SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY

Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts

Now that you’ve identified your primary spiritual gifts, we want to help you use those gifts to live out God’s purpose for your life. On the following pages, you will find definitions of each spiritual gift and supporting Scriptures that will help you understand more about your gifts. We believe God has a place for every person in ministry, so you will also find a list of teams on the Deer Creek Serve Team that are a recommended fit for your spiritual gift.

 A. ADMINISTRATION The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks. Luke 14:28-30; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:28 (A-Team, Production)

B. APOSTLESHIP The gift of apostleship is the divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and ministries through planting, overseeing and training. Acts 15:22-35; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Galatians 2:7-10; Ephesians 4:11-14 (Small Group Leadership, Kingdom Builders)

C. CRAFTSMANSHIP The gift of craftsmanship is the divine strength or ability to plan, build and work with your hands in construction environments to accomplish multiple ministry applications. Exodus 30:22, 31:3-11; 2 Chronicles 34:9-13; Acts 18:2-3 (Facilities)

D. DISCERNMENT The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood and to distinguish between right and wrong motives and situations. Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 John 4:1-6 (Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)

E. EVANGELISM The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to becoming Christ followers. Acts 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8; Ephesians 4:11-14 (Local Outreach, Global Outreach, Small Group Leadership)

F. EXHORTATION The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to encourage others through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth. Acts 14:22; Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:24-25 (GO Kids, SHIFT Students, Small Group Leadership)

G. FAITH The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results. Acts 11:22-24; Romans 4:18-21; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11 (All Teams)

H. GIVING The gift of giving is the divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. Mark 12:41-44; Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7, 9:2-7 (Kingdom Builders)

I. HELPS The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to invest time and talents into the lives of other Christians in order to free them to be more effective in their ministries. Mark 15:40-41; Acts 9:36; Romans 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:28 (A-Team, Facilities, Information/Resource Team)

J. HOSPITALITY The gift of hospitality is the divine strength or ability to create warm, welcoming environments for others in places such as your home, office or church. Acts 16:14-15; Romans 12:13, 16:23; Hebrews 13:1-2; 1 Peter 4:9

K. INTERCESSION The gift of intercession is the divine strength or ability to pray for someone, something or someplace, believing for profound results. Hebrews 7:25; Colossians 1:9-12, 4:12-13; James 5:14-16 (Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)

L. KNOWLEDGE The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to understand and to bring clarity to situations and circumstances. Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:8; Colossians 2:2-3 (Local Outreach, Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership, Ushers)

M. LEADERSHIP The gift of leadership is the divine strength or ability to influence people on their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture or vision. Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 3:1-13, 5:17; Hebrews 13:17 (Small Group Leadership, All Teams)

N. MERCY The gift of mercy is the divine strength or ability to feel empathy and to care for those who are hurting. Matthew 9:35-36; Mark 9:41; Romans 12:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (Local or Global Outreach, Small Group Leadership)

O. MISSIONARY The missionary gift is the divine strength or ability to reach others outside of your culture and nationality, while in most cases living in that culture or nation. Acts 8:4, 13:2-3, 22:21; Ephesians 3:6-8, 1 Corinthians 9:19-22 (Local or Global Outreach, Small Group Leadership)

P. MUSIC/WORSHIP The gift of music/worship is the divine strength or ability to sing or play an instrument primarily for the purpose of helping others worship God. Deuteronomy 31:22; 1 Samuel 16:16; 1 Chronicles 16:41-42; 2 Chronicles 5:12-13, 34:12; Psalm 150 (SHIFT Students, Worship Team)

Q. PASTOR / SHEPHERD The gift of pastor/shepherd is the divine strength or ability to care for the personal needs of others and move them toward maturity in Christ. John 10:1-18; Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3 (GO Kids, SHIFT Students, Small Group Leadership)

R. PROPHECY The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to apply the Word of God to people’s situations in a way that is clear, direct and relevant. Acts 2:37-40, 7:51-53, 26:24-29; 1 Corinthians 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5 (Small Group Leadership)

S. SERVICE The gift of serving is the divine strength or ability to see and meet practical needs, especially in area and tasks related to God’s work. Acts 6:1-7, Romans 12:7, Galatians 6:10, 1 Timothy 1:16-18, Titus 3:14 (A-Team

T. TEACHING The gift of teaching is the divine strength or ability to study and learn from the Scriptures primarily to bring understanding and growth to other Christians. Acts 18:24-28, 20-21, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11-14 (Small Group Leadership)

U. WISDOM The gift of wisdom is the divine strength or ability to apply the truths of Scripture in a practical way, producing a fruitful outcome and the character of Jesus Christ. Acts 6:3,10; 1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 12:8 (Worship Team, Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)

 

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