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Exploring your spiritual gifts

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The twenty gifts below are those listed within the Pauline epistles to Rome, Ephesus, and Corinth (Romans 12, Ephesians 4, 1 Corinthians 12–13), and recognized by the first-century church. While all of life is a gift from God, these twenty gifts are lifted up within Scripture as the gifts of the Spirit, given specifically for the upbuilding of the body of Christ.

Use our spiritual gifts assessment tool to learn about your gifts.



The gift of administration allows a person to organize people and resources for greater efficiency, effectiveness, and success. Read More


The gift of apostleship compels people to reach out to new and unfamiliar groups and individuals to invite them into relationship with God and community. Read More


The gift of compassion moves people to action on behalf of those in need. Read More


Discernment is a gift of deep intuition and insight. Read More


The gift of evangelism is the gift of faith-sharing and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to those we meet. Read More


The gift of exhortation is manifest in people who offer encouragement, wise counsel, unflagging support, and empowerment. Read More


The gift of faith is more than belief in Jesus Christ, but an abiding foundation of confidence that God works all things together for good, and that they people of God can rise above any obstacle. Read More


The gift of giving is the deep commitment to provide whatever resources are needed to support God’s will and plan. Read More


The gift of healing is not about transferring spiritual power to eliminate suffering and disease, but the ability to channel God’s grace and healing love to those who suffer physical, emotional, or spiritual pain. Read More


Helping is a gift of support and behind-the-scenes effort that make groups, families, and congregations more effective. Read More


Those who are gifted to interpret tongues help build bridges across cultural, generational, and language divides. Read More


The gift of knowledge allows people to automatically convert facts, data, and information into useful and important knowledge. Read More


The gift of leadership is a visionary, and forward looking gift that enables people to stay focused on where God might be leading us as individuals, congregations, and communities at any given time. Read More


Those gifted with miracles never doubt the power and presence of God in creation, and are able to help others see and believe in God’s power. Read More


The gift of prophecy is the ability to speak God’s word to others, or more appropriately to be open for God to speak God’s word through us. Read More


Servanthood is the gift of doing for others, sometimes to the exclusion of meeting personal needs. Read More


The gift of shepherding is the gift of mentoring and providing spiritual guidance to others to help them develop in the discipleship and faith formation. Read More


The gift of teaching allows people to transform data and information into life changing knowledge. Read More


The gift of tongues is a communication gift that allows people to speak foreign languages and convey concepts they never formally studied. Read More


The gift of wisdom allows people to understand deeper meaning and apply knowledge, beliefs, and experience to every day situations. Read More


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