Brief Descriptions


Administration: To understand what make an organization function, and the ability to plan and execute procedures to reach goals.


Apostleship: To start and oversee the development of new churches or ministries.


Crafting/Craftsmanship: To creatively design and/or construct items to be used for ministry.


Creative Communication: To communicate God’s truth through a variety of art forms.


Discernment: To distinguish between truth and error. It is able to discern the spirits, differentiating between good and evil, right and wrong.


Encouragement: To present truth so as to strengthen, comfort, or help to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith.


Evangelism: To effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move towards discipleship.


Faith: To act on God’s promises with confidence and unwavering belief in God’s ability to fulfill Divine purposes.


Giving: Contribute money and resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality.


Healing: This word is actually plural, “healings”, which indicates that different kinds of healings are possible with this gift (ie. emotional, relational, spiritual, physical).


Helps: To accomplish practical and necessary tasks which free-up, support, and meet the needs of others.


Hospitality: To care for people by providing fellowship, food, and shelter.


Intercession: To consistently pray on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results.


Interpretation: To make known to a group of believers the meaning of the message of another person speaking in a foreign language.


Knowledge: To bring truth to the body through Biblical insight.


Leadership: To create vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God.


Mercy: Cheerfully and practically help those who are suffering or are in need.


Miracles: To authenticate the ministry and message of God through unusual interventions which glorify God.


Prophecy: To reveal truth and proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, repentance, or edification.


Shepherding: To nurture, care for, and guide people toward on-going spiritual maturity and becoming Christ like.


Teaching: To understand, clearly explain, and apply the Word of God, causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of others.


Tongues: To have the sudden ability to speak a known foreign language one has never learned.


Wisdom: To apply spiritual truth effectively to meet a need in a specific situation.


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