For this reason I remind you to fan into flame
the gift of God which is in you...
~ 2 Timothy 1: 6
The Bible tells us spiritual gifts are given to every believer by God for the common good in doing the work of His Kingdom. They are distributed according to His will, not by some effort on our part. In the Body of Christ, we each have something to contribute.
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A partial list of spiritual gifts used often in ministry:
Administration—Organizing and managing people, resources and time for effective ministry.
Apostleship—Starting up new ministries and/or new churches.
Discernment—Recognizing what is of God (truth) and what is not of God (error, false teaching).
Encouragement—Listening to and comforting others, challenging them to develop their potential.
Evangelism—Effectively communicating the Gospel to unbelievers in a way that causes them to respond in faith.
Faith—Trusting God and acting on His promises, regardless of the circumstances.
Giving—Giving generously and with joy beyond the 10% tithe to further God’s kingdom work.
Helps—Recognizing unmet needs and taking the initiative to provide practical assistance quickly and cheerfully.
Hospitality—Making everyone, especially newcomers, feel warmly welcomed, comfortable and accepted.
Intercession—Praying regularly for extended periods of time, seeing frequent and specific answers to prayers.
Knowledge—Understanding and using Holy Spirit-given insight for the advancement of God’s purposes.
Leadership—Clarifying and communicating the vision of a ministry in a way that attracts others to get involved.
Mercy—Manifesting practical, compassionate love and comfort to people who are suffering.
Preaching—Effectively communicating God’s Word in an inspired way that convinces, challenges, and comforts listeners.
Prophecy—Speaking forth the mind and counsel of God, particularly regarding needed change.
Shepherding—Guiding and nurturing Christians in their spiritual growth.
Teaching—Clearly explaining scripture in a way that causes people to learn and apply it, bringing them to spiritual maturity.
Wisdom—Understanding and applying Biblical and spiritual knowledge to complex and difficult situations.