Discover God’s Call for Your Life
Called & Gifted supports you as you discern your spiritual gifts and God’s call for your life.
ANSWER YOUR CALL
God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do. Discern your charisms (spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit) and further discern God’s call. You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Through Called & Gifted discover these charisms in you!
The Called & Gifted discernment process is a three part process offered in-person or online, which includes Church teaching on the nature of charisms, call and vocation, and how to undertake the process of discernment.
We invite you into this three-part discernment process brought to you through an exciting partnership between the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Catherine of Siena Institute (CSI). The three-part process is available to anyone in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas – individuals, small groups, or entire parishes – at a significantly reduced cost due to our partnership and the Archbishop’s Call to Share!
3 PART PROCESS
PART 1 – Workshop: lays the foundation for the beginning of your spiritual gifts discernment. Includes ancient teachings of the Church on the 23 most common gifts of Holy Spirit, and a Catholic spiritual gifts inventory.
PART 2 – Interview: one-hour gifts interview with a CSI trained interviewer to sift through your inventory results and determine where to start your discernment.
PART 3 – Discernment: a six-eight week in-depth guided experience of intentional discernment lead by a CSI trained facilitator.
WHY DISCERN MY CHARISMS?
In particular, if you are wondering how you are to fulfill the mission God has for you, or navigate a life transition (entering retirement, changing jobs, re-entering the job market, etc.), you might find that gifts discernment helps you decide what turn to take next.
Understanding your charisms can help you simplify your life and avoid burnout. If you know your gifts, it becomes easier to say “no” when people ask you for things that you don’t really have to give. And because it is unusually energizing and fulfilling to exercise a charism, you are much less likely to burn out if you are working in your area of giftedness.
BE FREE FROM COMPARISON
Understanding your charisms can free you from the need to compare yourself to others. Participants in our workshops regularly comment how healing an experience it is to discern their gifts. If you find that you judge yourself for not measuring up to the standards of others, you can be freed by recognizing that your giftedness and calling are different from theirs.
UNDERSTAND YOUR SPOUSE & LOVED ONES
Understanding your charisms can make a big difference in family life! It can enable you to understand and cherish your spouse’s gifts.
NURTURE YOUR CHILD’S EMERGING GIFTS
Understanding charisms can help you recognize and nurture the emerging gifts of your children.
MAKE SENSE OF WHAT YOU ALREADY EXPERIENCE
The discernment of charisms can help you understand and name what you are already experiencing. After interviewing thousands of everyday Catholics, we have discovered that many lay people are having remarkable experiences of God that they don’t understand, can’t put into perspective, and feel that they can’t talk about with anyone else. If this sounds like you, gifts discernment can help you to see that some of these experiences may be signs of a charism, a normal part of our lives as Christians.
HOW IT WORKS
SELF-STUDY OR GROUP STUDY
Self-Study – The online self-study offers an accessible way to complete the three part discernment process. You will learn about your spiritual gifts, take a personal gifts inventory, speak to a trained interviewer about your gifts inventory results, and intentionally discern your gifts through a guided discernment process. You will become more clear about how God has gifted you, personally and uniquely, to be His love and provision in the world. Throughout your discernment process you will be supported by a trained CSI facilitator by email. For further details and registration information, see below!
Group Study – The group study offers a way for groups or parishes to gather in-person or on Zoom to learn about your spiritual gifts with others. You will join others for a discernment process led by a trained CSI facilitator. Your group process will include learning about your spiritual gifts, taking a personal gifts inventory, speaking to a trained interviewer about your gifts inventory results, and intentionally discerning your gifts through a guided group discernment process. You will become more clear about how God has gifted you, personally and uniquely, to be His love and provision in the world. Throughout your group discernment process you will be supported by a trained CSI facilitator. For further details and registration information, see below!
REGISTER FOR CALLED & GIFTED!
NOTE: Each person should register separately for either study. Thank you!