Spiritual Gift Definitions

Administration/ Ruling:  This is the gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to organize, administrate and promote the various affairs of the local church ministry to direct them effectively. A local church cannot grow beyond a certain point without the ministry of these individuals.  See I Corinthians 12:28, Romans 12:8, Titus 1:4-5

 

Discernment: This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to know without a doubt where a statement or behavior is of God, Satan, or man.

See I Corinthians 12:10, Acts 5:3-6, Acts 16:16-18, I John 4:1

 

Evangelism:  This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables particular Christians to share the Gospel to unbelievers and burdens Christians about soul-winning. All Christians are called to witness for Christ whether they have this gift or not.

See Ephesians 4:11, Acts 8:5-12, Acts 21:8, Acts 8:26-40, Matthew 28:18-20

 

Exhortation: This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to deliver challenging and encouraging words.  

See Romans 12:8, Acts 11:23-24, Acts 14:21-22, Acts15:32

 

Faith:  This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit provides Christians with great confidence to believe and expect great things from God.  

See I Corinthians 12:9, Romans 5:1, Romans 12:3, Hebrews 11

 

Giving: This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to accumulate and give large amounts of their finances to the glory of God.

See Romans 12:8, Acts 4:32-37, Galatians 4:15, Philippians 4:10-18, II Corinthians 8:1-5

 

Helps/Serving/Ministering:  This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit empowers certain Christian to render practical help in both physical and spiritual matters. Serving one another, like evangelism, is a calling of all Christians, but there are some who have a special desire to serve and receive great blessing from it.

See Romans 12:7, I Corinthians 12:28, Galatians 6:1-2

 

Knowledge:  This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit gives certain Christians the supernatural ability to understand God’s Word and to effectively communicate it to others.

See I Corinthians 12:8

 

Mercy:  This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to minister to and have compassion for those who are suffering or afflicted.

See Romans 12:8, Luke 10:30-37

 

Pastor: This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to preach and teach the Word of god and to take responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a body of believers.  See Ephesians 4:11, I Peter 5:1-11

 

Teaching: This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables particular Christians to communicate and clarify the details and truths of God’s Word for others to learn.

See Romans 12:7, Ephesians 4:11

 

Wisdom:  This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit empowers particular Christians with a supernatural understanding of God’s Word and the will to apply it to life situations.

See I Corinthians 12:8, James 3:13-17