GIFT DEFINITIONS AND SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

The following contains definitions of the Spiritual gifts. While not meant to be dogmatic or final, these definitions and supporting scriptures do correspond to characteristics of the gifts as expressed in the Gifts Questionnaire. 

 

The team list following the supporting scripture provides suggested teams with serving environments where the corresponding gifts can be most effective.

A. ADMINISTRATION

The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks.  Luke 14:28-30; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:28
(A-Team, Communion Team, Kids Check-in, Setup/Takedown, Technical Production, Worship Guide Team)

B. APOSTLESHIP

The gift of apostleship is the divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and min­istries through planting, overseeing, and training.  Acts 15:22-35; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 2 Corinthians 12:12;
Galatians 2:7-10; Ephesians 4:11-14
(Growth Track Team, Connect Group Leadership)

 

C. CRAFTSMANSHIP

The gift of craftsmanship is the divine strength or ability to plan, build, and work with your hands in construction environments to accomplish multiple ministry applications.

Exodus 30:22, 31:3-11; 2 Chronicles 34:9-13; Acts 18:2-3
(Facilities, Eternity Kids, Eternity Students, Setup/Takedown, Technical Production)

 

D. DISCERNMENT

The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood and to distinguish between right and wrong motives and situations.

Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 John 4:1-6
(Growth Track Team,Kids Check-in, Prayer Team)

 

E. EVANGELISM

The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to becoming a born-again Christian.  Acts 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8; Ephesians 4:11-14
(Dream Center/Outreach, Eternity Students, Prayer Team, Prison Ministry, Connect Group Leadership)

 

F. EXHORTATION

The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to encourage others through the writ­ten or spoken word and Biblical truth.  Acts 14:22; Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:24-25

(Dream Center/Outreach, Dream Team Serve, Events, Greeters, Growth Track Team,

Eternity  Kids, Eternity  Students, Hospitality Team, Kids Check-in, Parking Team,

Preschool/Nursery, Prison Ministry, Connect Group Leadership, Ushers, Info Center/Resources)

 

G. FAITH

The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life.  Acts 11:22-24; Romans 4:18-21; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11


H. GIVING

The gift of giving is the divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give by tithes and offerings for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth.  Mark 12:41-44; Romans 12:8;
2 Corinthians 8:1-7, 9:2-7
(Legacy Team)

 

I. HEALING

The gift of healing is the divine strength or ability to act as an intermediary in faith, prayer, and by the laying-on of hands for the healing of physical and mental illnesses.  Acts 3:1-10, 9:32-35, 28:7-10;
1 Corinthians 12:9, 28

(First Responders, Prayer Team)

 

J. HELPS

The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to work in a supportive role for the accomplishment of tasks in Christian ministry.  Mark 15:40-41; Acts 9:36; Romans 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:28
(A-Team, Communion Team, Dream Team Serve, Events, Facilities, First Responders,
Worship Guide Team, Info Center/Resources)

 

K. HOSPITALITY

The gift of hospitality is the divine strength or ability to create warm, welcoming environ­ments for others in places such as your home, office, or church.  Acts 16:14-15; Romans 12:13, 16:23; Hebrews 13:1-2; 1 Peter 4:9
(Dream Team Serve, Events, Greeters, Growth Track Team, Eternity Students, Hospitality Team, Kids Check-in, Parking Team, Ushers, Info Center/Resources)

 

L. INTERCESSION

The gift of intercession is the divine strength or ability to stand in the gap in prayer for someone, something, or someplace, believing for profound results.  Hebrews 7:25; Colossians 1:9-12, 4:12-13; James 5:14-16
(Prayer Team, Connect Group Leadership)

 

M. KNOWLEDGE

The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to understand and to bring clarity to situations and circumstances often accompanied by a word from God.  Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:8; Colossians 2:2-3
(Dream Center/Outreach, First Responders, Online, Prayer Team)

 

N. LEADERSHIP

The gift of leadership is the divine strength or ability to influence people at their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture, vision, or idea.  Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 3:1-13, 5:17;
Hebrews 13:17


(All Teams)

O. MERCY

The gift of mercy is the divine strength or ability to feel empathy and to care for those who are hurting in any way.  Matthew 9:35-36; Mark 9:41; Romans 12:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:14
(Dream Center/Outreach, First Responders, Connect Group Leadership)

 

P. MIRACLES

The gift of miracles is the divine strength or ability to alter the natural outcomes of life in a supernatural way through prayer, faith, and divine direction. Acts 9:36-42, 19:11-12, 20:7-12;
Romans 15:18-19; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28
(Dream Center/Outreach, First Responders, Prayer Team)

 

Q. MISSIONARY

The gift of missions is the divine strength or ability to reach others outside of your culture and nationality, while in most cases living in that culture or nation.  Acts 8:4, 13:2-3, 22:21; Romans 10:15
(Dream Center/Outreach, Connect Group Leadership)

 

R. MUSIC / WORSHIP

The gift of music/worship is the divine strength or ability to sing, dance, or play an instru­ment primarily for the purpose of helping others worship God.  Deuteronomy 31:22; 1 Samuel 16:16;
1 Chronicles 16:41-42; 2 Chronicles 5:12-13, 34:12; Psalm 150
(Eternity Kids, Eternity Students, Eternity  Worship, Preschool/Nursery, Connect Group Leadership)

 

S. PASTOR / SHEPHERD

The gift of pastor/shepherd is the divine strength or ability to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending life issues.  John 10:1-18; Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3
(Growth Track Team, Eternity Kids, Eternity Students, Online, Connect Group Leadership)

 

T. PROPHECY

The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to boldly speak and bring clarity to scriptural and doctrinal truth, in some cases foretelling God’s plan.  Acts 2:37-40, 7:51-53, 26:24-29;
1 Corinthians 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5
(Prayer Team, Connect Group Leadership)

 

U. SERVICE

The gift of serving is the divine strength or ability to do Connect or great tasks in working for the overall good of the body of Christ.  Acts 6:1-7; Romans 12:7; Galatians 6:10; 1 Timothy 1:16-18; Titus 3:14

(A-Team, Communion Team, Dream Team Serve, Events, Preschool/Nursery, Setup/Takedown)
 

V. TEACHING

The gift of teaching is the divine strength or ability to study and learn from the Scrip­tures primarily to bring understanding and depth to other Christians.  Acts 18:24-28, 20:20-21; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-14
(Connect Group Leadership)

 

 

W. TON­GUES (and Interpretation)

The gift of tongues is the divine strength or ability to pray in a heavenly language to en­courage your spirit and to commune with God. The gift of tongues is often accompanied by interpretation and should be used appropriately.  Acts 2:1-13; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 14:1-14

(Prayer Team)
 

X. WISDOM

The gift of wisdom is the divine strength or ability to apply the truths of Scripture in a practical way, producing the fruitful outcome and character of Jesus Christ.  Acts 6:3,10; 1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 12:8

(Eternity Church Worship, Prayer Team, Connect Group Leadership)