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.

Scriptural References: Exodus 31:3-11, Ezekiel 27:4, 1 Chronicles 4:14

People with this gift:

  • work with cloth, paints, glass, decorations, photos, other craft materials.
  • make things that increase the effectiveness of others’ ministries.
  • enjoy serving with their hands to meet tangible needs.
  • design and build tangible items and resources for ministry use.

 A person with this gift is usually:

  • Creative
  • Imaginative
  • Resourceful
  • Practical
  • Designer
  • Handy
  • Helpful
  • Discreet

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Vacation Bible School crafts leader, Sunday School Christmas program scenery and costumes, Lutheran World Relief quilting or school bags, Prayer Shawl Ministry, banners, decorations, bulletin boards, photography, JUMP Night theme planning

This gift belongs to the category ART. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts that belong to this category: Craftsmanship – Manual, Music – Vocal, Music – Instrumental, and Writing.

Cautions for people with this gift: remembering that art is not for art’s sake, but to glorify God and edify others; finding constructive criticism difficult to accept; being uncooperative and needing to work at being a team player.