June 16, 2009

Spiritual Gifts List

This is not an exhaustive list of the Spiritual Gifts but instead will serve as a place to start in order to get an idea of the gift(s) God has given each of us to further His kingdom.

____Administration: You have the gift of understanding clearly the immediate and long-range goals of a committee, working group, or the church as a whole. You are also able to create and carry out effective plans to accomplish these goals.

____Arts and Crafts: You have the gift of using your hands, imagination and mind in the area of construction, maintenance and upkeep for the benefit and beautification of the Kingdom of God.

____Building & Maintenance: You have the gift of using your hands, imagination, and mind in the areas of construction, maintenance, and upkeep for the benefit and beautification of the Kingdom of God.

____Proclaiming the Faith: You have the gift of sharing the Good News with others in such a way that these people want to become disciplined Christians.

____Exhortation: You have the gift of providing words of comfort, consolation, encouragement and counsel to others.

____Faith: You have the gift of seeing with certain and special confidence what work God wants a person, a committee, a working group or the church as a whole to undertake. You are also able to move forward with the belief that anything is possible through God.

____Giving: You have the gift of contributing your material resources to the work of the Lord with great joy, eagerness and generosity.

____Helps: You have the gift of doing those small, but important behind-the-scenes activities, which are essential to the success of the work of the church.

____Hospitality: You have the gift of providing a warm welcome to others with food, lodging, or personal attention.

____Intercession: You have the gift of having a disciplined prayer life, which sees frequent and specific answers to your prayers.

____Knowledge: You have been blessed with the gift of discovering, accumulating, analyzing, and clarifying information and ideas.

____Leadership: You have the gift of getting people to work together to accomplish worthwhile goals.

____Mercy: You have the gift of showing compassion for those who suffer distressing physical, psychological, or financial problems.

____Music-Vocal: You have the gift of using your voice in the singing of praises and joy to the Lord.

____Music-Instrumental: You have the gift of playing a musical instrument in praise of God.

____Serving: You have the gift of identifying the unmet needs of people and doing something to meet those needs.

____Shepherding: You have the gift of being responsible for the spiritual well-being of an individual or a small group of people.

____Teaching: You have the gift of helping children or adults grow spiritually.

____Wisdom: You have the gift of having insight into and understanding of life situations. You also know what to do about them and how to do it.

____Writing: You have the gift of putting your thoughts or feelings into words in such a way that people receive courage, guidance, knowledge, or inspiration.


*adapted from Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow by C. Peter Wagner


2 comments:

Morgan said...

ARTS AND CRAFTS!!! Yes, please. I'm totally changing my answer to arts and crafts. I always thought it was an obsession, but now I can just call it a spiritual gift!
Not that I'm making fun of the author... I probably would have called it "Creativity" though.
Morgan

Matt Lipan said...

Morgan: ha! look how gifted you are!! i think making fun of the author seems only appropriate and i think you're right, "Creativity" sounds much better and broader.