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When discerning the gifts of the Holy Spirit:

  1. Ask God for guidance and wisdom to find your place in the Church’s ministry.

  2. Your life experience can be a good guide to find your interest and abilities.

  3. Be mindful of the needs of your Church. Sometimes, God will call you to minister – serve – in places you might not prefer. The calling may be temporary or long term.

  4. Be ready, willing, and courageous. Obedience is challenging.

  5. Listen to the encouragement, wisdom, and guidance of other members of the body of Christ.

  6. Be prayerful about finding God’s will for you.

©2012 Rose Publishing

Gifts and Explanations:

Charisms of the Holy Spirit as identified and defined in The Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory

by Sherry Weddell

The Charism of … Administration – empowers a Christian to be an effective channel of God’s wisdom by providing the planning and coordination needed to accomplish good things.

Celibacy – empowers a Christian to be most fulfilled and spiritually fruitful by remaining unmarried and celibate for the sake of Christ.

Craftsmanship – empowers a Christian to be an effective channel of God’s goodness to others through artistic or creative work that beautifies and/or orders the physical world.

Discernment of Spirits – empowers a Christian to be an effective channel of God’s wisdom by accurately perceiving a divine or demonic presence in certain people, places or things.

Encouragement – empowers a Christian to be an effective channel of God’s love – nurturing others through his or her presence and words of comfort, encouragement, and counsel.

Evangelism – empowers a Christian to be an effective channel of God’s love by sharing the faith with others in a way that draws them to become disciples of Jesus and responsible members of his Church.

Faith – empowers a Christian to be an effective agent of God’s purposes through an unusual trust in the love, power, and provision of God and a remarkable freedom to act on this trust.

Giving – empowers a Christian to be a cheerful channel of God’s provision by giving with exceptional generosity to those in need.

Healing – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s love through which God cures illness and restores health when healing is unlikely to occur quickly or to happen at all.

Helps – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s goodness by using his or her talents and chrisms to enable other individuals to serve God and people more effectively.

Hospitality – empowers a Christian to be a generous channel of God’s love by warmly welcoming and caring for those in need of food, shelter, and friendship.

Intercessory Prayer – empowers the intense prayer of a Christian for others to be the means by which God’s love and deliverance reaches those in need.

Knowledge – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s truth through diligent study and intellectual activity that enables us to better understand God, ourselves, and the universe.

Leadership – empowers a Christian to be an agent of God’s purposes by sharing a compelling vision of a better future with others and by directing the overall efforts of a group as they work together to make the vision a reality.

Mercy – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s love through practical deeds of compassion that relieve the distress of those who suffer and help them experience God’s love.

Missionary – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s goodness to others by effectively and joyfully using their charisms in a second culture.

Music – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s creative goodness to others through writing or performing music for the delight of others and the praise of God.

Pastoring – empowers a Christian to be an effective channel of God’s love and build Christian community by nurturing the relationships and long-term spiritual growth of a group.

Prophecy – empowers a Christian to be a channel of divine truth and wisdom by communicating a word or call of God to individuals or a group through inspired words or actions.

Service – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s purposes by recognizing the logistical gaps or unmet needs that can prevent good things from happening, and by personally doing whatever it takes to solve the problem and meet the need.

Teaching – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s truth and wisdom by enabling others to learn information and skills that help them reach their fullest spiritual and personal potential.

Voluntary Poverty – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s loving presence by living a life of cheerful, voluntary simplicity or poverty in order to identify with Jesus and the poor.

Wisdom – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s goodness through remarkable insight that enables him or her to come up with creative solutions to specific problems and make good decisions.

Writing – empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s creativity by using words to create works of truth or beauty that reflect the fullness of human experience and bring glory to God.

 

 

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.  To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.”  1 Corinthians 12:4-7

 

 

SLDM Save the Date: “Called and Gifted Workshop”

February 6-7, 2015 in Craig Willy Hall

Friday, February 6, 7pm-9pm

Saturday, February 7, 9am-4pm

Presenter: Mary Sharon Moore

 

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Sandy Staton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or ext 240

 

Resource: www.siena.org

 


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