Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gift Service | Helps

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

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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

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