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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.

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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

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.

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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 Leader | Leadership

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Spiritual Gift Leader Leadership Service Ideas

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.

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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 Apostle

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Spiritual Gift Apostle | Where Divine Destiny Meets Devoted Paths

Spiritual Gift Apostle

The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Apostle is “apostolos”  G652 or “apostellō” G649.

Definition and Purpose of the Apostle Gift

The Spiritual Gift Apostle is present where the Spirit appoints certain Christians to led, inspire and develop the churches of God by the proclamation and the teaching of true doctrine. Groups need someone with this gift to initiate the planting and starting of ministries and churches, as well as to keep the assembly in alignment with Biblical truths.

Apostle Spiritual Guidance Gift Clusters Divine DestinyService ideas: pioneer new ministries and churches, consultant for projects, elder, mentor, strategy/vision casting, big picture planning and development committees, overseer of ministry/outreach projects, leadership training/care, head pastor, mission director or team member

Vulnerability of the Spiritual Gift Apostle

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When apostle 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 Apostle gifting could be blessed with a natural authoritative character, but in turn can unintentionally be too direct or demanding. 

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Matthew 10:1-8 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

Acts 2:42-44 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.

Acts 14:14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting;

Romans 16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me.  They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

 1 Corinthians 12:28-31 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. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

  2 Corinthians 12:12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

 Ephesians 4:11-16 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. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.  Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

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

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