Spiritual Gift of Helps

A Spiritual Gift Definition by AssessME.org

The spiritual gift of Helps is sometimes also called the gift of Service or Mercy. The common attribute of this spiritual gift is the passion to humbly serve and support others within the assembly of Christ Followers. The person possessing the spiritual gift of Service will display a natural servant heart and will seek the welfare of others, even to the point of self-sacrifice. It is not uncommon for people with the spiritual gift of Helps to feel like they don’t have any gifts at all. But this is far from true. When the spiritual gift of Helps is appropriately applied within the body of Christ, the helper is acting very much like Jesus who said of his own ministry, “I did not come to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28). Paul speaks honorably about Phoebe who had the spiritual gift of Helps…”I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me” (Romans 16:1 and 2). In 1 Corinthians 12:27-31, the Apostle Paul also lists “helping others” among the “greater gifts”. 1 Peter 4:11 instructs: “if any one serves, he should do it in the strength that God provides….”

Depending upon your personality type, you will likely prefer one of the following ways to apply your gift of Helps. Please select all gift expressions that may apply to you.

I prefer to help individuals
You may feel a particular passion to use your spiritual gift of Helps within the lives of individuals. You prefer one-on-one interaction. You like to see tangible results from the direct impact God is making through you in the lives of others. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate gift expression checkbox.

I prefer to help ministry teams
You may feel that you best fit within a positive team environment. You prefer not to be alone, and value the support and camaraderie that can only be experienced in partnership with others for the sake of the Kingdom. In addition, you may also view yourself as a “resource” person who desires to ensure that everyone on the ministry team has what they need to be successful. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate gift expression checkbox.

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