What Are Spiritual Gifts

Do you know that every believer in Jesus Christ has been given a spiritual gift(s) by the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered which spiritual gift(s) you have been given? Below is a description of spiritual gifts that you may be uniquely gifted with to benefit the body of Christ and bring glory to God. We encourage you to review them and take the Spiritual Gifts Survey that is available on the website. And we encourage you to jump in and explore using your spiritual gift(s). We would love to help you in any way we can. Contact us at gifts@slcc.faith.

 ‘A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. It is the Holy Spirit who gives all these gifts.’ (I Corinthians 12:7,11)  

**Information taken from the book ‘Your Gifts’ by Dr Larry Gilbert



Evangelism

If you are an Evangelist, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by communication with people who are beyond your natural sphere of influence and leading them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ

Ways to Serve:

  •       Outreach & visitation programs
  •       Special Evangelistic efforts (ex: Lebanon Fair ministry)
  •       Mission trips

 


Prophecy

If you are a Prophet, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by boldly and fearlessly proclaiming God’s truth. You are the person with discernment and have the goal of making people aware of sin in their lives so they will repent.

Ways to Serve: 

  •       Counseling
  •       Prison Ministry
  •       Accountability partner

 


Teaching

If you are a teacher, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by making clear the truth of God’s Word with accuracy and simplicity.  You are the scholar clarifying and explaining the doctrine and teachings in the Bible.

Ways to Serve:

  •       Teacher of teachers
  •       Writer and developer of curriculum
  •      Bible college or seminary teacher

 


Exhortation

If you are an Exhorter, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by motivating others to action by urging them to pursue a course of conduct. You are the “how to” teacher, explaining how to apply God’s Word to everyday life. 

Ways to Serve:

  •       Counseling
  •       Teacher of premarital classes or other special interest topics
  •       Encourager to those who are discouraged

 


Shepherding

If you are a Shepherd, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by overseeing, training, and caring for the needs of a group of Christians. You are the shepherd who leads and feeds: the coach of the team.

Ways to Serve: 

  •       Sunday School teacher
  •       Special ministry leader (youth, children, seniors, etc)
  •       Small group leader


 

Serving

If you are a Server, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by rendering practical help in both physical and spiritual matters. You are the person who meets the practical needs of fellow Christians and the church. 

Ways to Serve:

  •       Maintenance & grounds
  •       Audio or video technician
  •       Greeter or usher


 

Mercy-Showing

If you are a Mercy-Shower, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by identifying with and comforting those who are in distress. You are the person who understands and comforts fellow Christians. 

Ways to Serve:

  •       Hospital, nursing home, shut-in worker
  •       Usher, greeter, welcome center worker
  •       Member of new attendee team, visiting & calling

 

Giving

If you are a Giver, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by giving of our material resources, far beyond the tithe, to further the work of God. You are the person who meets the financial needs of fellow Christians and church members.

Ways to Serve:

  •       Anywhere large or small amounts of money are needed to support the Body of Christ
  •       As a member of the finance or budget committee
  •       To meet needs of individual Christians and non-Christians apart from programs 

 


Administration

If you are an Administrator, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by organizing, administering, promoting, and leading the various affairs of the church. You are the person who leads the church and its ministries.  

Ways to Serve:

  •       As the leader of a project, ministry, or program
  •       As a leader of men’s or women’s fellowship
  •       As a director of VBS or camp director