1. What is your understanding of tithing and giving as per
the Bible? Discuss the Old Testament requirement of giving
ten percent and the New Testament standard of grace-filled
2. How does your current giving reflect your spiritual health and
commitment to the mission of the Church?
3. What do you think of when you hear the word “sacrifice” in
the context of giving? Discuss the concept of sacrificial giving as
demonstrated in Mark 12:41-44 and the Old Testament offerings.
4. How can you be involved in giving beyond just tithing?
Discuss the role of offerings and supporting ministries within
and outside the church.
5. What are spiritual gifts and why are they important for the
6. How does using our spiritual gifts benefit the Church, honor
God, and help us grow in our faith?
7. Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? If not, what steps
could you take to discover them?
8. How can you use your spiritual gifts to serve the Church?
Objective: To understand and explore the concept of spiritual gifts
and how they can be used to serve the church and others.
• Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Prepare Your Heart as a Leader:
Before diving into the topic of spiritual gifts, take a moment to pray
together with the disciple. Ask God to guide your conversation
and reveal the spiritual gifts that He has bestowed upon them.
Emphasize the importance of approaching this activity with
openness and a desire to learn.
Introducing Spiritual Gifts:
Explain the concept of spiritual gifts to the disciple. Share that
spiritual gifts are special abilities given by God to believers to serve
others and build up the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:7). Clarify
that every believer has at least one spiritual gift, and these gifts
are not based on merit but are given by God’s grace according to
Reading and Discussing Scripture:
Read together relevant passages about spiritual gifts, such as 1
Corinthians 12:4-11, Romans 12:6-8, and Ephesians 4:11-13. Take the
time to discuss what each passage reveals about spiritual gifts,
their diversity, and their purpose in the church.
Taking the Spiritual Gifts Assessment:
Have the disciple complete a Spiritual Gifts Assessment (as
provided by Lifeway or any other suitable assessment). Allow
them to answer the questions honestly and thoughtfully. Once
completed, review the results together.
Understanding the Results:
Go through the results of the assessment with the disciple. Discuss
the spiritual gifts identified and their potential implications for
their service in the church and community. Encourage them to
ask any questions they may have about their gifts or how to use
Exploring Ministry Opportunities:
Based on the identified spiritual gifts, explore various ministry
opportunities within the church where the disciple’s gifts could
be utilized. Discuss the different areas of service and encourage
them to consider where they feel most passionate and equipped
Praying for Guidance:
Take a moment to pray together, asking God for guidance and
wisdom as the disciple seeks to use their spiritual gifts for His
glory. Pray for opportunities to serve and for the Holy Spirit’s
empowerment in their ministry.
Closing the Activity:
Remind the disciple that discovering their spiritual gifts is an
ongoing journey. Encourage them to continue seeking God’s
guidance, being open to new opportunities, and growing in their
understanding and use of their gifts. Reiterate that serving with
their spiritual gifts brings fulfillment and joy as they play a vital
role in the body of Christ.