Spiritual Gifts

What are Spiritual Gifts?

A spiritual gift is a God-given ability that allows a Christian to work through their lives to help the church advance the gospel. Every one person has natural talents and abilities, however, spiritual gifts are given only to Christians. Each Christian has different gifts and wiring so that the Church needs all Christians to use their gifts in order for the Church to work effectively towards its mission (see 1 Corinthians 12-14).

Spiritual Gift Definitions

Craftsmanship

The gift of craftsmanship is the divine strength or ability to plan, build, and work with your hands in construction environments to accomplish multiple ministry applications.
Exodus 31:3-11
2 Chronicles 34:9-13

Creative Communication

The Spirit-given ability to communicate God’s truth through visual, written, or performing arts.
2 Samuel 6:14-15
Psalm 150:3-5

Discernment

The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood, to distinguish between right and wrong motives and the spiritual forces at work in situations.
Matthew 16:21-23
Acts 5:1-11
Acts 16:16-18
1 Corinthians 12:10
1 John 4:1-6

Encouragement

The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to strengthen, comfort or urge others to action through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth.
Acts 14:22
Romans 12:8
Hebrews 10:24-25

Evangelism

All Christians are called to evangelize and reach out to the lost, but some are given an extra measure of faith and effectiveness in this area.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 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8
Ephesians 4:11-14

Faith

The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life.
Acts 11:22-24
1 Corinthians 12:9
Hebrews 11

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

Helps

The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to work in a supportive role for the accomplishment of tasks in Christian ministry with the ability to often see the need before others do.
Mark 15:40-41
Acts 9:36
Romans 16:1-2
1 Corinthians 12:28

Hospitality

The gift of hospitality is the divine strength or ability to create warm, welcoming environments for others in places such as your home, office, or church.
Acts 16:14-15
Romans 12:13, 16:23
Hebrews 13:1-2
1 Peter 4:9

Intercession

The gift of intercession is the divine strength or ability to stand in the gap in prayer for someone, something, or someplace, believing for profound results.
Hebrews 7:25
Colossians 1:9-12, 4:12-13
James 5:14-16

Interpretation

The gift of being able to interpret the meaning of those speaking in tongues (see gift of tongues).
1 Corinthians 12:10, 12:30, 14:1-28

Knowledge

The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to bring truth to a situation by supernatural revelation. This is often accompanied by a word from God.
Acts 5:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:8
Colossians 2:2-3

Leadership

This gift may express itself in task-based, people-based or a combination of both.  Task-based leadership is also called administration. The gift of leadership is the ability to direct, organize or mobilize people in order to provide order and growth in the church.
1 Corinthians 12:28
Titus 1:4-5
Romans 12:8
1 Thessalonians 5:12
1 Timothy 3:4-5, 3:12, 5:17

Mercy

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

Prophecy

The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to communicate God’s truth and heart in a way that calls people to a right relationship with God.
Acts 2:37-40, 7:51-53, 26:24-29
1 Corinthians 14:1-4
1 Thessalonians 1:5

Shepherding

The gift of shepherding (or pastoring) 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

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

Tongues

The gift of tongues is the divine strength or ability to pray in a heavenly language to encourage your spirit and to commune with God.  There is also the gift of being able to speak miraculously in a non-native language.
Acts 2:1-13
1 Corinthians 12:10, 14:1-14

Wisdom

The gift of wisdom is the divine strength or ability to understand and to bring clarity to situations and circumstances often through applying the truths of Scripture in a practical way.
Acts 6:3-10
1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 12:8

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Kids

Newborns through 4th grade meet downstairs. Route 56 for 5th & 6th graders meet in room 205. S.U.N. St. Kids, for those with special needs, meets in room 113 during our 11:30AM service.
Check-in at the lobby kiosk.

Thursdays – 7 PM
Sundays — 8:30 AM (no Route 56)
                   10 AM
                   11:30 AM

Junior High

Crossroads Student Ministries welcomes Junior High students from 7th and 8th grade in room 208.

Thursdays – 7 PM
Sundays — 10 & 11:30 AM

High School

High School youth meet in room 208.

Sundays — 5:30 PM

Adults

Meet in the main auditorium
Everyone is welcome

Thursdays – 7 PM
Sundays — 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM

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