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.

Scriptural References: 2 Chronicles 34:9-13, 1 Chronicles 4:14, Ezekiel 27:4-9

People with this gift:

  • work with wood, paints, metal, glass, electrical, plumbing, and other raw 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.
  • work with different kinds of tools and are skilled with their hands.

A person with this gift is usually:

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

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Property Committee, Grace Garden, seasonal clean-up crew, summer landscaping and mowing, church repairs and improvements (electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, etc.), woodworking projects, computer maintenance, audio/visual operator and repair, website developer, Sunday School Christmas program scenery, Habitat for Humanity

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

Cautions for people with this gift: failing to see that their gift is significant and one that makes a spiritual contribution to the body of Christ; using people to get things done instead of helping them grow in the process.