Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:27-31
How do you fit in the body of Christ? The church, God’s community of kingdom people in the world, is meant to be the evidence of God’s plan to reconcile all things in Jesus, and to make his wise and loving rule known in the world. If you have put your faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, you are meant to be a part of that plan.
God empowers his people by his Spirit, to give gifts of grace in order for us to accomplish his mission in the world. There are a number of gifts listed in the New Testament (Rom. 12, 1 Cor. 12-14, Eph. 4), and they offer us a great place to start, to determine how each of us can be a part of God’s call for his church.
Here at New Hope Community Church we are using Group Publishing’s Spiritual Gifts Discovery tool to help discovery people’s giftings and deploy them in the service of the church. Click the link below and you can begin the process of identifying areas of strengths and opportunities to serve.