If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior,
then you have been given a Grace Gift from the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 teaches...
"4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good."
So do you know the gifting God has given to you for His Church?
Below is a link to a Spiritual Grace Gifts Inventory, developed by Walt Russell from the book called "Sustainable Church". We invite you to take this brief test to help you discover your gift, and then please share the results with your local church leadership so you can confirm it and begin using it!
This is a great book to read if you want to understand more about the principles found in the scripture that have shaped the formation of The Church. It is an excellent Biblically based explanation for why we are using a Team Pastoring/Shepherding approach to church leadership but even more than that it explains the importance of every member's role in the building up of the Body of Christ.
If you want to know what kind of church we are being modeled after here at The Church, well then you need to read this book by Pastor Rick Bunschuh from Kauai Christian Fellowship, and then you will get a better picture. Just be prepared to have both your Church and your world rock! Get ready, "now for something completely different!"
Interview with Walt Russell, author of the book "Sustainable Church"