Whatever inventory you choose for either yourself or a corporate ministry, keep two things in mind. First, remember the key purposes of the gifts - serving in love Romans 12 1 Corinthians 13) and glorifying God (1 Peter 4:10). Second, don’t simply rely on a spiritual gifts inventory to tell you how God has gifted you. Get feedback from other believers. Thus we can fulfill the admonition of Hebrews Hebrews 10:24-25, motivating one another one toward love and good deeds.

Choose to develop your spiritual intelligence. Then you can both know your gifts and help others know theirs.

Stanley J. Ward is the Director of Campus Life and Ministry at The Brook Hill School in Bullard, TX. He is also author of  Worldview Conversations: How to Share Your Faith and Keep Your Friends.

Publication Date: June 18, 2012