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Other Spiritual Gifts | Service Ideas

Artistry:

Event decorations, murals (e.g., on kids Sunday school walls, evangelistic murals in the community); Arts and Craft Camps or Projects, drama, puppetry, film/photography work, decorating team, set/props design team, elderly care and outreach, kids ministries, dance ministries

Hospitality:

Greeter/usher, new member care, host social events, host Bible studies, visitor information reception desk, banquet server, fellowship time host/server, entertaining guest (e.g., speakers, missionaries)

Music–Vocal:

church worship leader/member, music outreach ministry, vocal ensemble, special events music, Sunday school song leader, vacation Bible school song leader, elderly home outreach

Music–Instrumental: 

Church worship band leader/member, music outreach ministry, special event music, vacation Bible school, music program, elderly home outreach

Skilled Crafts:  

Audio & visual technician & repair, service ministries & outreach (e.g., building maintenance, property upkeep, electrical, masonry, plumbing, roofing, mechanical repair, auto maintenance), computer maintenance, web-page developer

Writing Service Ideas:

Ministry and outreach newsletter/blog writer, editor (ministry publications, programs and events), public relations, marketing and advisement /publicity committee, letter writing, ministry blogs and website content, online devotional

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

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Spiritual Gift Wisdom

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Spiritual Gift Wisdom

The Greek work used for the spiritual gift of wisdom is “Sophia” G4678 or “Sophos” G4680.

Definition and Purpose of the Wisdom Gift

The special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to know the mind of the Holy Spirit and to receive insight into how to best apply knowledge to specific needs arising in the body of Christ. Groups need someone with this gift to keep the body of believers aligned with the truth and direction of the Holy Spirit. This person constantly reevaluates the work to ensure that there is fruit being produced.
Spiritual Gift Wisdom Guidance Gift Clusters Divine DestinyService ideas: big picture planning and development committees, support group leader, ministry leadership teams, Bible study group leader, elder, mentor/discipleship, counselor, leadership training, conflict resolution, church accountability

Vulnerability of Wisdom

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When wisdom is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Service, Helps, Giving, Intercession, Mercy and Hospitality.

For example, someone with the Wisdom gifting could be blessed with natural confidence, but if they do not perform in humility can unintentionally become cocky and insensitive.

Study more:
Acts 6:3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them

Acts 6:10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.

1 Corinthians 2:1-7 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

1 Corinthians 2:13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

1 Corinthians 12:8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,

James 1:5-6 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

2 Peter 3:15-16 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for Each Spiritual Gifts

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Spiritual Gift Teacher | Teaching

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Spiritual Gift Teacher Teaching

Spiritual Gift Teacher | Teaching

The Greek work for the spiritual gift of teaching is “didaskalia” G1319.

Definition and Purpose of the Teacher Gift

The spiritual gift teacher is the special ability God gives to explain truths in a logical and systematic way and effectively instruct others in their application. Groups need someone with this gift in to process and communicate information to others in a way that is easily understood and applied.

Spiritual Gift Teacher | Teaching Communication ClustersService ideas: Bible study leader, mentor/discipleship leader, corporate teacher, scripture education, teaching (e.g. sermons, short exhortations, Sunday School classes, new membership classes, training in any area of the Church), home school support, tutor, special needs ministries

Vulnerability of the Teacher

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively. When teacher is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Governing, Craftsman, Prophecy, Knowledge, Administration and Discernment

For example, someone with the Teaching gifting could be blessed with a naturally inspirational character, but in turn can unintentionally become pretentious.

Study more:
Romans 12:7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;

Ephesians 4:11-14 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

1 Timothy 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for each Spiritual Gifts

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Spiritual Gift Service | Helps

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Spiritual Gift Service Support Cluster

Spiritual Gift Service | Helps

The Greek word for the spiritual gift service | Helps is “diakonos” G1249 or “antilēmpsis” G484.

Definition and Purpose of the Service | Helps Gift

The spiritual gift service | helps is the special ability enable others by working gladly behind the scenes in a supporting role to help and aid others. Groups need someone with this gift to ensure the overall group is maintaining an attitude of humility and willingness, while giving freely to aid and care for those around them.

Spiritual Gift Service Helps support CLUSTERService ideas: weekly service needs, church website/data entry, newsletters, P.A./sound system technician, recording and taping church services, child care and Sunday school, kitchen cleaning team, providing transportation, weekly ministries, church cleaning/construction, homeless feeding, serving at church pot-lucks

Vulnerability of Service | Helps

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When service and helps are used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Leadership, Apostle, Government, Wisdom, Pastor and Prophecy

For example, someone with the Service gifting could be blessed with a heart to help the poor but without healthy boundaries may actually be hurtful to themselves or others.

Study more:

Matthew 20:26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 23:11 The greatest among you will be your servant.

Mark 10: 43-45 Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for Each Spiritual Gifts

Divine Destiny Community Facebook Page

Spiritual Gift Prophet

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Spiritual Gift Prophet

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Prophet is “prophēteia” G4394.

Definition and Purpose of the Prophet Gift

The spiritual gift prophet is the special ability God gives to receive and communicate God’s message to the people (both prepared and spontaneous sermons, messages or words). Groups need someone with this gift to give insight, warning, correction, and encouragement by sharing truth.

Prophet Navigation Spiritual Gift Cluster CategoryService ideas: Prayer meeting leader, teaching Scripture, teaching theology, church accountability, sermons, short exhortations, teaching, conflict resolution, homeless ministry, recovery ministry, Pastor support, counselor

Vulnerability of the Spiritual Gift of Prophecy

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively. When prophecy is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Faith, Evangelist, Encouragement, Interpretation, Tongues and Miracles.

For example, someone with the Prophet gifting could be blessed with a natural ability to refine details, but in turn may unintentionally become critical.

Study more:

Romans 12:6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;

1 Corinthians 12:10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for each Spiritual Gifts

Divine Destiny Community Facebook page

Spiritual Gift Pastor | Shepherd

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Spiritual Gift Pastor Pastoring

Spiritual Gift Pastor | Shepherd

The Greek word for the spiritual gift pastor is “poimēn G4166.

Definition and Purpose of the Pastor | Shepherd Gift

The spiritual gift pastor is the special calling God gives individuals to assume a long-term responsibility for the spiritual growth and maturing of others. Groups need someone with this gift to guide by nurturing, encouraging, teaching, leading and administrating.

Spiritual Gift Pastor Guidance Gift ClustersService ideas: director of relational ministries (care-groups, children’s ministry, small groups/home fellowships, men’s/women’s Bible studies, singles, youth, etc..), head or teaching pastor, elder, mentor/discipleship, overseer of staff, counselor, deacon/deaconess, encourager, implementer, disbursement of resources and supplies, prayer, researcher, new member care, help hotline intervention

Vulnerability of the Spiritual Gift Pastor | Shepherd

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When the pastor gift is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Service, Helps, Giving, Intercession, Mercy and Hospitality.

For example, someone with the Pastoring gifting could be blessed as a natural problem solver, but in turn could unintentionally become too busy.

Study more:

John 10:11-12 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.

Ephesians 4:11-14 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

1 Peter 2:25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for each Spiritual Gifts

Divine Destiny Community Facebook page

Spiritual Gift Mercy

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Spiritual Gift Mercy

The Greek word for the spiritual gift of mercy is “eleeō” G1653.

Definition and Purpose of the Mercy Gift

The spiritual gift of mercy is the special ability God gives to cheerfully and practically help those who are suffering (physically, mentally, or emotionally) by putting compassion into action. Groups need someone with this gift in order to increase effectiveness of the body by accomplishing practical and necessary tasks, which free up, support, and meet the needs of others.

spiritual gift Mercy support CLUSTERService ideas: greeter, benevolence ministry (providing meal for the sick, new born parents, etc.;) emergency shelter, food and clothing distribution, transportation to services, doctors, store; emergency child-care, cards/flowers for special occasions, financial assistance, mercy ministries (e.g., homeless, prison ministry, crisis pregnancy centers, special needs ministries, support-groups etc.), visitations, prayer ministry

Vulnerability of the Spiritual Gift of Mercy

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively. When mercy is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Leadership, Apostle, Government, Wisdom, Pastor and Prophecy.

For example, someone with the gifting of mercy could be blessed to be naturally tolerant, but in turn may unintentionally have weaker convictions.

Study more:

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 20:29-34 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

Romans 12:8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for each Spiritual Gifts

Divine Destiny Community Facebook page

Spiritual Gift Leader | Leadership

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Spiritual Gift Leader | Leadership

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Leader is “prothymōs”  G4291.

Definition and Purpose of the Leader | Leadership Gift

The Spiritual Gift of leadership is the special ability God gives certain people to strategize, take responsibility, rule, protect, guard and guide a others to accomplish the goals and task set out before them. Groups need someone with this gift to cast vision, motivate and direct people. Spiritual Gift Leader | Leadership Guidance Gift Clusters
Service ideas: Director and planning committees of ministry projects, special events and/or programs (e.,g. youth group, camps, outreach, children’s ministry, women or men ministries, other specialized ministries), leading small groups, mentor/ discipleship, head or teaching pastor, elder, business as missions

Vulnerability of the Spiritual Gift Leader | Leadership

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When Leadership is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Service, Helps, Giving, Intercession, Mercy and Hospitality.

For example, someone with the Leadership gifting could be blessed with natural productivity, but in turn might unintentionally overlook the feelings of others if they become too task oriented.

Study more:

Romans 12:8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

1 Thessalonians 5:12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.

1 Timothy 5:17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

Titus 1: 5-9 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.  Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for each Spiritual Gifts

Divine Destiny Community Facebook page

Spiritual Gift Knowledge

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Spiritual Gift Knowledge

Spiritual Gift Knowledge

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift of Knowledge is “gnōsis” G1108

Definition and Purpose of the Knowledge Gift

The spiritual gift of knowledge is the special ability God gives to whereby the Spirit enables certain Christians to understand in an exceptional way the great truths of God’s Word and to make them relevant to specific situations in the Church. Groups need someone with this gift to break up truth into smaller portions to better understand, to investigate and systemize facts into a manageable order, and to always remain aware of important facts to share with the group.

Administration Navigation Spiritual Gift Cluster CategoryService ideas: Bible study leader, mentor/ discipleship, church helper, membership class teacher, equipping new believers, teaching and training for any church positions, church library coordinator, pastor and deacon nomination, Church goals and strategy, planning, congregation council

Vulnerability of Knowledge

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When knowledge is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Faith, Evangelist, Encouragement, Interpretation, Tongues and Miracles.

For example, someone with the Knowledge gifting could be blessed with a factual character, but in turn can unintentionally become prideful.
Study more:
Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.

1 Corinthians 1:5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge

1 Corinthians 12:8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit

2 Corinthians 11:6 I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.

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Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for each Spiritual Gifts

Divine Destiny Community Facebook page

Spiritual Gift Intercessor

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Spiritual Gift Intercessor

Spiritual Gift Intercessor

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Intersession is “enteuxis” G1783 or “proseuchomai” G4336.

Definition and Purpose of the Intersession Gift

The Spiritual gift of Intercessor is the special ability God gives to use prayer with confidence and power to intervene on behalf of an individual or group. Groups need someone with this gift to remain intentional about inviting God’s presence and provision in to bless, protect, and guide other members of the body.

Spiritual Gift Intercessor support CLUSTERService ideas: support through prayer (e.g., prayer walk, prayer team, lead prayer for missions, pray through spiritual warfare, committed prayer for ministries and church leaders, prayer counselor), pray. er partner, teach on interceding, spiritual protection of the church

Vulnerability of the Intercessor

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When Intersession is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love.  This gift is best used when coupled with Governing, Craftsman, Prophecy, Knowledge, Administration and Discernment

For example, someone with the Intercession gifting could be blessed to have a sympathetic personality, but in turn might unintentionally assume others burdens.

Study more:
Matthew 6:9 This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’  For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 14:23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,

Matthew 26:42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

1 Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people
1 Timothy 4:5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

Guidance Spiritual Gifts 

Leader | Leadership | Apostle | Wisdom | Pastor | Shepherd

Communication Spiritual Gifts

Encourager | Exhortation | Faith | Evangelist | Teacher

Navigation Spiritual Gifts

Administrator | Prophet | Knowledge | Discernment

Support Spiritual Gifts

Service | Helps | Giver | Intercessor | Prayer | Mercy

Other Spiritual Gifts

Artistry | Hospitality | Music–Vocal | Music–Instrumental | Skilled Crafts | Writing Service Ideas |

Other Helpful Spiritual Gift Informational Links:

Destiny Assessment Introduction

Spiritual Gift Clusters and Gift Definitions

Service Ideas for each Spiritual Gifts

Divine Destiny Community Facebook page