Discover God's Unique Design For You (Your Gifts Series)
:An indispensable companion to the Your Gifts Spiritual Gifts Survey, this book takes an in-depth look at each of the nine team gifts. Perfect for use in small groups, this dynamic new book reveals steps to nurture and activate your...
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:An indispensable companion to the Your Gifts Spiritual Gifts Survey, this book takes an in-depth look at each of the nine team gifts. Perfect for use in small groups, this dynamic new book reveals steps to nurture and activate your gift in practical ways. You will learn about the potential roadblocks that can inhibit your gift, as well as pitfalls to avoid going forward. God created you with purpose and passion?learn how you can take the gifts He has given you and use them to advance His Kingdom in ways you never imagined. It's time to go deeper?it is time to discover how God uniquely designed and gifted you, and become the person He created you to be. Includes: 192-page paperback including the Your Gifts Spiritual Gifts Survey so readers can discover their spiritual gifts as they learn how to use them more effectively.
Gilbert is founder and chairman of Ephesians Four Ministries, parent organization of Church Growth Institute.
- :foreword By Elmer Towns</br>how To Use This Book</br>part I: Understanding The Team Gifts</br>1. Eight Reasons Why Every Christian Should Know Their Spiritual Gift</br>2. What Is A Spiritual Gift?</br>3. Spiritual Gifts And Their Relationship To God's Will</br>4. Spiritual Gifts And Their Relationship To The Believer</br>5. Team Ministry</br>6. The Gift Of Evangelism And Its Relationship To Evangelism</br>7. Abusing The Team Gifts</br>8. How To Discover Your Spiritual Gift</br>part Ii: Activating The Team Gifts</br> 9. The Evangelist</br>10. The Prophet</br>11. The Teacher</br>12. The Exhorter</br>13. The Shepherd</br>14. The Mercy-shower</br>15. The Server</br>16. The Giver</br>17. The Administrator</br>your Gifts Survey</br>do You Want To Know Christ?</br>bibliography
:GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR GIFTS
We must do more than learn the definitions, characteristics and principles of
spiritual gifts; we must put them into practice in daily living and service for God.
Therefore, at the close of every chapter you will find a section titled Next Steps.
In this wrap-up section, a conclusion is drawn from the material presented in the
chapter. The purpose of this section is to help you understand how to personally
and practically apply that chapter in your life and church. As you work through
this book, be sure to ask God to guide you in identifying, understanding, and
using your spiritual gifts for His purpose and glory.
The book is split into two parts:
Part 1 ? Chapters 1-8 cover the practical description and understanding
of Team-oriented spiritual gifts.
Part 2 ? In Chapters 9-17, each of the nine spiritual gifts is covered
in depth. You will learn how to activate your particular gift(s) in
your own life, and to encourage others to unlock their spiritual gifts
This book is meant to be written in! In particular, we strongly encourage you to
take the Your Gifts Spiritual Gifts Survey on page 171 before reading the book. By
taking the survey and discovering your dominant spiritual gift (and secondary
gifts) first, you will gain deeper understanding of the material, and discover the
tools for activating your gifts for greatest impact.
As you will see, each chapter also includes two study options:
For Personal Reflection questions to help you internalize the
principles shared. Discuss during your small group, or encourage
students to study at home on their own (depending upon time
For Group Discussion questions are intended for use in a Sunday
school, small group, or home group setting. Approach your church's
leaders about starting a small group, or start a group on your own,
using the principles and tools provided in the chapters. In both
question sections, you will see space for writing. Please write in this
Excerpted from the introduction "How to Use This Book," pp. 7-8, YOUR GIFTS: Discover God's Unique Design for You, by Larry Gilbert. Copyright 2015 ChurchGrowth.org.