GIFT DEFINITIONS

Gift Definitions and Scripture References

The following contains definitions of the Spiritual gifts. While not meant to be dogmatic or final, these definitions and supporting scriptures do correspond to characteristics of the gifts as expressed in the gifts test. 

The team list following the supporting scripture provides suggested teams with serving environments where the corresponding gifts can be most effective.

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
( Kids Check-in, Setup/Takedown, Production Team)

B. EVANGELISM

The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to becoming a born-again Christian.  Acts 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8; Ephesians 4:11-14
(Outreach, Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)

C. 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 

(Serve Team, Events, Greeters, Next Steps Team, City Light Kids, Hospitality Team, Kids Check-in, Parking Team, Nursery, Small Group Leadership, Ushers, Connection Center)

D. GIVING

The gift of giving is the divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give by tithes and offerings 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
(Legacy Team)

E. LEADERSHIP

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

F. MERCY - SHOWING

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

G. SHEPHERDING

The gift of pastor/shepherd is the divine strength or ability to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending life issues.  John 10:1-18; Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3
(Next Steps Team, City Light Kids, Small Group Leadership)

H. PROPHECY

The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to boldly speak and bring clarity to scriptural and doctrinal truth, in some cases foretelling God’s plan.  Acts 2:37-40, 7:51-53, 26:24-29; 1 Corinthians 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5
(Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)

I. SERVING

The gift of serving is the divine strength or ability to do small or great tasks in working for the overall good of the body of Christ.  Acts 6:1-7; Romans 12:7; Galatians 6:10; 1 Timothy 1:16-18; Titus 3:14

(Events, Preschool/Nursery, Setup/Takedown)

J. TEACHING

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

 

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