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.

Scriptural References: Romans 12:7, 2 Timothy 1:16-18, Romans 14:18-19

People with this gift:

  • find the small and practical things that need to be done and enjoy doing them without being asked.
  • sense God’s purpose and special meaning in fulfilling regular and needful hands-on tasks.
  • have pleasure in meeting everyday responsibilities.
  • enjoy doing routine tasks in the church that would bore others.
  • would rather do a job than find someone else to do it.

 A person with this gift is usually:

  • Available
  • Willing
  • Helpful
  • Reliable
  • Hard-working
  • Flexible
  • Humble
  • Supportive

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Special mailings, assemble bulletins, on-call support for various ministries, building and grounds maintenance, Communion Preparation Team, pew maintenance, library volunteer, Sunday School office volunteer, special event setup and cleanup

This gift belongs to the category ASSISTANCE. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts in this category: Helps, Hospitality, Mercy, Prayer.

Cautions for people with this gift: remembering that doing practical deeds is a spiritual contribution to the body of Christ; finding it difficult to say “no” because of the desire to support others.