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PMP Part 1: Spiritual Gifts

This portion of your PMP is designed to assist you in identifying your strengths as specifically relating to ministry and service in the local church. Its primary purpose is to enable you to pinpoint areas of ministry for which you are most likely gifted. There are many other resources available that can assist you in exploring further your gifts and strengths.

"Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant."
1 Corinthians 12:1 (NIV)

The following spiritual gifts inventory, Gifted2Serve, was developed for the distinct purpose of helping the members of Lakeview Baptist Church know their own spiritual gifts, and how each of the gifts is used within our church. Keep in mind when you score yourself that most of these are desirable traits for a Christian to have, and giving yourself a 0 or 1 on a particular trait does not mean that you are unspiritual, but rather that it is not a primary motivating factor for you as an individual.

Also keep in mind that the church will not be looking at your individual answers to particular questions, but rather using the overall information to highlight areas in which you are especially gifted and motivated. Once your primary areas of ministry strength are identified, you can then use this information to identify specific service opportunities which may be of interest to you.

"All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills."
1 Corinthians 12:11

As you discover your spiritual gifts, realize that God has called you to use your gifts for the edification of the Body of Christ, and begin to think about how God would have you use your spiritual gifts within the local body.

". . . All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church."
1 Corinthians 14:26b (NIV)


"For as in one body we all have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them . . ."
Romans 12:4-6

Gifted2Serve is a spiritual gifts inventory you can take online. Included are detailed definintions for each of the spiritual gifts.

Click here for the Gifted2Serve main page

The class notes for Find Your Place contain more information about how the gifts are used in the local church.

Click here for Find Your Place class notes

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