Understanding Your Personality and Mindset - Lesson 14

Finding Service Opportunities

In this lesson, you explore the importance of mindsets over behaviors, recognizing that when people share the same direction, they can work together despite their differences. By completing a study guide exercise, you identify whether you are an objective, subjective, or belief-oriented thinker and assess your strengths and skill sets. As you reflect on your job experiences, you analyze mindset score implications and identify service opportunities. Finally, by learning about others' hobbies and interests, you gain insight into their mindsets, enabling you to better share the gospel and connect with them on a deeper level.
Chuck Coker
Understanding Your Personality and Mindset
Lesson 14
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Finding Service Opportunities

Finding Service Opportunities

I. Importance of Mindsets over Behaviors

A. Aligning Direction

B. Working with Different People

II. Study Guide Exercise

A. Objective, Subjective, or Belief-Oriented Thinker

B. Identifying Strengths and Skill Sets

III. Understanding Job Preferences and Mindsets

A. Listing Enjoyable Jobs

B. Analyzing Mindset Score Implications

IV. Identifying Service Opportunities

A. Service Opportunities and Likes

B. Mindset Score Implications and Personal Meaning

V. Learning from Others' Hobbies and Interests

A. Asking Questions

B. Understanding Mindsets and Sharing the Gospel

  • By studying this lesson, you'll learn the foundations of personality and mindset, explore major personality theories, understand the impact of mindset on personality, and apply this knowledge to improve self-awareness, relationships, and career satisfaction.
  • Through this lesson, you'll explore personality theories and mindset concepts, gaining insights on how to develop a growth mindset to positively impact your personality and overall well-being.
  • Through this lesson, you gain insight into personality theories, differentiate fixed and growth mindsets, and learn strategies to develop a growth mindset, fostering self-awareness and personal growth.
  • Through this lesson, you learn about the major personality theories and the role of mindset in personal growth, leading to improved resilience, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Learn about personality theories and the impact of fixed and growth mindsets on behavior, while acquiring strategies to cultivate a positive mindset for personal and professional success.
  • Through this lesson, you explore various personality theories and learn to navigate between fixed and growth mindsets, enabling you to enhance your personal and professional life.
  • This lesson teaches the significance of mindsets in ministry work, discussing how they adapt to different environments and help with spiritual growth. It covers three types of mindsets—objective, subjective, and belief—and emphasizes that there is no direct correlation between behaviors and mindsets.
  • You will learn about different mindsets and how they impact people's approach to tasks and interactions, particularly the objective mindset, which focuses on learning and effectiveness and values quality over quantity in ministry settings, while understanding these mindsets can improve communication and collaboration.
  • Understanding the utilitarian mindset can help you maximize their strengths in ministry work, as they focus on practicality, efficiency, and achieving tangible results, while also addressing their spiritual needs and potential weaknesses, such as overlooking details and people's needs.
  • This lesson delves into the subjective, esthetic mindset, highlighting their emotional responsiveness, creativity, sensitivity to the environment, and expression. You will learn effective communication strategies, the challenges they face in relationships, and how to utilize their abilities in a church setting, ultimately gaining a comprehensive understanding of this prevalent mindset.
  • In this lesson, you gain insight into the social mindset's role and challenges in the church and ministry, learning to recognize and support individuals with this mindset while maintaining a balance between self-care and caring for others to ensure a healthy and effective ministry.
  • This lesson delves into the individualistic belief mindset, exploring its characteristics, challenges, and roles in the church, while offering guidance on effectively communicating with these individuals and fostering their personal growth.
  • This lesson explores the traditional mindset, its characteristics, challenges, and how to effectively engage with those who possess it, as well as the implications of various traditional mindset scores, ultimately helping you understand and navigate relationships with individuals who hold strong convictions and beliefs.
  • Gain insight into the importance of mindsets over behaviors, assess your thinking style and strengths, identify service opportunities based on personal preferences, and learn to better connect with others by understanding their hobbies and interests to effectively share the gospel.
  • Gain insight into your own mindsets and how they fit with others, reflect on your personal history, and enhance your emotional intelligence to build meaningful relationships through understanding yourself and others.

In this course, you will gain knowledge and insights into personality and mindset. You will learn about the different personality theories, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and social-cognitive theory. You will also explore the two main mindset theories: fixed mindset and growth mindset. By the end of this class, you will have a better understanding of the importance of understanding personality and mindset and how to apply this knowledge to personal and leadership development, team building, and conflict resolution.

Dr. Chuck Coker
Understanding Your Personality and Mindset
Finding Service Opportunities
Lesson Transcript

[00:00:00] Now that we've been through the mindsets. And I want to remind you, these are more important than behaviors, because if the mindsets and the direction that we're heading in is aligned then the behaviors contain a kind of take a back seat. We can actually get along with people that we may not like under most circumstances, and we wouldn't have dinner with every week, but we know we're headed in the same direction. So I want you to go to your study guide and go to the page there with the mindset across the page and the blanks to fill and fill in each level and identify your priorities as to whether you are an objective subjective or belief oriented thinker. That's going to help you achieve what has been ordained by God for you, and it'll help you better understand the joys that you will encounter with the kind of work that you do in the kingdom. Each of those blocks has a space below it. Plug in your number. Add those two numbers together in the space underneath it so that you can identify where your strongest skill sets are. In your mindsets. And then write down the jobs on the next page that you enjoyed. Two things that you liked about them and the mindset score implication so that it will help you better understand right in what you see is written on the page for that particular mindset objectively, and then subjectively put in what you think it means to you so that you can glorify God by becoming the person that he created you to be. You will see that in each of these three blocks. area service opportunities, two things that you liked and the mindset score implication. Write in there, what that means to you and it it'll help give you direction on how you can serve the body of Christ and the people that you come in contact with. 

[00:02:40] Now, last but not least, we talked about this earlier, but. I'm going to give you an example. You remember the question I ask you to ask other people What do you enjoy doing in your off time? Or tell me about your hobbies or interest? And. I'm going to ask Ed. To tell me what he enjoys in his off time and his heart or his hobbies and interest. Ed, Would you share that with me so that I can show how we can come up with an 80% accuracy term? I enjoy going on bicycle rides. Do you enjoy that by yourself or with your family members with others? Okay. So what does that tell us about it? First of all, it tells us that there's a high social. He enjoys being with other people, but he also enjoys the exercise and being outdoors. So there's some aesthetic there also. But what is it also tells me that he has a very specific hobby or interest, that he goes back to time and time again, which is much more traditional. So when we think about that, we can see that situations and circumstances have an impact on him, but he enjoys the structure in life that gives him the security and the feeling of being in control of his life. Would you say those things are true about him? Yes. So I ask that question to new people that you meet, and when you do, you will be able to understand what's important to them, which is what is their mindsets. And then you'll understand what kind of ministry, what kind of focus and how to approach sharing the gospel with them can have a direct hit every time. May God richly bless you. As you work to understand your nature and nurture and how that will allow you to fulfill your purpose before God.