Spiritual Gifts

Specific Places of Service for Using Your Spiritual Gifts

We're excited to have you use your God-given gifts at POPLC!
It's as easy as 1-2-3! 

We know it's difficult to know where to start! So we've put together this resource to help you get going!



  1. Fill out the survey provided during the serving challenge. If you haven't done it yet - that's ok! It's linked: HERE
  2. Using the list below, look up your top three spiritual gifts. You'll get a short description and ways you can use that gift here at POPLC!
  3. You can either request more information or volunteer directly using this link or, if you have multiple areas of interest, just fill out the “Let’s Connect” form below and we'll put you in touch with the leaders of each ministry!  
Spiritual Gifts

ADMINISTRATION
Description

The divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks.1 Corinthians 12:28

Areas of Service

Almost any ministry in the church needs some organization behind the scenes. You could volunteer in the church office, manage supplies for the children’s ministry or help check-in students to small groups.


Ways to Serve at POPLC
APOSTLESHIP
Description

The divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and ministries through planting, overseeing, and training. Ephesians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 12:28

Areas of Service

Apostles are pioneers and are the perfect folks to help get a new ministry or project off the ground. They love a challenge!


Ways to Serve at POPLC

    DISCERNMENT
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehoods and to distinguish between right and wrong motives and situations. 1 Corinthians 12:10

    Areas of Service

    These folks are great for the security team! They can also make a big impact if you have leadership teams that help give oversight to various ministries of the church or teams that minister out in the community such as a benevolence ministry.


    Ways to Serve at POPLC
    ENCOURAGEMENT/EXHORTATION
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to encourage others through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth. Romans 12:8

    Areas of Service

    Folks with the gift of encouragement are great just about everywhere, but can make a special impact working on a host team making the first impression for your church. Encouragers can also encourage online through a social media team.


    Ways to Serve at POPLC
    EVANGELISM
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to becoming a born again Christian. Ephesians 4:11

    Areas of Service

    Most folks think door-to-door witnessing but evangelists are also perfect for working with youth, who are often at a critical juncture in their faith.


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    FAITH
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life. Romans 12:8

    Areas of Service

    Like evangelism, people with the gift of faith are great working with teenagers, believing in them when many teenagers don’t believe in themselves. People with the gift of faith are also critically important to any recovery ministry your church might have.


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    GIVING
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give it by tithes and offerings for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. Romans 12:8

    Areas of Service

    People with the gift of giving are great serving in the community on behalf of the church because their generosity to others beautifully represents the generosity of God. Also if you have any team creating framework or accelerating the giving within the church, people with the gift of giving are naturals here.


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    HOSPITALITY
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to warmly welcome and care for others. 1 Peter 4:9

    Areas of Service

    People with this gift have the ability to make visitors, guests, and strangers feel at ease. They often use their home to entertain guests. They tend to Integrate new members into the body.


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    KNOWLEDGE
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to understand and bring clarity to situations and circumstances often accompanied by a word from God. 1 Corinthians 12:8

    Areas of Service

    People with knowledge make incredible Bible teachers in small group or classroom settings. Knowledge can also be useful in specific fields such as a medical response team or working with production or audio/visual.


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    LEADERSHIP
    Description

    The divine strength or influence people at their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture, vision, or idea. Romans 12:8

    Areas of Service

    Like the gift of encouragement leaders are beneficial in every ministry of the church. The key is to identify people with the gift of leadership and give them meaningful opportunities to lead.


    Ways to Serve at POPLC
    MERCY
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to feel empathy and to care for those who are hurting in any way. Romans 12:8

    Areas of Service

    Folks with the gift of mercy are great working with young children, ministering in the community through outreach, or even working with senior adults, the sick and the elderly.


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    PROPHECY
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to boldly speak and bring clarity to scriptural and doctrinal truth, in some cases foretelling God’s plan. 1 Corinthians 12:10

    Areas of Service

    People with the gift of prophecy can bring a divine power to a prayer team or prayer ministry. In many cases prophets can be incredible teachers, bringing clarity to issues that seem confusing to most. There is no gray with prophets, only black and white, right and wrong.


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    SERVICE/HELPS
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to do small or great tasks in working for the overall good of the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:28, Romans 12:7

    Areas of Service

    Like the gift of leadership those with service are beneficial in every area of the church. The key difference is they want to be behind-the-scenes. If you have a team of folks that sets up or breaks down chairs, does maintenance or small construction projects within the church, operates sound boards or video cameras, basically anything where there is no spotlight, these servants thrive.


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    SHEPHERDING
    Description

    The gift of shepherding is manifested in persons who look out for the spiritual welfare of others. Although pastors, like shepherds, do care for members of the church, this gift is not limited to a pastor or staff member. Ephesians 4:11

    Areas of Service

    The gift of shepherding is the gift of mentoring and providing spiritual guidance to others to help them develop in the discipleship and faith formation. Shepherds take an active and individualized interest in the life of faith of others. Shepherds share from their own faith journey to make the way easier for others.


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    TEACHING
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to study and learn from the Scriptures primarily to bring understanding and depth to other Christians. Ephesians 4:11

    Areas of Service

    Teachers obviously make incredible small group leaders and large group teachers and preachers. Any ministry or program where the Bible is taught, you want someone with the gift of teaching to have the microphone in their hand.


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    WISDOM
    Description

    The divine strength or ability to apply the truths of Scripture in a practical way, producing the fruitful outcome and character of Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:8

    Areas of Service

    Like the gift of discernment, people with wisdom are incredible on leadership teams that give oversight to the church. Whether it’s serving on a board, with a team of elders, on a Personnel Team (or however else you slice it), people with wisdom are the ones you want pointing your church forward into the future.


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