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Spiritual Gifts

Who Has Spiritual Gifts?

Each Christian has at least one spiritual gift. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:7 “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” If you read in 1 Corinthians 12:7 it says “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” Then in verse 11 it states “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” These passages of scripture confirm that each of us has a spritual gift, if not more than one.

It takes several individual parts to make up the church body. You are a special member of the body of Christ and your part is needed to make the church successful in its ministries for the church members as well as the community it serves. As a member of the body God already has plans for your spiritual gifts. He has an expectation that you would listen to His calling and to use the gifts He has given you. 

 

What Are Your Spiritual Gifts?

Not sure where you should share your gifts? Need assistance in understanding where your strengths lie? Take the spiritual gifts assessment to help you better understand where you can best serve. You should pray for discernment prior to taking the assessment.

Discovering and exercising your God-given spiritual gifts allows you to experience maximum fulfillment with minimum frustration in your Christian life and ministry. For that reason, we are pleased to offer this personal Spiritual Gifts Survey to individuals, churches, ministries and organizations.

Spiritual Gifts Assessment Survey- (online)

Spiritual Gifts Assessment Survey - (Printable)

Once you have identified your Spiritual Gift(s), you can learn more about what the gift entails and how it can best be used by reviewing the Spiritual Gifts descriptions. You should review the descriptions and then be ready to serve in the area where your gifts can best shine!

Spiritual Gifts Descriptions

 


Fondren Ministry Councils

Fondren has ministry areas in which your gifts can be used to serve. We have divided our ministries into 10 different councils, organized by the areas of work within the church. Our councils are listed below, along with the mission & responsibility and the associated ministry departments. To learn more about what the responsiblities are for each ministry department, you can review the Ministries Responsibilities descriptions.

 
Worship Team

Mission: To Turn Seekers to Worshippers
Responsibility: To Organize and Execute the Worship Service
Ministries:

  • Elders
  • Deacons
  • Deaconness
  • Ushers
  • Music Ministry
  • Audio/Visual Ministry

Fellowship Team

Mission: To Turn Worshippers into Members
Responsibility: To strengthen connections among church members
                         To incorporate new members into the church family
Ministries:

  • Family Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Men's Ministries
  • Single's Ministries
  • Greeters 
  • Hospitality
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Social Committee

Discipleship Team

Mission: To Turn Members into Disciples
Responsibility: To educate the church about spiritual growth habits
                         To organize Discipleship Services, Prayer Meetings & Baptisms
Ministries:

  • Bible Instruction
  • Health & Temperance Ministry
  • Message Magazine
  • Personal Ministry
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Religious Ministry
  • Sabbath School

Ministry Team

Mission: To Turn Disciples into Ministers
Responsibility: Spiritual Gifts
                         Outreach Ministries
Ministries:

  • Community Services
  • Disability Ministry
  • Education Ministry
  • Excel Adventist Academy
  • ABC Store
  • Prison Ministry

Pastoral Care Team

Mission: To provide emotional and spiritual support to those who experience joys, victories, pain, suffering, or loss
Responsibility: Visitation, Counseling, Small Group Ministries, Prayer Ministry
Ministries:       

  • Pastoral Staff
  • Elders
  • Deacons
  • Deaconness

Finance Council

Mission: To ensure a solid financial entity
Responsibility: To prepare the operating budget
                         Advisory to the church board on the management of church funds
Ministries:

  • Finance Committee
  • Internal Auditor
  • Stewardship
  • Treasury

Youth Council

Mission: To address the specialized needs of Fondren's Youth and their friends to incorporate them into the membership
Responsibility: To foster spiritual gifts habits
                         To develop leadership skills
                         To nurture healthy relationships
                         To mobilize and empower youth for service
Ministries:

  • Adventist Youth Society (AYS)
  • Pathfinders
  • Bible Bowl

Young Adult Council

Mission: To address the specialized needs of Fondren's Young Adults and their friends to incorporate them into the membership
Responsibility: To foster spiritual gifts habits
                         To develop leadership skills
                         To nurture healthy relationships
                         To mobilize and empower young adults for service
Ministries:

  • Young Adult Ministry

Children's Council

Mission: To address the specialized needs of Fondren's Children and their friends to incorporate them into the membership
Responsibility: To foster spiritual gifts habits
                         To develop leadership skills
                         To nurture healthy relationships
                         To mobilize and empower youth for service
Ministries:

  • Adventurers
  • Children's Ministry

Administration Council

Mission: To oversee the daily operation of the church as authorized by the church and delegated by the Pastor
Responsibility: To foster best practice among the ministry teams
Ministries:       

  • Elders
  • Deacon
  • Deaconness
  • Church Clerk