What We Believe – By Dan Dick

Over the years, my thinking around spiritual giftedness has evolved in one essential and significant way: Almost all the early spiritual gifts materials held the institutional church at the center. In other words, we are gifted to support the church. What I have come to realize is that we are not gifted because of the church; rather, the church exists because we are gifted. Instead of identifying spiritual gifts as a way to place men and women on committees or councils, we should form committees and councils that enable people to discover, develop, and live from their gifts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We do not serve the church; we are the church — gifted by God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and called to live from our gifts in the world.

Spiritual gifts among a group of people have synergy. Gifts are given to individuals for the common good, but they are most powerful when they are linked together. When a person possessing the gift of knowledge joins a gifted teacher, amazing things can happen. Gifted healers find a new level of ministry when linked with those possessing the gift of compassion or miracles. Leaders complement administrators; evangelists empower apostles; the wise benefit the prophets; discernment builds faith. Spiritual gifts provide us with an incredible kaleidoscope of mix-and-match possibilities. Living from our gifts allows us to form wondrous networks of spiritual power for the building of communities grounded in love, peace, mercy, acceptance, and grace.
 
 

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