The Spiritual Gift of Administration
A Spiritual Gift Definition by AssessME.org
The spiritual gift of administration is the special ability to effectively manage the affairs of the church and its respective ministries. People with the gift of Administration are highly effective at implementing and sustaining the mission and goals of the organization. Administrators tend to focus more on achieving goals and objectives rather than nurturing people. Like Timothy in Philippians 2:19-22, Administrators can be self-sacrificing for the welfare of the mission organization. They tend to believe that the ministry and all its’ people will be served best when the ministry organization functions optimally. Acts 6:1-7 tells us how the early Church selected their first ministry administrators; their requirements included being “full of the Spirit and wisdom”. 1Timothy 3:4 and 12 tells us that one of the requirements for leadership consideration within the Church is that the potential leader must “administer their family well”. The passage continues: “…for how can they administer the affairs of the church if they cannot manage their own family?”
The gift of administration can be shaped by the personality of the person who possesses the gift. As a result, people with the gift of Administration tend to fall into the following preferred roles…please check all that may apply to your life and ministry:
Content Administrators are excellent detail people who prefer to focus on the business of the church or ministry project. They will naturally see all the details that must be addressed. This strength can be a wonderful asset to a ministry’s stability and health when properly balanced so that the Content Administrator does not impede further ministry development because of “all the details”. Content administrators may have difficulty delegating details to others out of a concern that “balls will be dropped” or from an inner belief that “no one can do the job as well as they can”…and often their experience has proved to them that these perspectives are correct. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate checkbox.
Human Resource Administrators
Human Resource Administrators excel at people dynamics. They naturally think of both individual needs and also how the individual can add value to an overall team dynamic. While Human Resource Administrators value organizational structures and objectives, they also value people. People tend to trust and rely upon the Human Resource Administrator to seek their welfare as well as the welfare of the organization. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate checkbox.
Organizational Administrators excel at organizational systems and structures. They will approach a complex project or organization and immediately begin to systemize it in an attempt to maximize efficiency and ministry impact. Organizational Administrators will devise master strategic plans that make logical sense. However, in the implementation of the strategic plan it is important that the Administrator not make the people impacted feel like pawns of the process. Organizational Administrators tend to delegate effectively the many details of the complex strategic plan. The Organizational Administrator’s If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate checkbox.
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