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.

Scriptural References: 1 Chronicles 16:42, Psalm 150:4-5, Isaiah 38:20

People with this gift:

  • play a musical instrument quite well, and enjoy it.
  • feel secure in the fact that their musical ability will be of benefit to other people with whom they come in contact.
  • can use their musical ability to help and inspire others to worship God.
  • see that their instrument playing is a spiritual encouragement for others.

A person with this gift is usually:

  • Creative
  • Expressive
  • Sensitive
  • Artistic
  • Imaginative
  • Demonstrative
  • Intuitive
  • Unconventional

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Holden Evening Prayer service musician, O the Joy band, handbell choir, special music, seasonal worship services, WOW choir musician (8th-12th-graders), substitute pianist/organist, Vacation Bible School music leader

This gift belongs to the category ART. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts in this category: Craftsmanship – Arts and Crafts, Craftsmanship – Manual, Music – Vocal, 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; remembering that music is not for music’s sake but to glorify God and edify others.