Our Leadership Team has suggested that we all survey our Spiritual Gifts to more fully become aware of how God has gifted each one of us toward building His Kingdom. This is the site we have chosen to help us identify our individual gifts so we may properly steward them: Spiritual Gifts Test.
More about what they are and how they can be discovered, discerned and stewarded...
The United Church of Christ: Throughout our whole lives we have the opportunity to discover our gifts of ministry. As we listen attentively to God’s call and affirmation, identify our own passions, gifts, and skills, and participate in community where gifts are celebrated and shared, our gifts shape the unique ministry we have as we serve God and God’s people. The process of discovery may involve prayer, community, scripture, nature, solitude, silence, and openness to the gentle nudging of the Spirit. We may be surprised by the Spirit, as well, and discover new and unexpected gifts along our journey.
Discovery takes place all around us and in all types of ways. The discovery of a new song that stirs our hearts, the discovery of a new restaurant that has wonderful food, the discovery of a new author who can make the words on a page come alive in our imagination. The discovery of our gifts of ministry takes place all around us and in many different ways. Pause for a moment and consider how you discovered your own gifts of ministry in the past. Ezekiel 2:1–5; 1 Corinthians 1:1–9
The Evangelical Covenant Church: We help people discover, develop and deploy their spiritual gifts. “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.” – Romans 12:1-8