How to Use Your Spiritual Gifts

God calls us to use our Spiritual Gifts in a way that our greatest gifts meets the world’s greatest needs.  The ELCA Spiritual Gifts Assessment includes 20 gifts, however it takes time to discern how these gifts can be translated into opportunities for service.  This discernment happens together in community through conversation, prayer, study and worship.  God is calling us to join our gifts to the Body of Christ at work in the world.  You have gifts to share with the church,
NOTE:  If you have not taken the Assessment, please find the link and more information HERE.
What are your top  4–5  gifts?  
Compare those with the list below and look at a few ministry opportunities that use those gifts.  If you would like to be involved in a particular area of ministry, please contact the church to learn more and get involved.
Spiritual Gifts

Administration – Mission Team Member (every ministry area has a Mission Team), Vacation Bible School Leadership, or Border Servant Corps

Artistry – Making Banners, Art Work, or Vacation Bible School Decorating Team

Discernment – Congregational Council, Long Range Planning Team, or Volunteer Coordinator

Evangelism – Public Witness Mission Team, Welcoming New Members, and Community Event Volunteer

Exhortation – Pastoral Care Team or Small Group Leader

Faith – Congregational Council, Youth Group Volunteer, or Sunday School Teacher

Giving – Expanding Vision Mission Team, Volunteer Coordinator, or Stewardship Team

Hospitality – Greeter or Usher, Healthy Connections Mission Team, Welcoming New Members, or Coffee Hour Host

Intersession – Prayer Chain, Sunday Worship Prayer Station, Assisting Minister, or Centering Prayer

Knowledge – Nominating Committee, Faith Formation Mission Team, or BSC Board Member

Leadership – Mission Team Chair, Council Executive Committee, or BSC Board

Mercy – Transportation to Worship, Public Witness Mission Team, or Pastoral Care Team

Music-Vocal – Choir, Special Vocal Ensembles

Music-Instrumental – Special Music in Worship or Piano Small Group

Pastoral (Shepherding) – Visitation, Pastoral Care Team, Youth Group Volunteer, or Card Ministry

Service – Buildings and Grounds Upkeep, Library Team, Reader in Worship, Communion Assistant, or Technology Aide (data entry, website, social media, or e-newsletters)

Skilled Craft – Electrical/Plumbing/Landscaping, Maintenance, or Website Assistance

Teaching – Adult Study Leader, Vacation Bible School Site Leader, Confirmation or Youth Assistant, or Children’s Sunday School Teacher

Wisdom – Nominating Committee or Long Range Planning Team

Writing – Newsletter Articles / Editor, Grant Writing, or Peace Lutheran E-Letter