spiritual gifts

Spiritual gifts are meant to be graces from God for the edification of the church. 

what are spiritual gifts?

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. 

spiritual gifts assessment

We invite all people worshipping with us to develop a personal and spiritual growth plan that will help fulfill our mission: Aldersgate United Methodist church is a significant place where disciples are made.

The gift of service is vital to a church and its ability to grow and sustain its mission. Please take the United Methodist Spiritual Gifts survey to determine the best use of your strengths with our ministries.