Spiritual gifts are meant to be graces from God for the edification of the church.
In 1 Corinthians 12, we learn that spiritual gifts are given to God's people by the Holy Spirit for "the common good." Verse 11 says the gifts are given according to God's sovereign will ("as he determines"). Ephesians 4:12 tells us these gifts are given to prepare God's people for service and for building up the body of Christ.
The term "spiritual gifts" comes from the Greek words charismata (gifts) and pneumatika (spirits). They are the plural forms of charisma, meaning "expression of grace," and pneumatikon meaning "expression of Spirit." While there are different kinds of gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4), generally speaking, spiritual gifts are God-given graces (special abilities, offices, or manifestations) meant for works of service, to benefit and build up the body of Christ as a whole.
- If you have Microsoft Excel, you can download a XLS version of the form, answer the questions and the calculations will be done for you. Depending on the version of Microsoft you are using, you may need to enable editing and enable content once you download the file.
- If you do not have Microsoft Excel, you can download a PDF version of the form. You will need to manually add up the rows once you have completed the questionnaire.
Once completed, send the form or spreadsheet to Pastor Pennington via e-mail. You may also mail it, or put a printed copy in his mailbox in the HUB.