience.  Cost is $20 for workshop materials and a light lunch.  Confidential scholarships are available by contacting Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net.  To register, contact Kathleen Lalor at kblalor@gmail.com by February 21. 


Kathleen Lalor, Highlands’ member and our facilitator, has taken this model into 5 states and offered it to well over a thousand individuals since 2002.  Quoting Kathleen, “I have witnessed over and over again, people experiencing a renewed sense of purpose and a clearer sense of their God-given identity through this shared experience.  I’ve also heard from many that they feel more genuinely connected with other participants than folks they’ve been in church with for years.  When I go back to the church where I last served, invariably people bring up how much this workshop and its insights have meant to them & continue to mean to them.”

Here are a few quotes from past participants:  “So enlightening!  Not only about myself, but in understanding and appreciating other people!”   “Why didn’t someone tell me all of this 25 years ago?”   “I thought everyone had my strengths and that I was nothing special—but now I have a fresh sense of what I uniquely bring to the table.”   “I feel so confirmed and so inspired to be who I am more fully!”   “Can I do it again and bring friends/family?”

In advance of the workshop day, February 24, participants will be provided with an online access code, which will allow each person to access the online StrengthsFinder inventory.   This is not a test, but an inventory grounded in over 25 years of research in 7 nations and now available in over 20 languages.  Upon completion of the inventory, your results will pop up almost immediately, giving you your top 5 Strengths Themes along with a brief description of each theme.  Kathleen asks that you then forward those results to her at kblalor@gmail.com by February 21, so that she can compile them for the workshop itself.








Earlier Event: February 20
People in Motion - Class 2
Later Event: February 25
The Second Sunday of Lent