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Our Spiritual Gift Ministryís mission is to enable every member of St. Davidís to discern and use their spiritual gifts in order that they can be authentic, joyful, active participants in Godís mission at St. Davidís, in our community and in the world.
What are spiritual gifts?
"We cannot be ourselves unless we are true to our gifts." - Elizabeth O'Connor
What are you passionate about? What would you stay up late talking about? The answers to these questions are clues to discovering your spiritual gifts.
Spiritual gifts are:
The concept of spiritual gifts is rooted in the New Testament. Perhaps the most well-known references are the lists of gifts in Ephesians 4: "Some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers..." as well as I Corinthians 12:7, which states, "To each has been given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."
We believe that God has created each of us in a unique way and gives each of us unique gifts. These gifts include not only the scriptural lists, but also our talents, personalities, passions, strengths and weaknesses, life experiences, and learning and motivational styles. God calls each of us by name in a personal and individual way. Our task as Christians is to claim, nurture and use our gifts for the service of the world. In this way we show Godís love in the world as well as grow personally and spiritually. As we live authentically and passionately we live into Godís imagination for our lives.
"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the worldís deep hunger meet." - Frederick Buechner