Spiritual Gifts List

Name: Administration "To pilot or steer"
Traits: Thorough, objective, responsible, organized, goal-oriented, efficient, conscientious
Description: 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.
Name: Apostleship "To be sent with a message"
Traits: Adventurous, entrepreneurial, persevering, adaptable, culturally sensitive, risk-taking, cause-driven
Description: The gift of Apostleship is the divine ability to start and oversee the development of new churches or ministry structures.
Name: Craftsmanship "To craft, design, build"
Traits: Creative, designer, handy, resourceful, practical, behind-the-scenes, helpful
Description: The gift of Craftsmanship is the divine enablement to creatively design and/or construct items to be used for ministry.
Name: Creative Communication "To communicate artistically"
Traits: Expressive, imaginative, idea-oriented, artistic, creative, unconventional, sensitive
Description: The gift of Creative Communication is the divine enablement to communicate God's truth through a variety of art forms.
Name: Discernment "To separate or make a distinction, differentiate"
Traits: Perceptive, insightful, sensitive, intuitive, decisive, challenging, truthful.
Description: 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.
Name: Faith "To trust, have confidence, believe"
Traits: Prayerful, optimistic, trusting, assured, positive, inspiring, hopeful.
Description: 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 His purposes.
Name: Encouragement "To come along side of"
Traits: Positive, motivating, challenging, affirming, reassuring, supportive, trustworthy.
Description: The gift of Encouragement is the divine enablement to present truth so as to strengthen, comfort, or urge to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith.
Name: Evangelism "To bring good news"
Traits: Sincere, candid, respected, influential, spiritual, confident, commitment-oriented
Description: The gift of Evangelism is the divine enablement to effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship.
Name: Giving "To give part of, share"
Traits: Stewardship-oriented, responsible, resourceful, charitable, trusts in God, disciplined.
Description: 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 ?"
Name: Helps "To take the place of someone"
Traits: Available, willing, helpful, reliable, loyal, dependable, whatever-it-takes attitude
Description: The gift of Helps is the divine enablement to accomplish practical and necessary tasks which free-up, support, and meet the needs of others.
Name: Hospitality "To love strangers"
Traits: Friendly, gracious, inviting, trusting, caring, responsive, warm
Description: The gift of Hospitality is the divine enablement to care for people by providing fellowship, food and shelter.
Name: Intercession "To plead on behalf of someone, intercede"
Traits: Advocate, caring, sincere, peacemaker, trustworthy, burden-bearer, spiritually sensitive
Description: The gift of Intercession is the divine enablement to consistently pray on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results.
Name: Knowledge "To know"
Traits: Inquisitive, responsive, observant, insightful, reflective, studious, truthful
Description: The gift of Knowledge is the divine enablement to bring truth to a body through a revelation or biblical insight
Name: Leadership "To stand before"
Traits: Influential, diligent, visionary, trustworthy, persuasive, motivating, goal-setter
Description: The gift of Leadership is the divine enablement to cast vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God.
Name: Mercy "To have compassion"
Traits: Empathetic, caring, responsive, kind, compassionate, sensitive, burden-bearing
Description: The gift of Mercy is the divine enablement to cheerfully and practically help those who are suffering or are in need, compassion moved to action.
Name: Prophecy "To speak before"
Traits: Discerning, compelling, uncompromising, outspoken, authoritative, convincing, confronting
Description: 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.
Name: Shepherding / Pastoring "To shepherd a flock"
Traits: Influencing, nurturing, guiding, disciplining, protective, supportive, relational
Description: The gift of Shepherding is the divine enablement to nurture, care for, and guide people toward on-going spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ.
Name: Teaching "To instruct"
Traits: Disciplined, perceptive, teachable, authoritative, practical, analytical, articulate
Description: 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.
Name: Wisdom "To apply truth practically"
Traits: Sensible, insightful, practical, wise, fair, experienced, common sense
Description: The gift of Wisdom is the divine enablement to apply spiritual truth effectively to meet a need in a specific situation.

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.