ADULT INVENTORY: as RCIA candidates prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation it is important to give them the Charism Inventory to discern the gifts they have been given for their spiritual growth and mission to bring Christ to others as Missionary Disciples.
YOUTH INVENTORY: The youth inventory is the perfect tool for confirmation candidates. Below is one program's testimony of how they used the Charism Inventory with their candidates.
As for the youth charism discernment retreat, your suggestions worked really well! I used your suggestion of having a poster for each charism on the wall and had the students write the names of their peers on what charism they thought they posed. Then I had them find the posters where their own names were used the most and they had to stand by the posters. Before this activity, I had them take inventory of their own charisms so they had an idea what each of the charisms are and what they mean. So once they were all standing by the posters with their own names on the most, we went around and I asked the students if they thought their peers were accurate. All of them agreed! Then we switched it up, and I had them go to the charism posters that the inventory test said they were the highest. 25% of the students stayed in the same spot their peers suggested and 25% were very similar to what their peers stated i.e. Hospitality vs Community Building. Then at the end of the retreat, we debriefed in what they learned and how they had seen themselves or others using their charisms. It was awesome! It was a great exposure to the students and everything went so smooth, the Holy Spirit was guiding throughout the whole day! Our theme was "We're Better Together". So the charisms tied in so well and the students were able to see that we are many parts to one Body. In fact, we went to daily mass that morning and the first reading was the reading of we are many parts of One Body. I was glowing all day! Youth Coordinator St. Wendelin Parish & School
A MUST for every youth and RCIA candidate preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation!