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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.

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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

Divine Destiny Community Facebook page

Spiritual Gift Faith

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Spiritual Gift Faith Communication Cluster

Spiritual Gift Faith

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Faith is “pistis” G4102

Definition and Purpose of the Faith Gift

The spiritual 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. Groups need someone with this gift in order to continuously walk in assurance and confidence in God’s ability to provide and to answer prayer, especially during trials and struggles.

Faith Spiritual Gift Communication ClustersService ideas: outreach ministries (e.g., community service, hospital visits, Bible distribution, church planter, Special projects, newsletters, blog writer), Prayer ministries (e.g., project provision, corporate prayer meetings, healing ministry), long-range planning/consultant, strategic planning, elder, head or teaching pastor, finance team member, teacher/Bible study leader

Vulnerability of Faith

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When Faith 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 Faith gifting could be blessed as a natural visionary, but in turn may unintentionally forget to pay attention to details.

Study more:

Romans 4:18-21 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”[a] 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

 Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

 1 Corinthians 12:9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,

 Hebrews 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

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 Evangelist

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Spiritual Gift Evanelist

Spiritual Gift Evangelist

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Evangelist is ” euaggelistēsG2099. 

Definition and Purpose of the Evangelist Gift

The spiritual gift of evangelism is the special ability God gives to some to proclaim the Gospel of salvation effectively so that people respond to the promises of Christ through conversions to Christianity. Groups need someone with this gift to stay kingdom-focused, constantly helping the group communicate the Gospel in a truthful and exciting way that is not overly forceful.

Communication Spiritual Gift EvangelistService ideas:  head of outreach/evangelism teams, community service, hospital visits, special events, newsletters, blog writer, community visitations, inner city ministry, homeless ministry, invitation counselor, missionary, one-on-one witness, prison ministry, street evangelism, tract distribution), Visitor follow-up (letters, phone calls, visits), web evangelism, evangelism-method teacher, public speaker, advertising and marketing

Vulnerability of the Spiritual Gift Evangelist

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When Evangelism 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 Evangelism gifting could be blessed as a natural motivator, but in turn can unintentionally become manipulative in some instances.

Study more:

Acts 21:8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven.

Eph. 4:11-13 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.

2 Timothy 4:5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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 Encourager

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Encourager Communication Spiritual Gift Clusters

Spiritual Gift Encourager

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Encourager is “parakaleō” G3870.

Definition and Purpose of the Encourager Gift

The spiritual gift of encouragement is the special ability God gives to inspire others to reach their full potential by challenging, comforting and guiding them in such a way that they are motivated to grow.  Groups need someone with this gift to rally the people and promote optimism.

encouragement Communication Spiritual Gift ClustersService ideas:  care-group leader, crisis responder, mentor/discipleship, connect groups, help hotline intervention, greeter, ushers, host for visitors and groups, speaker, advocate for missions, missionary care, marketing, promoter

Vulnerability of the Spiritual Gift Encourager

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When Encouragement 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 Encouragement gifting could be blessed with natural enthusiasm, but in some instances, could unintentionally become overbearing.

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Acts 11:23-24 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

Acts 14:21-22 They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.

Acts 15:32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers.

Romans 12:6-8 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; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 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 5:9-14 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.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. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

Titus 1:9 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.

Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

 Hebrews 10:25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

 Hebrews 13:22 Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly.

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 Clusters | Destiny Assessment Guidelines

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Spiritual Gift Clusters | Your position in the body

Divine Destiny Spiritual Gifts ClusterYour Spiritual Gift Clusters helps you see that your are a reflection of God.  Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2: 4-10)  You were created to SHINE!

God created you uniquely to carry out the good works that He has set before you. You have a special blend of abilities, spiritual gifts, personality, passions and calling that make up your divine destiny. Let’s use the assessment to consider what God’s fingerprint on your life says about your purpose.

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. There should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.  Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. (1 Cor. 12: 12, 18, 25, 27)

These parts are categorized by the Spiritual Gift Clusters which have been summarized below:

Destiny Assessment Guidelines

Guidance Gift Cluster:

Spiritual Guidance Gift Clusters Divine DestinyCommon Gifts: Leadership, Apostle, Government, Wisdom, Pastor and Prophecy

Common Characteristics: People in the Guidance Gifting Cluster prefer to take charge and be in control. They naturally initiate, direct and assume the responsibility for the task at hand and people involved.

Navigation Gift Cluster:

Navigation Spiritual Gift Cluster Divine DestinyCommon Gifts: Governing, Craftsman, Prophecy, Knowledge, Administration and Discernment

Common Characteristics: People in the Navigation Gifting Cluster prefer to make decisions slowly as they test everything with logic. They are naturally task oriented, quiet and reflective.

Communication Gift Cluster:

Communication Spiritual Gift ClustersCommon Gifts: Faith, Evangelist, Encouragement, Interpretation, Tongues and Miracles, Writing, Teacher

Common Characteristics: People in the Communication Gifting Cluster prefer to use their influence to pull others together to move forward for a purpose. They naturally connect with others verbally.

Support Gift Cluster:

support spiritual gift CLUSTERCommon Gifts: Service, Helps, Giving, Intercession, Mercy and Hospitality

Common Characteristics: People in the Support Gifting Cluster prefer to center their lives around people and feelings. They naturally have no desire to be in control, are strongest when protecting and do not like change

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

Learn more about your personal Destiny and Spiritual Gifts.  Click here for a free assessment .