When God Gives You a Gift
God has uniquely made us, so how can we live our lives to our fullest potential? One way is to discover, understand, and use the Spiritual Gifts that God has given us to meet the needs and purposes of God’s church.
Spiritual Gifts are given to us by God. We don’t choose our gifts or earn them. By using our God-given Spiritual Gifts, we help God fulfill His purpose here on earth.
The Spiritual Gifts
AdministrationThe gift of Administration is the God-given ability to understand what makes an organization function and the special ability to plan and execute procedures that accomplish the goals of the group or organization.
DiscermentThe gift of Discernment is the God-given ability to distinguish between truth and error. It is being able to discern the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and deception.
EncouragementThe gift of Encouragement is the God-given ability to present words of comfort, consolation, and encouragement so as to strengthen or urge to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith.
EvangelismThe gift of Evangelism is the God-given ability to effectively communicate the Gospel to nonbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship.
FaithThe gift of Faith is the God-given ability to act on God’s promises with confidence and unwavering belief in God’s ability to fulfill his purposes.
GivingThe gift of Giving is the God-given ability to contribute money and resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and generosity.
HelpsThe gift of Helps is the God-given ability to accomplish practical and necessary behind-the-scenes tasks, which frees up, supports, and meets the needs of others.
HospitalityThe gift of Hospitality is the God-given ability to care for people by providing friendly reception, food, and lodging.
IntercessionThe gift of Intercession is the God-given ability to consistently pray on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results.
KnowledgeThe gift of Knowledge is the God-given ability to learn, analyze, and uncover insights from the Bible that are pertinent to the growth and well-being of the church.
LeadershipThe gift of Leadership is the God-given ability to cast vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God.
MercyThe gift of Mercy is the God-given ability to feel deeply for those in physical, spiritual, or emotional need and then demonstrate actions to meet those needs.
ProphecyThe gift of Prophecy is the God-given ability to reveal God’s truth and proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, repentance, or edification.
SheperdingThe gift of Shepherding is the God-given ability to assume long-term personal responsibility for the spiritual welfare of an individual or small group of Christ-followers by nurturing and guiding them toward ongoing spiritual maturity.
TeachingThe gift of Teaching is the God-given ability to understand, clearly explain, and apply the Word of God in such a way that it is clearly understood by others.
WisdomThe gift of Wisdom is the God-given ability to apply spiritual truth effectively to meet a need in a specific situation.
Living Out Your Spiritual Gifts
Complete the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment to learn your unique Spiritual Gifts and then get connected with the church or in our community to use your special gifts.
After completing the survey, please share your results with us by email at [email protected]. That way, we can notify you when we have opportunities that match one of your Spiritual Gifts. Be sure to read The Vista newsletter for opportunities too.
Pray | After being introduced to your Spiritual Gifts, be sure to pray and ask God how He wants you to use the gifts that He gave you.
Practice using your Spiritual Gifts. Following are serving opportunities this fall where you can become involved in the church and in the community. To learn more, please email [email protected] with your interest.
Congregational Care | Helps / Hospitality / Mercy / Intercession / Encouragement
Send cards and/or make phone calls to the congregation following surgery, an illness, or a difficult time.
Media and Sound Technician | Helps / Administration / Leadership
Provide media (A/V) support for Sunday worship.
Children’s Church Assistant | Helps / Shepherding / Leadership
Assist Children’s Director Lisa Dominy as she leads Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Sundays.
Children’s Family Experience Assistant | Administration / Helps / Shepherding
Help Children’s Director Lisa Dominy prepare and set up before 10 a.m. on Sundays and then assist in various ways during the family gathering.
Nursery Volunteer | Mercy / Shepherding / Helps
Help nurture the littlest members of our church family on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights.
Usher | Hospitality / Helps
Greet the congregation, count worship attendees, and assist with seating.
Greeter | Hospitality / Helps
Welcome members and guests on Sunday mornings or during special events as they enter the front doors. Answer questions and guide visitors and guests.
Youth Connect Volunteer | Leadership / Shepherding / Teaching / Encouragement
Serve as an adult leader for youth activities and events on Sunday afternoons.
Vocalist/Instrumentalist | Encouragement / Leadership / Helps
Share the gift of song or an instrument during any worship service.
Christian Community Action Food Pantry Volunteer | Helps / Mercy
Help sack groceries at the CCA Food Pantry.
Loaves and Fishes Ministry | Helps / Mercy
Pick up items from local grocery stores and transport them to the CCA Food Pantry.