Share Your Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:4-7

In 1 Corinthians 12, we learn that the Holy Spirit gives different gifts to each person so that, together, we can most effectively be the church. These gifts are divinely bestowed upon us and freely given by God, not earned. Each of us is called by God to use them for the benefit of others, for the purpose of building up God’s church. There are many different spiritual gifts, and each of us is blessed with one or more of them. As disciples of Jesus, we have the responsibility to discern, experiment with, and use our spiritual gifts.

What are your spiritual gifts? Mount Carmel is ready to help you discern them and put them to use. Taking the Spiritual Gifts Inventory below is your first step on this revealing and rewarding journey!

Click here to begin!

Once we receive your inventory, Jaime Larson-McLoone, our directory of ministry development, will contact you with the results – and some ideas about where God might be calling you to serve in the life of the church and God’s people both locally and around the world.

Learn more about the spiritual gifts and ways to use them in ministry at Mount Carmel by clicking on the categories below.

Administration: The gift of Administration will benefit you in understanding and setting goals for various groups and organizations. It will give you direction in making effective plans to achieve those goals. You will be able to plan programming, work with facts and/or figures, and see that goals and ideas are accomplished. Read More

Craftsmanship – Arts and Crafts: This gift or glorified talent will give you the ability to use your hands, thoughts and mind to further God’s Kingdom through artistic, creative means. You may also serve as a trainer for others to develop their abilities in this area. Read More

Craftsmanship – Manual: This gift or glorified talent will give you the ability to use your hands and ideas in the area of maintenance, upkeep and improvement of God’s physical blessings. Read More

Evangelism: The gift of Evangelism will give you the power to share the Good News of the love of Jesus in such a way that those with whom you share will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Read More

Exhortation: The gift of Exhortation is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to minister words of consolation, encouragement, comfort, and counsel to other members of the body in such a way that they feel helped and healed. Read More

Faith: The gift of Faith will allow you to see with confidence what God’s will is for your life and, more importantly, for the body of Christ you are a member of. You will have no fear of moving ahead, even though everything around you seems to be holding you back. Read More

Giving: The gift of Giving will allow you to give liberally of your treasures and time with cheerfulness. As you give, you will experience much joy and satisfaction. Read More

Helps: The gift of Helps is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to invest the talents they have in the life and ministry of other members of the body, thus enabling them to increase the effectiveness of their own spiritual gifts. Read More

Hospitality: The gift of Hospitality gives you the ability to be open and caring to those in need. You enjoy providing open arms, an open house, and a warm welcome for those in need of friendship, food, and lodging. Read More

Knowledge: The gift of Knowledge will give you the ability to discover, accumulate, analyze, and use information and ideas you have learned and thought out for the well-being of the body of Christ. Read More

Leadership: The gift of Leadership is the special ability that allows you to be a goal-setter and leader of God’s people. You have the ability to set goals in accordance with God’s purposes for the future and to communicate these goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those goals for the glory of God. Read More

Mercy: The gift of Mercy allows you to reach out to people who are in need. Your words of care and concern, your compassionate actions, will aid in building up those who are in need. The things you will do will allow those you serve to see the love of Christ in you and through you. Read More

Music – Instrumental: This gift or glorified talent will allow you to play an instrument in such a manner that it will bring praise to God and build up those around you. Read More

Music – Vocal: This gift or glorified talent will allow you to use your voice to sing praises to the Lord in such a manner that those around you will feel strengthened and built up. Read More

Prayer: This gift will allow you to pray for other members of the Body in such a way that your prayers will be of benefit to them. You will enjoy praying regularly and, perhaps, for extended periods of time. You will be able to see frequent and specific answers to prayer. Read More

Serving: The gift of Serving will allow you to see things that need to be done. Often these are tasks overlooked by others, and needs are going unmet. Assuming the role of the servant will bring you much joy and will build up the body of Christ. Read More

Shepherding: The gift of Shepherding (pastoring) will give you the ability to reach out and care in a spiritual manner for an individual or for a group. You will serve as one who is a counselor, an encourager, a shepherd. You will see that God’s Word is fed to those in your care, and you will also feel a responsibility for the general well-being of the individual or group. Read More

Teaching: The gift of Teaching will give you the ability to share knowledge with members of the body of Christ (children and/or adults) that will serve in building them up in Christ. Your teaching will aid the growth and health of the body of Christ. Read More

Wisdom: The gift of Wisdom will allow you to have a special understanding of situations which arise in people’s lives. You will be able to offer counsel and advice. As you do this, the body of Christ will become healthier and grow. Read More

Writing: This gift or glorified talent will allow you to put your thoughts and ideas into words that will be meaningful and relevant to those who read them. As they read, people will find guidance, knowledge, courage, or edification. Read More

The Miraculous Gifts: The gifts of tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, bold proclamation, and prophecy are generally known today as charismatic gifts.

The Miraculous Gifts, as the name indicates, are a true mystery of God. There are no patterns or traits that are identifiable in the people who possess them. Therefore, there are no true indicators to determine these gift traits in an assessment, and they are not included in the assessment on our website.

Furthermore, if these gifts are manifested in someone, that person would be aware without the use of an assessment. Because humans cannot explain these gifts, many, even Christians, are suspicious of them. However, the gifts are real and needed in God’s plan for spiritual gifts.

Sources: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Women of the Evangelical Church in America, Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin)