Pathway 301

Our Hope for you

 

Today at Stockbridge Assembly our hope is that you take a step towards understanding how you’re uniquely designed personality, coupled with the spiritual gifts God has given you, help reveal a fulfilling path to your destiny. Proverbs 25:2 says it is God’s privilege to conceal things and our privi­lege to discover them. Together, let’s discover all that God has planned for our generation and make a positive difference for the Kingdom.

 

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before­hand so that we would walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)

 

 

THE GOAL OF THIS CLASS:

 

To discover how my     Design     helps to reveal my     Destiny    .

 

To discover the amazing     Potential     of my life.

 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”  John 14:12 (NASB)

 

DISCOVERING YOUR PERSONALITY

 

1. Examining Four Personality Types

“D” Direct/ Decisive

“I”   Inspiring  

“S” Steady

“C” Compliant/ Careful

 

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 139:14

 

 

2. Elements that Help to Develop Your Personality

A.          Family History           

B.          Training                     

C.          Mentors                     

D. Life   Experiences             

if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)





Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

“Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.”  1 Corinthians 12:1

 

 

Spiritual Gifts Are Not

 

1.   Natural Aptitudes, Strengths or Abilities              .

 

We all have natural abilities that we’ve learned from those around us regardless of Chris­tian faith. Many times our natural abilities and strengths are redeemed by the Lord to become spiritual gifts.

 

 

2.   Character Traits                                                        .

 

We are all called to have character and our gifts should produce the nature of Jesus Christ in each person. A person should not say he has the “gift of peace” when we are all encouraged to develop that characteristic. Spiritual gifts offer opportunities for us to exemplify Christ.

 

3.               Titles or Positions                                        .

 

Spiritual gifts often lead to titles or positions, but a person may have the gift without the role or the role without the gift. Regardless, we should serve whenever we are given the opportunity. Working in the area of your gifting will allow you to “be” the person that God has called you to be rather than just “doing” good things. 

 

4.               Self-Promoting                                              .

 

Spiritual gifts are endowments given by God to His people for accomplishing His purpose on the earth. Spiritual gifts are given for the glory of God.

 

“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts… try to excel in gifts that build up the church.”  1 Corinthians 14:1

 

 

How do I receive Spiritual Gifts?

A. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord of your life.

B. Acquire faith and truth in the area of spiritual gifts.

C. Apply yourself to learning about spiritual gifts.

D. Ask for the Lord to give you spiritual gifts.

 

“Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.”  

Matthew 8:13



PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

 

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”

Hebrews 12:1-2

 

1.         Investigate                 your feelings.

A. Your gift may tie in directly with your temperament and personality. The same God who

gives spiritual gifts also made up our total being.

B. Know your potential strengths and weaknesses.

 

2.         Identify                       the opportunities.

A. Look for needs.

B. Based upon your gifting find out where you can be useful.

C. Do it.

 

3.         Inspect                       your results.

A. Your spiritual gift should work.

B. Gifted people get results. If you have the gift of healing, sick people will get well.

 

4.         Invent                         a small group or join a team.





Gift Definitions and Scripture References

The following contains definitions of the Spiritual gifts. While not meant to be dogmatic or final, these definitions and supporting scriptures do correspond to characteristics of the gifts as expressed in the Gifts Questionnaire. 

The team list following the supporting scripture provides suggested teams with serving environments where the corresponding gifts can be most effective.

 

A. ADMINISTRATION

The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks.  Luke 14:28-30; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:28
(Communion Team, Kids Check-in, Setup/Takedown, Technical Production, Follow-up)

 

B. APOSTLESHIP

The gift of apostleship is the divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and min­istries through planting, overseeing, and training.  Acts 15:22-35; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 2 Corinthians 12:12;
Galatians 2:7-10; Ephesians 4:11-14
(Small Group or General Leadership)

 

C. CRAFTSMANSHIP

The gift of craftsmanship is the divine strength or ability to plan, build, and work with your hands in construction environments to accomplish multiple ministry applications.

Exodus 30:22, 31:3-11; 2 Chronicles 34:9-13; Acts 18:2-3
(Facilities, Setup/Takedown, Technical Production)

 

D. DISCERNMENT

The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood and to distinguish between right and wrong motives and situations.

Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 John 4:1-6
( Kids Check-in, Prayer Team)

 

E. EVANGELISM

The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to becoming a born-again Christian.  Acts 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21, 21:8; Ephesians 4:11-14
(Dream Center/Outreach, Students, Prayer Team, , Small Group Leadership)

 

F. EXHORTATION

The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to encourage others through the writ­ten or spoken word and Biblical truth.  Acts 14:22; Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:24-25

(Dream Center/Outreach, Events, Greeters,

Kids, Students, Hospitality Team, Kids Check-in, Parking Team,

Preschool/Nursery, Small Groups, Ushers, Info Center/Resources)

 

G. FAITH

The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life.  Acts 11:22-24; Romans 4:18-21; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11
(All Teams)

H. GIVING

The gift of giving is the divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give by tithes and offerings for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth.  Mark 12:41-44; Romans 12:8;
2 Corinthians 8:1-7, 9:2-7
(Trustees – Outreach - Missions)

 

I. HEALING

The gift of healing is the divine strength or ability to act as an intermediary in faith, prayer, and by the laying-on of hands for the healing of physical and mental illnesses.  Acts 3:1-10, 9:32-35, 28:7-10;
1 Corinthians 12:9, 28

(First Responders, Prayer Team)

 

J. HELPS

The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to work in a supportive role for the accomplishment of tasks in Christian ministry.  Mark 15:40-41; Acts 9:36; Romans 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:28
( Communion Team, Serve, Events, Facilities, First Responders,
Info Center/Resources)

 

K. HOSPITALITY

The gift of hospitality is the divine strength or ability to create warm, welcoming environ­ments for others in places such as your home, office, or church.  Acts 16:14-15; Romans 12:13, 16:23; Hebrews 13:1-2; 1 Peter 4:9
(Events, Greeters, Students, Hospitality Team, Kids Check-in, Parking Team, Ushers, Info Center/Resources)

 

L. INTERCESSION

The gift of intercession is the divine strength or ability to stand in the gap in prayer for someone, something, or someplace, believing for profound results.  Hebrews 7:25; Colossians 1:9-12, 4:12-13; James 5:14-16
(Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)

 

M. KNOWLEDGE

The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to understand and to bring clarity to situations and circumstances often accompanied by a word from God.  Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:8; Colossians 2:2-3
(Dream Center/Outreach, First Responders, Online, Prayer Team)

 

N. LEADERSHIP

The gift of leadership is the divine strength or ability to influence people at their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture, vision, or idea.  Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 3:1-13, 5:17;
Hebrews 13:17
(All Teams)

 

O. MERCY

The gift of mercy is the divine strength or ability to feel empathy and to care for those who are hurting in any way.  Matthew 9:35-36; Mark 9:41; Romans 12:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:14
(Dream Center/Outreach, First Responders, Small Group Leadership)

 

P. MIRACLES

The gift of miracles is the divine strength or ability to alter the natural outcomes of life in a supernatural way through prayer, faith, and divine direction. Acts 9:36-42, 19:11-12, 20:7-12;
Romans 15:18-19; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28
(Dream Center/Outreach, First Responders, Prayer Team)

 

Q. MISSIONARY

The gift of missions is the divine strength or ability to reach others outside of your culture and nationality, while in most cases living in that culture or nation.  Acts 8:4, 13:2-3, 22:21; Romans 10:15
(Dream Center/Outreach, Small Group Leadership)

 

R. MUSIC / WORSHIP

The gift of music/worship is the divine strength or ability to sing, dance, or play an instru­ment primarily for the purpose of helping others worship God.  Deuteronomy 31:22; 1 Samuel 16:16;
1 Chronicles 16:41-42; 2 Chronicles 5:12-13, 34:12; Psalm 150
(Kids, Students, Worship, Preschool/Nursery, Small Group Leadership)

 

S. PASTOR / SHEPHERD

The gift of pastor/shepherd is the divine strength or ability to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending life issues.  John 10:1-18; Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3
( Kids, Students, Online, Small Group Leadership)

 

T. PROPHECY

The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to boldly speak and bring clarity to scriptural and doctrinal truth, in some cases foretelling God’s plan.  Acts 2:37-40, 7:51-53, 26:24-29;
1 Corinthians 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5
(Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)

 

U. SERVICE

The gift of serving is the divine strength or ability to do small or great tasks in working for the overall good of the body of Christ.  Acts 6:1-7; Romans 12:7; Galatians 6:10; 1 Timothy 1:16-18; Titus 3:14

( Communion Team, Serve, Events, Preschool/Nursery, Setup/Takedown)

V. TEACHING

The gift of teaching is the divine strength or ability to study and learn from the Scrip­tures primarily to bring understanding and depth to other Christians.  Acts 18:24-28, 20:20-21; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-14
(Small Group Leadership)

 

 

W. TON­GUES (and Interpretation)

The gift of tongues is the divine strength or ability to pray in a heavenly language to en­courage your spirit and to commune with God. The gift of tongues is often accompanied by interpretation and should be used appropriately.  Acts 2:1-13; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 14:1-14
(Prayer Team)

 

X. WISDOM

The gift of wisdom is the divine strength or ability to apply the truths of Scripture in a practical way, producing the fruitful outcome and character of Jesus Christ.  Acts 6:3,10; 1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 12:8

( Worship, Prayer Team, Small Group Leadership)