Activity: Discussing Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts


To understand and explore the concept of spiritual gifts

and how they can be used to serve the church and others.

Materials Needed:

• Bible

• 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

His purpose.

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

them effectively.

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

to serve.

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.