Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ. No one is without gift or purpose.
Spiritual gifts are not our talents or skills. They are the grace of God at work within us, empowering us to match our deep passions with the world’s deep need. The gifts are given to individuals, but they are given to build and strengthen community and to meet the needs of those around us.
Begin the journey. Discover your gifts. Talk about your gifts with others. Strive together to understand your gifts and how you can use them to serve God, neighbor, and world. You have been gifted. You have been given a purpose.
(Above taken from UMC.org. Original here)
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Here are two resources available to you to help you discern your spiritual gifts.
- The UMC offers an online assessment here.
- You may also work through this booklet, published by United Methodist Discipleship Ministries.
If you need further help identifying your Spiritual Gifts, or if you would like guidance on how you might use your gifts in ministry, contact the Adult Ministries Office (GroupLife@firstumc.org or 863-686-3163).