INPUT Strength & Ministry Ideas
The Input strength from the CliftonStrengths assessment pertains to individuals who have a craving to know more. They like to collect information, ideas, artifacts, or even relationships. People with this strength are often inquisitive and enjoy accumulating knowledge. In a church ministry context, someone with the Input strength could serve effectively in the following ways:
- Resource Management: Building and managing a library of resources for the church, including books, media, and curricula.
- Teaching and Education: Contributing to educational programs by providing substantial content and resources for learning.
- Information Gathering: Collecting information on community needs, church growth, demographics, or best practices from other churches.
- Research: Performing background research to support sermon series, teaching materials, or church strategy planning.
- New Member Integration: Helping new members find their place in the church by providing them with information about ministry opportunities, church history, and doctrines.
- Communication: Writing or contributing to the church’s newsletters, websites, or social media with interesting and informative content.
- Small Groups or Bible Study Facilitation: Leading groups where they can share the wealth of information they have gathered on biblical texts or Christian living.
- Missions Support: Providing detailed information about mission fields, missionaries’ needs, cultural information, and prayer points.
- Archiving: Keeping records and archives of church events, sermons, and other significant activities.
- Networking: Using their wide range of knowledge and relationships to connect people within the church to each other and to outside resources.
- Ministry Development: Assisting in the creation of new ministries by supplying necessary information and research.
- Consultation: Serving as a consultant for various ministry areas by providing insights from their extensive base of knowledge.
- Counseling Support: Offering resources and information that can be used in counseling sessions to provide additional support and learning.
- Creative Arts: Contributing to the worship and creative arts ministries with ideas and information that enhance the themes and spiritual messages.
- Conference and Seminar Planning: Helping to organize educational events by bringing in resources such as speakers, materials, and relevant topics.
- Volunteer Coordination: Assisting in the training and education of volunteers by providing them with the information they need to be effective in their roles.