The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
God has given each of us Spiritual Gifts. The gifts, skills, or abilities that come easiest to us are usually our Spiritual Gifts. When we use these gifts we are filled up, rather than feeling drained. What are your Spiritual Gifts and how could you use those gifts at Peace Lutheran, in the community, and in your daily life? You are invited to Discover Your Spiritual Gifts through a Spiritual Gifts Assessment and then spend time in reflection and discernment on your gifts, and how God is calling you to use your gifts. The following link will redirect you to the ELCA website Spiritual Gifts Assessment. Afterwards, you are invited back to this page to learn more. You are encouraged to share your top 4-6 gifts with the ministry staff at Peace Lutheran.
With which gifts have you truly been blessed?
Discovering the answer to that question requires the following: Prayer (seek the guidance of theHoly Spirit), Study (become familiar with the gifts through scripture, definitions, and how they can be used), Self-Examination (explore how you feel about each gift), Seek Input (from close friends or family), and Listen for Affirmation (as you use your gifts, listen for affirmation from others).
Once you have taken the Assessment and have your results, click on the link below to discern how God might be calling you to use your gifts at Peace Lutheran, in our community, and in your daily life.
If you would like to have further conversations about your Spiritual Gifts and their use, please contact Deacon Laura Carson, who is trained in Spiritual Gift Ministry.