DISCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
“Now about the the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed”
1 CORINTHIANS 12:1 (NIV)
HOW DO I RECEIVE YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS?
A. Accept Jesus as Lord of your life.
B. Acquire faith and truth in the area of spiritual gifts by asking God for it.
C. Apply yourself to learning about spiritual gifts, that’s why you’re here today!
D. Ask God to give you spiritual gifts.
“Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.” | MATTHEW 8:13 (NIV)
SPIRITUAL GIFTS ARE NOT
NATURAL APTITUDES, STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES
We all have natural abilities that we’ve learned from those around us regardless of Christian faith. Many times our natural abilities and strengths are redeemed by the Lord to become spiritual gifts.
We all have character traits, but our gifts should produce the nature of Jesus. A person should not say he has the “gift of peace” when we are all encouraged to develop that characteristic. Spiritual gifts offer opportunities for us to exemplify Jesus.
TITLES OR POSITIONS
Spiritual gifts often lead to titles or positions but a person may have the gift without the role or the role without the gift. Regardless, we should serve whenever we are given the opportunity. Working in the area of your gifting will allow you to “be” the person that God has called you to be rather than just “doing” good things.
Spiritual gifts are endowments given by God to His people for accomplishing His purpose on the earth. Spiritual gifts are given for the glory of God.
TAKE THE TEST
Take the spiritual tests gift to find out what your spiritual gifts are.
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Come back here to learn more about your spiritual gift.
GIFT DEFINITIONS AND SCRIPTURE
The following contains definitions of the Spiritual Gifts. While not meant to be dogmatic or final, these definitions and supporting scriptures do correspond to characteristics of the gifts as expressed in the Gifts Questionnaire.
The team list provides suggested teams with serving environments where the corresponding gifts can be most effective.
The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks. LUKE 14:28-30; ACTS 6:1-7; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28 (ALL TEAMS! PARTICULARLY; EVENTS, HOSTS, LOGISTICS, GROWTH TRACK, CREATIVE, RESOURCE AND IT)
The gift of apostleship is the divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and ministries through planting, overseeing, and training. In many ways an Apostle is a Father of fathers. ACTS 15:22-35; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:12; GALATIANS 2:7-10; EPHESIANS 4:11-14 (CONNECT GROUP HOST, CREATIVE, GROWTH TRACK AND CITYHOPE)
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 30:22, 31:3-11; 2 CHRONICLES 34:9-13; ACTS 18:2-3 (CREATIVE, CREW, HILLSONG KIDS, CITYHOPE, IT AND CONNECT GROUP HOST)
The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood and to distinguish between right and wrong motives and situations. MATTHEW 16:21-23; ACTS 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:10; 1 JOHN 4:1-6 (CONNECT GROUP HOST, CARE, CARE PROFESSIONALS, GROWTH TRACK, RELATIONSHIPS, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS)
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 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8; EPHESIANS 4:11-14 (YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, CONNECT GROUP HOST, CITYHOPE, CREW, KIDS AND TRANSLATIONS)
The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to encourage others through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth. ACTS 14:22; ROMANS 12:8; 1 TIMOTHY 4:13; HEBREWS 10:24-25 (ALL TEAMS!)
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; ROMANS 4:18-21; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:9; HEBREWS 11 (ALL TEAMS!)
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 (HILLSONG PARTNERS, CITYHOPE, HILLSONG KIDS AND GROWTH TRACK)
The gift of healing is the divine strength or ability to act as an intermediary in faith, prayer, and by the laying-on of hands for the healing of physical and mental illnesses. ACTS 3:1-10, 9:32-35, 28:7-10; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:9, 28 (CARE, CARE PROFESSIONALS, CITYHOPE, RELATIONSHIPS, HILLSONG KIDS)
The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to work in a supportive role for the accomplishment of tasks in Christian ministry. MARK 15:40-41; ACTS 9:36; ROMANS 16:1-2; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28 (ALL TEAMS!)
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 (CARE, CREATIVE, EVENTS, HOSTS, GROWTH TRACK, HILLSONG KIDS, PARENTS ROOM, RESOURCE, GROWTH TRACK)
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 (ALL TEAMS! PARTICULARLY; CARE, CONNECT GROUP HOST AND TRANSLATIONS)
The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to understand and to bring clarity to situations and circumstances often accompanied by a word from God. ACTS 5:1-11; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:8; COLOSSIANS 2:2-3 (CARE, CONNECT GROUP HOST, EVENTS, CARE PROFESSIONALS, GROWTH TRACK, HILLSONG KIDS AND RESOURCE)
The gift of leadership is the divine strength or ability to influence people at their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture, vision, or idea. ROMANS 12:8; 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-13, 5:17; HEBREWS 13:17 (ALL TEAMS!)
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 (CARE, CONNECT GROUP HOST, CARE PROFESSIONALS, HILLSONG KIDS, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, CITYHOPE, CREW, PARENTS ROOM AND RELATIONSHIPS)
The gift of miracles is the divine strength or ability to alter the natural outcomes of life in a supernatural way through prayer, hope, faith, and divine direction. ACTS 9:36-42, 19:11-12, 20:7-12;ROMANS 15:18-19; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:10, 28 (CARE, CARE PROFESSIONALS, CREATIVE, TRANSLATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS)
The gift of missions is the divine strength or ability to reach others outside of your culture and nationality, while in most cases living in that culture or nation. ACTS 8:4, 13:2-3, 22:21; ROMANS 10:15 (ALL TEAMS! PARTICULARLY; CARE, CONNECT GROUP HOST AND CITYHOPE)
R. MUSIC / WORSHIP
The gift of music/worship is the divine strength or ability to sing, dance, or play an instrument primarily for the purpose of helping others worship God. DEUTERONOMY 31:22; 1 SAMUEL 16:16; 1 CHRONICLES 16:41-42; 2 CHRONICLES 5:12-13, 34:12; PSALM 150 (HILLSONG KIDS, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, CREATIVE AND CONNECT GROUP HOST)
S. PASTOR / SHEPHERD
The gift of pastor/shepherd 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 (ALL TEAMS! PARTICULARLY; CARE, HILLSONG KIDS, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, CONNECT GROUP HOST, CITYHOPE, PARENTS ROOM AND RELATIONSHIPS)
The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to edify and encourage God’s people, calling out God-given dreams and destiny in others, boldly speaking and bringing clarity to scripture, and in some cases foretelling God’s plan. ACTS 2:37-40, 7:51-53, 26:24-29; 1 CORINTHIANS 14:1-4; 1 THESSALONIANS 1:5 (CONNECT GROUP HOST, HILLSONG KIDS, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS AND CARE)
The gift of serving is the divine strength or ability to do small or great tasks in working for the overall good of the body of Christ. ACTS 6:1-7; ROMANS 12:7; GALATIANS 6:10; 1 TIMOTHY 1:16-18; TITUS 3:14 (ALL TEAMS!)
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 (CONNECT GROUP HOST, GROWTH TRACK, HILLSONG KIDS, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, RESOURCE AND RELATIONSHIPS)
The gift of tongues is the divine strength or ability to pray in a heavenly language to encourage your spirit and to communicate with God. ACTS 2:1-13; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:10, 14:1-14 (ALL TEAMS!)
The gift of wisdom is the divine strength or ability to apply the truths of Scripture in a practical way, producing the fruitful outcome and character of Jesus Christ. ACTS 6:3,10; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:6-13, 12:8 (CARE, CONNECT GROUP HOST, GROWTH TRACK, CARE PROFESSIONALS, CITYHOPE AND RELATIONSHIPS)