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“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” –
1 Peter 4:10

Every believer in Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior, forgiver and leader of their lives, is given a spiritual gift for the purpose of impacting the world. God says to His people, “I will give you gifts by My Spirit to serve others.”

To learn more about spiritual gifts, click here to hear a message called “We’ve Got Gifts”.

Below is a brief description of Spiritual Gifts based on Scripture

The Evangelist: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by leading people who are beyond their own natural sphere of influence to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The aggressive soul winner who seeks the lost.

The Prophet: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by proclaiming God’s truth.
The bold believer who points out sin and calls for righteousness.

The Teacher: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by making clear the truth of God’s Word with accuracy and simplicity.
The scholar making clear the doctrines and teachings of the Bible.

The Exhorter: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by motivating others to action by urging them to pursue a course of conduct.
The “how-to” teacher giving the application of God’s Word.

The Pastor/Shepherd: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by overseeing, training and caring for the needs of a group of Christians.
The shepherd who leads feeds and cares for the group.

The Mercy-Shower: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by identifying with and comforting those who are in distress.
The person who understands and comforts fellow Christians.

The Server: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by rendering practical help in both physical and spiritual matters.
The person who enjoys meeting the practical needs of fellow Christians and the church.

The Giver: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by giving of his/her material resources, far beyond the tithe, to further the work of God.
The person who feels called to help meet the financial needs of the church ministries.

The Administrator: The Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by leading, organizing, administering, and promoting various church teams and ministries.
The person who leads the church and its ministries.

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