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Spiritual Gifts

ImageOur 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:

  • Given by God for the common good: God gives us spiritual gifts to use them for the common good.
  • Inclusive: Everyone is gifted.
  • Flexible: Gifts, and our passion to grow and use them, can change over time.
  • Tied to authenticity and passion: God did not put us here to do work which is miserable for us, but rather to use our gifts in ways we love, for the service of God and the world.

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.

We invite you to explore ministry opportunities at St. David's which match your interests and passions. E-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for information about how you can get connected.

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the worldís deep hunger meet." - Frederick Buechner

 

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