Bible Term: Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual gifts are abilities and powers that Jesus gives to each of his followers, as he sees fit for the effective functioning of his church. Three key passages about spiritual gifts are 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12:4-8, and Ephesians 4:7-13.

A list of the gifts are:

  • administration / ruling
  • apostleship / pioneering
  • craftsmanship
  • creative communication
  • discernment
  • encouraging / exhorting
  • evangelism
  • faith
  • giving
  • healing
  • hospitality
  • intercession
  • interpretation
  • knowledge
  • leadership
  • miracles
  • pastor / shepherding
  • prophecy / perceiving
  • serving / ministry
  • showing mercy
  • teaching
  • tongues
  • wisdom