What are your spiritual gifts?

body of Christ

How can you use your talents for ministry?

God has given all of us unique gifts and talents to be used for the glory of His kingdom. Sometimes, though, it is difficult to know exactly where your talents fit into an established ministry. Many times we are plagued by insecurities and doubts about our own abilities. Sometimes we are just overwhelmed with the choices and decline to get involved. And other times, we are afraid to speak up when we see a need.
 
In the book of 1 Corinthians, Paul described the church as thus: “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ…God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-20)
We are all a part of the body of Christ. We all have a specific role to play. We are all different, but needed just the same. 
 
In order to alleviate some fears and to help everyone get plugged in where they will fit best, we have provided a Spiritual Gifts Survey. This is a short questionnaire in which you will rate a series of statements as to how much or little they apply to you. This is not a test! No one will criticize or scrutinize your responses; this is for YOU only. Click on the link below to begin:
Online Spiritual Gifts Test Assessment (provided by the Ministry Tools Resource Center)
 

Prefer a hard copy? Click to download: Spiritual Gifts Survey

Once you have completed the questionnaire, calculate your score based on your responses. Each question of the survey corresponds to a specific spiritual gift, and the higher the score, the more you identify with the gift. For an explanation of each spiritual gift, click here.
 
Here at Riverwood, there are many ways to use your spiritual gifts to serve in ministry. You may be surprised by the results of your survey–that’s great! How wonderful to discover new aspects of your spirituality. In other cases, you may get the expected results, but not realize how many ministries in which you would be a great addition. You can find a list of Riverwood’s ministries with corresponding spiritual gifts here.

Children’s Ministry

Leadership
Administration
Teaching
Knowledge
Wisdom
Prophecy
Shepherding
Faith 
Evangelism

Cleaning/Maintenance

Service/Helps
Giving
Hospitality

Elevate

Leadership
Administration
Teaching
Knowledge
Wisdom
Prophecy
Shepherding
Faith
Evangelism
Apostleship

Meals Ministry

Exhortation
Service/Helps
Mercy
Giving
Hospitality

Media and Technology

Leadership
Administration
Teaching
Knowledge
Service/Helps

Mission Outreach

Leadership
Teaching
Knowledge
Discernment
Exhortation
Shepherding
Faith
Evangelism
Apostleship
Service/Helps
Mercy
Giving

Music and Drama

Leadership
Teaching
Knowledge
Exhortation
Shepherding
Evangelism

Prayer Team

Teaching
Knowledge
Wisdom
Prophecy
Discernment
Exhortation
Shepherding
Faith
Evangelism
Mercy

Service Lead

Leadership
Exhortation
Shepherding
Hospitality

Treats/Cafe

Service/Helps
Hospitality

Ushering

Administration
Discernment
Exhortation
Faith
Evangelism
Hospitality

Visitation

Exhortation
Shepherding
Faith
Service/Helps
Mercy
Giving
Hospitality

Welcome Ministry

Discernment
Exhortation
Shepherding
Faith
Evangelism
Hospitality
 
 
 
Still not sure what to do? Talk to someone! The staff and ministry leads at Riverwood are caring and compassionate people who want what is best for our fellowship (and they are not scary at all!). Give someone a call, send an email, strike up a conversation–they will be eager to talk to you! 
 
 
 
 
God is calling ALL of us to serve–will you answer?