Learn About Your Spiritual Gifts
Now that you have discovered your spiritual gifts through the Spiritual Gift Finder, find your gifts below to learn more about what they are, their "shadow sides," supporting scripture, and most importantly engagement opportunities. We are so excited to serve alongside you!
Persons with the gift of administration lead the body by steering others to remain on task. Administration enables the body to organize according to God-given purposes & long-term goals.
The church sends apostles from the body to plant churches or be missionaries. Apostles motivate the body to look beyond its walls in order to carry out the Great Commission.
God gifts his church with evangelists to lead others to Christ effectively and enthusiastically. This gift builds up the body by adding new members to its fellowship.
Possessors of this gift encourage members to be involved in and enthusiastic about the work of the Lord. Members with this gift are good counselors and motivate others to service. Exhortation exhibits itself in preaching, teaching, & ministry.
Faith trusts God to work beyond the human capabilities of the people. Believers with this gift encourage others to trust in God in the face of apparently insurmountable odds.
Members with the gift of giving give freely and joyfully to the work and mission of the body. Cheerfulness and liberality are characteristics of individuals with this gift.
Those with the gift of service/helps recognize practical needs in the body and joyfully give assistance to meeting those needs. Christians with this gift do not mind working behind the scenes.
Those with this gift have the ability to make visitors and strangers feel at ease. They often use their home to entertain guests. Persons with this gift integrate new members into the body.
The gift of knowledge manifests in various experiences and settings, including teaching, training, & evangelism. It is the God-given ability to learn, know, and explain the precious truths of God's word. A word of knowledge is a Spirit-revealed truth.
Leadership aids the body by leading and directing members to accomplish the goals & purposes of the church. Leadership motivates people to work together in unity toward common goals.
Cheerful acts of compassion characterize those with the gift of mercy. Persons with this gift aid the body by empathizing with hurting members. They keep the body healthy and unified by keeping others aware of the needs within the church.
The gift of prophecy is proclaiming the Word of God boldly. This builds up the body and leads to conviction of sin. Prophecy manifests itself in preaching & teaching.
The gift of shepherding is manifested in persons who look out for the spiritual welfare of others. Although pastors, like shepherds, do care for members of the church, this gift is not limited to a pastor or staff member.
Teaching is instructing members in the truths and doctrines of God's Word for the purposes of building up, unifying, and maturing the body.
Wisdom & Discernment
Discernment/wisdom aids the body by recognizing the truth intentions of those within or related to the body. It tests the message and actions of others for the protection and well-being of the body.