Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (2 Corinthians 12:4-7)
Benefit #2: Find and exercise your spiritual gift.
If the spiritual gifts series left you wondering what indeed your gift was (besides the gift of faith of which we all have) then you might be quite blessed to “try out” the Children’s Ministry (CM).
I always thought I was gifted in administration. One year my husband and I once worked a class together. Brad was quite squeamish about teaching, so I always taught. His job was to chat with the children while the families signed in, check homework, get the next week’s homework assigned, and clean up the craft while the rest of the class was at worship. He made it look so easy! When Brad left for the men’s retreat I thought, “No problem. I already teach and I’m good with keeping papers straight, so I’ve got this one in the bag.”
I was honestly shocked at how bad I was when taking over Brad’s job as well as teaching. I felt like I was walking around in circles! He was my missing puzzle piece while gone, as he had a gift that I couldn’t replicate.
We feel the same way about you. We need men and women who have the gift of compassion, the gift of teaching, the gift of wisdom, the gift of service, etc. We need your gift acted out in the Church and your opportunity might just be waiting for you in the CM! We invite you to come find out.
PS. During the lesson of the Israelites crossing over the Red Sea a little boy got up on his knees with excitement and started waving his hand in the air. When called on he almost bounced with elation as he yelled, “And then the king chased after the people with his chariots and his… horses! And… his… TANKS!
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