GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
Our churches are full of talented people who use their gifts to build up the church community. At a recent Benefice Service we listed some of the gifts each person has or would like to see, in our church life and worship.
Everyone has a gift to offer, which, with a little encouragement, can contribute to our Christian experience.
Sometimes we are not aware of our gifts, and need other people to point them out to us. The discernment of gifts is an ongoing process we’re all involved in. Here is the list we have started. Revd Anne Hartley, 31 Jan ’18
|1 Corinthians 12. 1-11
|Words of Wisdom
Ability to perform miracles
The gift of Healing
Speaking in tongues
Interpretation of Tongues
Discernment of the Spirit
Generosity of Spirit
Tact and diplomacy
Eating lots of food quickly
Playing the Cello
|One to one friendship and support
Talking easily about what we believe in.
Showing Love and friendship
A compassionate, caring, kind, supportive community – “A Family”
Cleaning windows and cobwebs
Tidying the Churchyard
Counting up to 20 in German
Performing in theatres
Doing weird voices
Impressions of animals and people
Ability to find your way out of problems
Commitment – eg locking and unlocking the church.
Ability to see things from the other person’s point of view.