Biblical Spiritual Gifts Summary
Connections: Implementing Spiritual Gifts in the Church
By: Bruce Bugbee, Don Cousins and Bill Hybels
|Administration - The gift of Administration is the divine enablement to understand what makes an organization function, and the special ability to plan and execute procedures that accomplish the goals of the ministry.
Apostleship - The gift of apostleship is the divine ability to start and oversee the development of new churches or ministries.
Crafting / Craftsmanship - The gift of Crafting is the divine enablement to creatively design and/or construct items to be used for ministry.
Creative Communication - The gift of Creative Communication is the divine enablement to communicate God's truth through a variety of art forms.
Discernment - The gift of Discernment is the divine enablement to distinguish between truth and error. It is able to discern the spirits, differentiating between good and evil, right and wrong.
Encouragement - The gift of Encouragement is the divine enablement to present truth so as to strengthen, comfort, or help to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith.
Evangelism - The gift of Evangelism is the divine enablement to effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship.
Faith - The gift of Faith is the divine enablement to act on God's promises with confidence and unwavering belief in God's ability to fulfill Divine purposes.
Giving - The gift of Giving is the divine enablement to contribute money and resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality. People with this gift do not ask "how much money do I need to give to God?" but, "how much money do I need to live on?"
Healing - The gift of Healing is the divine enablement to be God's means for restoring people to wholeness. The gift of Healing is actually the plural, "healings", which indicates that different kinds of healings are possible with this gift including emotional, relational, spiritual, physical, etc.
Helps - The gift of Helps is the divine enablement to accomplish practical and necessary tasks which free-up, support, and meet the needs of others.
Hospitality - The gift of Hospitality is the divine enablement to care for people by providing fellowship, food, and shelter.
Intercession - The gift of Intercession is the divine enablement to consistently pray on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results.
Interpretation - The gift of Interpretation is the divine enablement to make known to a group of believers the meaning of the message of another person speaking in a foreign language.
Knowledge - The gift of Knowledge is the divine enablement to bring truth to the body through biblical insight.
Leadership - The gift of Leadership is the divine enablement to create vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God.
Mercy - The gift of Mercy is the divine enablement to cheerfully and practically help those who are suffering or are in need (i.e. compassion moved to action).
Miracles - The gift of Miracles is the divine enablement to authenticate the ministry and message of God through unusual interventions which glorify the Lord.
Prophecy - The gift of Prophecy is the divine enablement to reveal truth and proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, repentance, or edification. There may be immediate or future implications.
Shepherding - The gift of Shepherding is the divine enablement to nurture, care for, and guide people toward on-going spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ.
Teaching - The gift of Teaching is the divine enablement to understand, clearly explain, and apply the word of God, causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of listeners.
Tongues - The gift of Tongues is the divine enablement to have the sudden ability to speak a known foreign language one has never learned. It was a gift given to facilitate the spread of the gospel in various languages.
Wisdom - The gift of Wisdom is the divine enablement to apply spiritual truth effectively to meet a need in a specific situation.