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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 Mercy

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Spiritual Gift Mercy Support Clluster

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 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

Spiritual Gift Giver | Giving

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Spiritual Gift Giver Giving Support Cluster

Spiritual Gift Giver | Giving


The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Giver “didōmi” G1325.

Definition and Purpose of the Faith Gift

The spiritual gift of giving is the special ability God gives to recognize one’s resources (time, talent, and treasure) and generously, sacrificially, and cheerfully give without expecting anything in return. Groups need someone with this gift to contribute the needed resources to accomplish tasks and relieve need.

support CLUSTER spiritual gift Giver Giving Service ideas: lead fundraising initiatives, donate to special projects, counselors, finance and support missions, serving the church (e.g., pack food boxes, host teams for meals, voice for other needs in church, hospitality outreach, food and clothing distribution, greeter), serving the church body (e.g., emergency child-care, emergency shelter, baby-sit for couples, host small groups, help special needs, support-group, transportation to needs-doctors/store, financial assistance)

Vulnerability of the Giver

All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively.  When Giving 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 Giving gifting could be blessed with a naturally generous personality, but at times can unintentionally have enabling tendencies.

Study more:
Matthew 14:16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

Matthew 15:36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.

Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Matthew 25:34-36 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Galatians 4:15 Where, then, is your blessing of me now? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

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 .