Moving Forward- Digging Deeper: April 29, 2021
Read Romans 12:6-8. This is a list of motivational gifts. How are these gifts being used in your church? What gifts do you believe that you have been given? Do you see a place in the church where you can use your gift? Ask God for understanding of your gift(s) and where He might want to use you.
ADMINISTRATION: The ability to help steer the church, or a ministry, toward the successful completion of God-given goals, with skills in planning, organization, and supervision.
EXHORTATION: Competence in offering encouragement, comfort, and support to help someone be all that God wants them to be.
GIVING: Those who have this gift are particularly willing and able to share what resources they have with pleasure, and without the need to see them returned.
HELPS: Someone with this gift is able to support or assist members of the body of Christ so that they may be free to minister to others.
HOSPITALITY: A natural ability to make people—even strangers—feel welcome in one’s own home or church as a means to disciple or serve them.
KNOWLEDGE: This is the gift of someone who actively pursues knowledge of the Bible. This person may also enjoy analyzing biblical data.
LEADERSHIP: This aptitude marks a person who is able to stand before a church, to direct the body with care and attention, and to motivate them toward achieving the church’s goals.
MERCY: This is the defining trait of a person with great sensitivity for those who are suffering. It manifests itself in offering compassion and encouragement, and in a love for giving practical help to someone in need.
SERVING: A talent for identifying tasks needed for the body of Christ and using available resources to get the job done.