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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, contact Kathleen Lalor at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21, so that she can compile them for the workshop itself.