SPIRITUAL GIFTS

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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