Administration

The God-given ability to understand what makes an organization function, and the special ability to plan and carry out processes that accomplish the goals of a ministry (1 Corinthians 12:28; Acts 6:1-7; Exodus 18:13-26).

Apostleship

The God-given ability to start and oversee the development of new churches or ministry structures (1 Corinthians 12:28-29; Ephesians 4:11-12; Romans 1:5; Acts 13:2-3).

Craftsmanship

The God-given ability to creatively design and/or build items to be used for ministry (Exodus 31:3, 35:31-35; Acts 9:36-39; 2 Kings 22:5-6).

Creative Communication

The God-given ability to communicate God’s truth through a variety of art forms (Psalms 150:3-5; 2 Samuel 6:14-15; Mark 4:2, 33).

Discernment

The God-given ability to distinguish between truth and error. It is able to discern the spirits, differentiating between good and evil, right and wrong (1 Corinthians 12:10; Acts 5:1-4; Matthew 16:21-23).

Encouragement

The God-given ability to present truth so as to strengthen, comfort, or urge to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith (Romans 12:8; Acts 11:22-24, 15:30-32).

Evangelism

The God-given ability to effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship (Ephesians 4:11; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 19:1-10).

Faith

The God-given ability to act on God’s promises with unwavering belief in God’s ability to fulfill His promises (1 Corinthians 12:9, 13:2; Hebrews 11:1; Romans 4:18-21).

Giving

The God-given ability to contribute money and resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality (freedom). People with this gift do not ask, “How much do I need to give to God” but “How much do I need to live on?” (Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 6:8; Luke 21:1-4).

Healing

The God-given ability to be God’s means for restoring people to wholeness (1 Corinthians 12:9, 12:28, 12:30; Acts 3:1-16; Mark 2:1-12).

Helps

The God-given ability to accomplish practical and necessary tasks that free up, support and meet the needs of others (1 Corinthians 12:28; Romans 12:7; Acts 6:1-4; Romans 16:1-2).

Hospitality

The God-given ability to care for people by providing community, food and shelter (1 Peter 4:9-10; Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:1-2).

Intercession

The God-given ability to consistently pray on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results (Romans 8:26-27; John 17:9-26; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Colossians 1:9-12, 4:12-13).

Interpretation of Tongues

The God-given ability to make known to the Body of Christ the message of one who is speaking in tongues (1 Corinthians 12:10, 14:5, 14:26-28).

Knowledge

The God-given ability to bring truth to the body through a revelation or biblical insight (1 Corinthians 12:8; Mark 2:6-8; John 1:45-50).

Leadership

The God-given ability to cast vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God (Romans 12:8; Hebrews 13:7; Luke 22:25-26).

Mercy

The God-given ability to cheerfully and practically help those who are suffering or in need, compassion moved to action (Romans 12:8; Matthew 5:7; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 10:25-37).

Miracles

The God-given ability to confirm the ministry and message of God through supernatural interventions that glorify Him (1 Corinthians 12:10, 12:28-29; John 2:1-11; Luke 5:1-11).

Prophesy

The God-given ability to reveal truth and proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, and repentance to edification (Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 12:28, 13:2; 2 Peter 1:19-21).

Shepherding

The God-given ability to nurture, care for, and guide people toward ongoing spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 5-14; John 10:1-18).

Teaching

The God-given ability to understand, clearly explain and apply the Word of God, causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of listeners (Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 12:28-29; Acts 18:24-28; 2 Timothy 2:2).

Tongues

The God-given ability to speak, worship or pray in a language unknown to the speaker. People with this gift may receive a spontaneous message from God that is made known to His Body through the gift of interpretation (1 Corinthians 12:10, 12:28-30, 13:1, 14:1-33; Acts 2:1-11).

Wisdom

The God-given ability to apply spiritual truth effectively to meet a need in a specific situation (1 Corinthians 12:8, 2:3-14; James 3:13-18; Jeremiah 9:23-24).