Spiritual Gifts

In American Baptist life, all persons are considered to have spiritual gifts that equip them for particular ministries within and through the life of the church. While the congregation is led by the ordained clergy, all are called to contribute to the various ministries that exist within the life of the church and throughout the community. 

What is My Gift?

If one questions what one's spiritual gifts might be there are testing materials to help sort out those decisions. As one begins to use their spiritual gifts there are usually three things that happen:

  1. The person will be effective at what they do
  2. Their effectiveness will be visible to others
  3. The person will experience joy and satisfaction for the ministry they've shared

There are many references within Holy Scripture to a great variety of spiritual gifts, including:

  • Teaching
  • Hospitality
  • Leadership
  • Preaching
  • Craftsmanship
  • Prayer
  • Encouragement
  • Giving
  • Volunteering

We are always happy to talk with individuals about discovering their spiritual gifts and/or how to use them through ministry. Please view our Staff Directory to email a member of our staff, or Contact Us at anytime to reqest more information.