Spiritual Gifts
Below is a list of spiritual gifts.  Spiritual gifts are not the same as talents, but are spiritual strengths God gives for being a part of His work in the world.  The list below is by no means exhaustive.  There are many different attributes identified as spiritual gifts in the Bible, and even those are not complete listings of the ways God gifts people to do His work.  This list below is simply meant to be a tool to help you better understand the gifts God is expressing in you.  Throughout your life, as you grow, change, and experience different things, your spiritual gifts may change.  We hope that this list provides a glimpse into the part God has for you in His body now.  To learn more about spiritual gifts you can look at 1 Corinthians 12:27-31; Romans 12:3-8; and Ephesians 4:11-16.
A.  Faith–The gift to trust God for what can’t be seen and, pressing forward, to act upon the promises of God. (Romans 4:18-21; Hebrew Chapter 11)
B.  Service/Helps–The gift to identify and take the initiative to meet the practical needs of others, freeing them to fulfill their own calling or to attend to personal needs, or urgent matters. (Acts 6:1-7)
C.  Hospitality–The gift of helping others feel welcome, accepted, relaxed, and comfortable.  (1 Peter 4:9-10)
D.  Teaching–The gift to proclaim and clearly explain God’s Word in a manner, that transforms the lives of others. (1 Corinthians 12:28; Acts 20:20-21; Romans 12:6-8; Titus 3:1-2)
E.  Encouragement–The gift to provide encouragement, comfort, reassurance and support in ways, that foster healing and wholeness (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Romans 12:8)
F.  Mercy–The gift to detect the emotional pains of others.  To feel compassion, listen and provide loving-care.  (Luke 10:30-37; Romans 12:8; Matthew 20:29-34)
G.  Giving–The gift to cheerfully contribute material resources above and beyond a tithe to others and the church.  (2 Corinthians 8:1-7; Romans 12:8; Mark 12:41-44)
H.  Leadership–The gift to instill vision, to motivate and direct people to be faithful to their calling and responsibilities. (Romans 12:8; Hebrew 13:7, 17; 1 Timothy 3)
I.  Exhortation–The gift to stimulate faith and promote Christian Maturity in others. (Romans 12:8; Acts 11:23,24, 13:43, 14:22)
J.  Administration–the gift to design and effectively execute plans managing people, resources, and time in order to reach the long range goals and objectives of the ministry team or church.  (Titus 1:5; 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:28-30)
K.  Intercessory Prayer–The gift to pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis and frequently see direct results to those prayers (James 5:14-16, 1 Timothy 2:1-2; John 17; Colossians 1:9-12, 4:12-13; Acts 12:12; Luke 22:41-44)
FOR MEMBERS ONLY:  Now that you have familiarized yourselves with the 11 spiritual gifts, take the spiritual gifts inventory using the embedded link on the next subpage.