What Is a Spiritual Gift?

A spiritual gift is an ability God gives to enable us to serve other people. Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 describe the gifts given by the Holy SpiritEphesians 4:12-13 explains we serve others with our gift, “so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”  Spiritual gifts are given by God to unify, teach us about Jesus, and help us mature together.

What Is My Spiritual Gift?

There are a variety of spiritual gifts, but each is important.  Because spiritual gifts are given to build up the people of God, the best place to discover your gift is in the local church.  Here you will find many opportunities to serve.  Among other Christ followers, you can use your gift to help others grow spiritually and together create an environment that points people to Jesus.  Ask yourself:  What am I passionate about?  What moves my heart?  What do I enjoy doing?

How To Use Your Spiritual Gift

1 Corinthians 15:58 reminds us that nothing we do for Jesus is in vain.  God will always use our time serving His people to affect lives and teach us.  The body of Christ needs your spiritual gift.  Find a place to use your spiritual gift and see how God uses what you have to do amazing things.                                         

Discovering My Ministry – 301

Discovering My Ministry – 301 – describes how you determine your spiritual gift(s).  This class begins August 1st, 10:30 a.m., Room 11.  Sign up via response insert in bulletin or call me at 760-583-8917.

Help Your Child Discover Their Spiritual Gifts 

Free booklets are available on the tables outside of Rooms 3 & 12B.  Your Gifts for Children by Dr. Larry Gilbert, with Church Growth Institute.

Is Your Spiritual Gift “Teaching”?

I could sure use YOU on our Children’s Ministry Teaching Team.  Please contact me.  The need is great, but rewarding!

Andrea Openshaw, Director of Discipleship