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New member Packet

Pastor Rickey A McCray Jr.

Table of Contents:

 

Pastor McCray’s Story…………………………………………..……1-2

A Word from Pastor McCray………………………………………3-4

“THE WAY CHURCH”…………………………………..…………………5

Mission Statement/Vision Statement.……………………..……6

Core Values……………………………………………………………..…7-8

Picture of the Future……………………………………………………..9

Our Beliefs………………………………………………………………10-11

What You Can Offer THE WAY CHURCH………………..12-13

Ministries at The Way Church…………………………………14-15

Frequently Asked Questions………………………………………..16

Pastor McCray’s Prayer for You……………………………………17

Pastor and Lady Robyn’s Contact Info………………………….17

New Member Orientation Evaluation………………………….18

Spiritual Gift Assessment Test……………………………..…19-28


Pastor McCray’s Story

Our Pastor is Rickey Allen McCray, Jr., and he is married to the most beautiful, caring, sweetest woman in the world, “Lady Robyn” Kay McCray. They have four daughters, Brittany, Aaliyah, Scyia and Melodey. God has given our Pastor the awesome privilege of birthing this new ministry, THE WAY CHURCH, into existence. God placed in Pastor McCray’s heart the call to follow God and to lead this church in living, loving and serving like Jesus.    

When Pastor McCray was ten years old, he had an experience that was much similar to Prophet Samuel’s in the Bible. He woke up one night after hearing what he thought was his father’s voice. Several times he went to his father’s room and asked did he call. His father said, “No, I did not call you. Go back to sleep.” The third time he went to his father’s room, his father told him, “The next time you hear that voice, pray and say ‘yes God.’” He went back to his room to lie down and heard the voice again. He got down on his knees and said, “Yes God, I am here.”  God spoke to him and said He was calling him to preach His word. A year later, Pastor McCray preached his first sermon.

A couple years after he received his call, Pastor McCray’s parents went through a divorce. At this point, he stopped preaching. He watched his mother go through what she described as one of the hardest times in her life. It was during those hard times that his mother showed him what it means to trust God, to be resilient and to praise God through his circumstance. Several years later, his mother married his stepfather, Deacon Irie Smith, Jr., who Pastor McCray describes as “one of the wisest, strongest, leaders I have ever met. He not only told me, but also showed me how to be a man.”

In listening to God’s voice, Pastor McCray had the privilege to go on a mission trip to Jamaica with Kingdom Force International Ministries in 2007. So many impoverished people not only needed physical help, but also needed spiritual help. Many of them just needed to know that someone cared about them. His mission group brought the message of Jesus Christ to many orphanages and street corners. The worship experience he encountered changed his life forever. He saw people who looked as if they had nothing, but because they had God, behaved as if they had everything. He realized then that to have God is truly to have all that you need. He reflects, “God was letting me know that when we introduce people to Him, we are introducing them to everything they need.”  He also shares “it is so important to spread the good news of the gospel to as many people as possible, because God wants to come into relationship with His people.”

In the Fall of 2008, a year after returning from the mission trip, Pastor McCray finally said ‘yes’ again to preaching God’s Word. Since then, he has been on a mission to do whatever God wants him to do, whenever, however and wherever God wants him to do it. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Pastor McCray understood that in order to be impactful in people’s lives he must first gain knowledge. Even though he was on fire for God, he knew he needed to back his excitement and zeal with knowledge. Proverbs 19:2 says, “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge nor to be hasty and miss the way.”

In 2009, having reached all the potential he could by studying on his own, Pastor McCray  felt a calling to receive formal educational training on theology. He, therefore, enrolled in Christian Theological Seminary, where he received his Master’s of Divinity in December 2012.

A word from Pastor McCray

Our ministry is to serve God through serving people. This is not only service “to”, but also service “with” those who are in need. Ministry with people allows both those receiving help and those administering help to be blessed. I believe we all have something to give to each other. Even the homeless person who needs a meal has something to give and share. Whether it is an interesting conversation, their time, or advice, they can be a blessing to others.

When we as a church minister “with” people, we include them. No one knows what a person in need requires more than that person. When we stop trying to guess what our community needs and start instead to partner with the community, we will discover what resources and strengths already exist. We will also be able to identify what areas can be improved upon. Once we do this, we will begin to change lives like never before! The reality is our communities have something to offer; there are strengths and potential that can be reached when the church, through the Holy Spirit, believes in and empowers the people in the community.

God moved my heart on that mission trip in 2007, in such a way that I have vowed to help those in need whenever the opportunity arises. When I am reminded of the people and their heart for God, I am energized to do the work of God, which is serving Him through serving others. I am excited about ministry work at THE WAY CHURCH because I realize there are many potential lives waiting to be changed. The more lives that are affected inside the church will correlate to more lives being affected outside the church. When we are spreading God’s love through ministry, we can start a chain reaction that changes our families, our communities, our cities, our states, our nations, and our world. This is my plan for THE WAY CHURCH. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be your servant Pastor and to help further prepare your life to be a servant of God.

“THE WAY CHURCH”

            The name “THE WAY CHURCH” comes from John 14:6 “Jesus answered, I am THE WAY, the truth and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

This statement from Jesus is a deep theology of salvation. God’s plan for the human race is that we repent and be saved. Jesus was saying that he is the fulfillment of the messianic prophecy. He is what the Jews and the world were waiting for, what their souls craved; he is the only thing that could fill the emptiness, the void that existed in us. He is the only satisfaction that is guaranteed to last. Everything else is temporary and will leave us hungry, thirsty, seeking, searching for something else. However, when we come to Jesus, we do not have to look or search any further. He is all that we need and more. Moreover, following Jesus will lead us to live in eternity with God.

At THE WAY CHURCH, we believe that the only way we will truly attain or achieve complete satisfaction is by following Jesus Christ, our provider, sustainer, keeper, and our Savior. In addition, when we live out his principles and teachings, we are showing the world that Jesus is “the true way of Life”, and those who follow Jesus will have joy complete. We must spread the message that Jesus gives life that is fulfilling and satisfying.

MISSION STATEMENT

“THE WAY CHURCH is committed to intentionally presenting Jesus to people by embodying His life, His love and His service. This commitment to being like Jesus is a commitment to follow Jesus’ teaching, His principles, His love for God and His love for people.”

VISION STATEMENT

Our purpose is to present Jesus to the world by the way we live, our relationships, our service, and our worship and through God’s Word. To empower those who are powerless and give voice to those who have been silenced by society, culture and oppressive systems. To nurture, cultivate and inspire our youth to become all that God has called them to be, by encouraging them to fulfill their dreams. To strengthen our families and our communities by creating space to train men, women, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, boys and girls on how to live as Christians.

FOUR CORE VALUES

 

  1. Love people
  • God has given me a vision that everything done in ministry should start with and be motivated by love.
  • God is love. 1 John 4:1-8 teaches us that everything must begin with Him.
  • 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8
  1. Serve people
  • In Matthew 25:35-40, Jesus teaches us that we have to meet people at their point of needs; where they are physically, mentally, relationally and emotionally.
  • Colossians 3:23-24
  1. Empower people
  • James 1:27 teaches us that the church is responsible for caring for those who are weak, helpless, those without a voice and those who are deemed powerless. If the church does not look out for the marginalized, the desolate, the hurting, the oppressed, the powerless and voiceless, who will? This is our responsibility.
  1. Disciple people
  • Matthew 28:18-20 tells us how we should take an interest and get invested into each other’s lives practicing and teaching everything Jesus taught his disciples.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs

 

In order for us to minster to people’s spirit, we must first meet them where they are. This means we must first serve basic physiological needs such as food, water, and shelter, before we can talk to them about spiritual disciplines, scriptures and doctrine. Each individual will be at different points and have different needs.  Some may need food, water and shelter. Others may simply need to be loved by or be in relationship with others; they may be looking for stability; may need someone to take an interest in them; or they may feel the need to ‘belong’ to something. We must remember that Jesus is concerned with every aspect of our human experience. Jesus desires holistic healing that offers healing of the mind, body and spirit.

PICTURE OF THE FUTURE

 

–        Our plan is to send people out to affect the world. We will prepare our congregation to go out and present Jesus to their families, friends, coworkers, faculty, students, communities, cities, states, country and world. Simply put, people will want to tell everyone else about Jesus.

–        We will build shelters for battered women and victims of domestic violence, food kitchens, transitional apartments and housing, and training facilities to house programs that empower our members and our community. We seek to have specialized training for our youth for conflict resolution and effective communication, parenting classes and classes on how to experience a healthy marriage.

–        Establish Re-entry programs for those who have been incarcerated.

–        We will implement “The Way to Your Dreams” a program to help youth and adults achieve their dreams through mentorship, career development and life skills training.

Our Beliefs

We believe in God

We believe there is only one true and living God. He in essence is immutable and infinite. He is not only a reality; He is the Ultimate Reality, an intelligent Spirit, and the Creator of all. He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

We Believe in Jesus

We believe Jesus is the Savior, Lord Christ, and the incarnate reality of God. He is the walking revelation of God’s love to humanity; He embodies grace; Jesus is one-hundred percent God and one-hundred percent man. He died on the cross for the redemption of God’s creation; He got up on the third day with all power in heaven and earth in His hands

We Believe in the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is Christ in present tense empowering the believer, energizing the church and encouraging Christians that God is still with us. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, points us to the truth, and leads us into righteousness.

We Believe in the Church

We believe the church is Christ’s bride and His body in which to witness to the world through word and sacrament. The church is a fellowship of regenerated men and women called out to live together in community life.

We Believe in Scripture

We believe that the scripture is God’s word; it is His written authority for the Church. The scripture was given to ordinary men and women through inspiration; the scripture is inerrant in principle and infallible in content.

We Believe in Humanity

We believe humans were created in the image of God. God breathed His life into humans; humans voluntarily rebelled against God and fell from a state of protection, thereby experiencing separation from God. Consequently, all humans are sinners but, by choice, are redeemable through Jesus Christ, our only hope to experience once again the peace of God.

We Believe in Salvation

We believe in God’s saving grace. We believe the blessings of salvation are free to all through the Gospel; that the requisite of acceptance is thankful, penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing interferes with the salvation of the sinner except their refusal of the Gospel. Humankind’s disbelief or rejection of God is their condemnation.

We Believe in Justification

We believe that justification is being brought into the right relationship with God; his position is accomplished without consideration of good works (of righteousness). Justification is the pardoning of sin. The gift of eternal life displays God’s love for humankind; and by faith in the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ is His righteousness given to us.

We Believe in Baptism and the Holy Communion

We believe baptism is an ocular demonstration of God’s inward renewal of life in the believer. Through baptism, our names are changed. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we are placed under the authority of God’s power and protection. It is the symbol of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection to a new life. It is a prerequisite to the privileges of the church in relation to the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion. Jesus Christ took the bread and wine and established them as the imperishable symbols of the Church. The Lord’s Table is open to all people in the faith who desire to fellowship with Him.

We Believe in the Virgin Birth

We believe in the Virgin Birth; that Mary, mother of Jesus, conceived him by the Holy Spirit. He is without sin. He was born of a virgin as no other man in the past or in the present can ever be born. He is both the Son of God and God the Son.

What Can You Offer THE WAY CHURCH?

 

  1. Your Commitment – Help fulfill the vision of THE WAY CHURCH. What      you help to make happen for someone else, God will make happen for you.      When you place your vision under the vision of THE WAY CHURCH, you will      begin to see the Holy Spirit bring to pass what God has put inside your      heart. This commitment will be one of the major keys God will use to      unlock your future. Our prayer is that God will fulfill your heart’s      desire when you make the decision to commit to and carry out the vision of      THE WAY CHURCH.
  2. Your Prayers – Pray for Pastor McCray, his family and your      fellow church members. Pray that God will ignite your fire for ministry      and that you spread the good news about Jesus, Pray that God will send      people to our ministry that will help further His Kingdom. Pray for those      who will be touched by our ministry and those who do not yet know Christ.      Pray that you will be blessed by THE WAY CHURCH and also be a blessing to      THE WAY CHURCH.
  3. Your Finances – THE WAY CHURCH needs your financial support      to sustain and further God’s Kingdom. God funds His church through the      contributions of the people (Malachi 3:10-12).
  4. Your Resources – THE WAY CHURCH needs your gifts, talents,      skills, experience, wisdom, knowledge and networking.
  5. Your Time – THE WAY CHURCH needs your      commitment to being a part of the life of this ministry. We want you to      get plugged in and begin to serve with us. Become a participator and not      just a spectator.

MINISTRIES AT THE WAY CHURCH

 

Ministry: Member Services

Ministry Lead: Yvonne Singfield

Contact: ysingfield@thewayindy.org

Mission Statement:  To offer the love of Christ to our church members and guests. We will welcome everyone in such a way that we will be transformed from strangers into friends. We will serve others in love, just as the Word teaches us. (1 Peter 4:8-11)

Ministry: Music & Media

Ministry Lead: Racheal Martin-Clark

Contact: rclark@thewayindy.org

Mission Statement: Our Music ministry is a vehicle that ushers in the presence of God. It sets and establishes an atmosphere that is conducive to worship, enabling the presence of God to move freely among the congregation, and allowing each person to experience His presence on a personal level.

Ministry: Women’s Ministry

Ministry Lead: Evangelist Jeanna Evans

Contact: jevans@thewayindy.org

Mission Statement: Our mission is to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of women at The Way Church and within our community. This ministry is designed to encourage women to grow in their faith, in friendship with other women, and to provide opportunities to serve and reach our community.

 

Ministry: Youth

Ministry Lead: Martin Perdue &

Contact: mperdue@thewayindy.org;

Mission Statement: To foster and develop a deeper relationship with Christ. We believe the youth ministry will provide sound teaching, a safe faith-based environment, and a love for Jesus Christ. To encourage these things we will:

  1. Empower young people to live through Jesus Christ
  2. Draw youth to participate in community outreach to increase personal and spiritual growth.
  3. Empower young people with knowledge and skills to actively participate in church ministries; and nurture positive Christian values to help youth apply faith to their daily life experiences.

 

  1. Ministry: Community Outreach
  2. Ministry Lead: Brittany Bartlett-Woodard
  3. Contact: bbartlett@thewayindy.org

 

Ministry: Men’s Ministry

Mission Statement:  To empower men with an understanding of the King in them by:

  1. Taking ownership of our lives (Proverbs 17:24; Romans 12:10)
  2. Reconciling our past issues (Ephesians 6:4;  Ephesians 5:25)
  3. Learning the power of prayer (1 Peter 3:7; Psalm 37:7-9)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Question:  Who do I contact for information regarding the calendar of events, ministry meeting schedules, service times, etc.?

Answer:   Email Sister Yvonne Singfield at ysingfield@thewayindy.org or call the church office phone at 317-541-9100.

Question: Who do I contact if I have a death in the family or I am sick?

Answer:  Call the church office phone at 317-541-9100; Email Sister Yvonne Singfield at ysingfield@thewayindy.org.

Question: Who do I contact if I have a prayer request?

Answer: You can go to the website and submit a prayer request. Pastor McCray will answer your email promptly. Or contact Deacon Smith at smithirie@thewayindy.org.

Question: Who do I contact if I have an emergency?

Answer: If you have an emergency, please first call 911; then contact Pastor McCray church office phone at 317-541-9100.

For all other questions please contact Sister Yvonne Singfield at ysingfield@thewayindy.org


Pastor McCray’s Prayer for you:

 

Dear gracious God, please be with this person holding this packet. I know that their life is important to you. I know that they are specially loved by you. I know that they are fearfully and wonderfully made in your image. I know that you have destined them for greatness. Therefore, allow them to hear your voice as you lead them to be a blessing to your kingdom, to your people and to this ministry. I pray that because they have said yes to you, that you will bless everything they touch. Give them supernatural favor, power and authority like they have never experienced before. I rebuke the enemy who wishes to take away their newfound joy. Lord, protect and strengthen them and their families. Wrap your loving arms around them now. Lord, be with them as they go through difficulties on this journey. Always remind them that you will walk with them through the “valley of the shadow of death.” We love and will forever serve you. Amen!

Pastor Rickey A McCray Jr.

Email: pastor@thewayindy.org

Office: 317-541-9100

P.O. Box 26648 Indianapolis, IN 46226

Lady Robyn McCray

Email: ladyrobyn@thewayindy.org

Office: 317-541-9100

New Members’ Orientation Evaluation

  1.  Was the overall presentation clear and precise?
  1.  Did you understand the vision of your church?
  1.  Did you get a good sense of the Beliefs of your church?
  1.  What did you dislike about the New Members Orientation?
  1.  What would you change or remove?
  1.  How would you improve it?
  1.  Was there enough time spent on the material?
  1.  What material needs more explanation?

9.   What material do you suggest we spend less time on?

10. Did you get a good sense of what The Way Church expects from you?

11. Were you inspired to join a ministry? Which one?

This test donated by:

ElevenTalents.com and SpiritualGiftsTest.com.  Used with permission.

Respond to each statement below according to who you are, not who you would like to be or think you ought to be. How true are these statements of you? What has been your experience? To what degree do these statements reflect your usual tendencies? This survey has 96 questions and each is very important, so try not to miss out on any! When you’re finished use the scoring sheet to see what your gifts are!

Respond to each statement according to the following scale:

0 = Not at all; Never

1 = Some of the time; once in a while

2 = Most of the time; usually true

3 = Consistently; definitely true

  1. ____ I like to organize people, tasks, and events.
  2. ____ I can readily distinguish between spiritual      truth and error, good and evil.
  3. ____ I communicate the gospel to others with clarity      and effectiveness.
  4. ____ I tend to see the potential in people.
  5. ____ I find it natural and easy to trust God to      answer my prayers.
  6. ____ I give liberally and joyfully to people in      financial need or to projects requiring support.
  7. ____ I enjoy working behind the scenes to support      the work of others.
  8. ____ I am approached by people who want to know my      perspective on a particular passage or biblical truth.
  9. ____ I empathize with hurting people and desire to      help in their healing process.
  10. ____ I enjoy spending time nurturing and caring for      others.
  11. ____ I am able to communicate God’s Word      effectively.
  12. ____ I am often sought out by others for advice      about spiritual or personal matters.
  13. ____ I am careful, thorough, and skilled at managing      details.
  14. ____ I frequently am able to judge a person’s      character based upon first impressions.
  15. ____ I consistently look for opportunities to build      relationships with non-Christians.
  16. ____ I enjoy reassuring and strengthening those who      are discouraged.
  17. ____ I have confidence in God’s continuing provision      and help, even in difficult times.
  18. ____ I give more that a tithe so that kingdom work      can be accomplished.
  19. ____ I enjoy doing routine tasks that support the      ministry.
  20. ____ I receive information from the Spirit that I      did not acquire through natural means.
  21. ____ I can patiently support those going through      painful experiences as they try to stabilize their lives.
  22. ____ I have compassion for wandering believers and      want to protect them.
  23. ____ I can spend time in study knowing that      presenting truth will make a difference in the lives of people.
  24. ____ I can often find simple, practical solutions in      the midst of conflict or confusion.
  25. ____ I can clarify goals and develop strategies or      plans to accomplish them.
  26. ____ I can see through phoniness or deceit before it      is evident to others.
  27. ____ I am effective at adapting the gospel message      so that it connects with an individual’s felt need.
  28. ____ I give hope to others by directing them to the      promises of God.
  29. ____ I believe that God will help me to accomplish      great things.
  30. ____ I manage my money well in order to free more of      it for giving.
  31. ____ I willingly take on a variety of odd jobs      around the church to meet the needs of others.
  32. ____ I am committed, and schedule blocks of time for      reading and studying scripture, to understand biblical truth fully and      accurately.
  33. ____ I enjoy helping people sometimes regarded as      undeserving or beyond help.
  34. ____ I like to provide guidance for the whole person      – relationally, emotionally, spiritually, etc.
  35. ____ I pay close attention to the words, phrases,      and meaning of those who teach.
  36. ____ I can easily select the most effective course      of action from among several alternatives.
  37. ____ I can identify and effectively use the      resources needed to accomplish tasks.
  38. ____ I tend to see rightness or wrongness in      situations.
  39. ____ I invite unbelievers to accept Christ as their      Savior.
  40. ____ I reassure those who need to take courageous      action in their faith, family, or life.
  41. ____ I trust God in circumstances where success      cannot be guaranteed by human effort alone.
  42. ____ I am challenged to limit my lifestyle in order      to give away a higher percentage of my income.
  43. ____ I see spiritual significance in doing practical      tasks.
  44. ____ I have insight or just know something to be      true.
  45. ____ I have great compassion for hurting people.
  46. ____ I can faithfully provide long-term support and      concern for others.
  47. ____ I like to take a systematic approach to my      study of the Bible.
  48. ____ I can anticipate the likely consequences of an      individual’s or a group’s action.
  49. ____ I like to help organizations or groups become      more efficient.
  50. ____ I receive affirmation from others concerning      the reliability of my insights or perceptions.
  51. ____ I openly tell people that I am a Christian and      want them to ask me about my faith.
  52. ____ I strengthen those who are wavering in their      faith.
  53. ____ I am convinced of God’s daily presence and      action in my life.
  54. ____ I like knowing that my financial support makes      a real difference in the lives and ministries of God’s people.
  55. ____ I like to find small things that need to be      done and often do them without being asked.
  56. ____ I have suddenly known some things about others,      but did not know how I knew them.
  57. ____ I can look beyond a person’s handicaps or      problems to see a life that matters to God.
  58. ____ I enjoy giving guidance and practical support      to a small group of people.
  59. ____ I can communicate scripture in ways that      motivate others to study and want to learn more.
  60. ____ I give practical advice to help others through      complicated situations.
  61. ____ I enjoy learning how organizations function.
  62. ____ I can identify preaching, teaching, or      communication which is not true to the Bible.
  63. ____ I openly and confidently tell others what      Christ has done for me.
  64. ____ I like motivating others to take steps for      spiritual growth.
  65. ____ I am regularly challenging others to trust God.
  66. ____ I give generously due to my commitment to      stewardship.
  67. ____ I feel comfortable being a helper, assisting      others to do their job more effectively.
  68. ____ I discover important biblical truths when      reading or studying scripture which benefit others in the body of Christ.
  69. ____ I enjoy bringing hope and joy to people living      in difficult circumstances.
  70. ____ I can gently restore wandering believers to      faith and fellowship.
  71. ____ I can present information and skills to others      at a level that makes it easy for them to grasp and apply to their lives.
  72. ____ I can apply scriptural truth that others regard      as practical and helpful.
  73. ____ I can visualize a coming event, anticipate      potential problems, and develop backup plans.
  74. ____ I can sense when demonic forces are at work in      a person or situation.
  75. ____ I seek opportunities to talk about spiritual      matters with unbelievers.
  76. ____ I am able to challenge or rebuke others in      order to foster spiritual growth.
  77. ____ I can move forward in spite of opposition or      lack of support when I sense God’s blessing on an undertaking.
  78. ____ I believe I have been given an abundance of      resources so that I may give more to the Lord’s work.
  79. ____ I readily and happily use my natural or learned      skills to help wherever needed.
  80. ____ I confidently share my knowledge and insights      with others.
  81. ____ I enjoy doing practical things for others who      are in need.
  82. ____ I enjoy patiently but firmly nurturing others      in their development as believers.
  83. ____ I enjoy explaining things to people so that      they can grow spiritually and personally.
  84. ____ I have insights into how to solve problems that      others do not see.
  85. ____ I set goals and manage people and resources      effectively to accomplish them.
  86. ____ I see most actions as right or wrong, and feel      the need to correct the wrong.
  87. ____ My conversations with non-believers usually      leads to me telling them about my faith.
  88. ____ I enjoy practical or topical teaching that I      can apply to everyday life.
  89. ____ I live with confidence because I know that God      works daily in my life.
  90. ____ I feel compelled to support missions with my      money and time.
  91. ____ I am excited and willing to serve others when I      am needed to do so.
  92. ____ I recognize cultural trends, teachings, or      events which contradict biblical principles.
  93. ____ I try to have a loving attitude and let others      know that I care about them.
  94. ____ I feel the need to protect others from doing      the wrong things so they can grow stronger in their faith.
  95. ____ When others misuse or misinterpret Scripture, I      get upset.
  96. ____ I am humbled when others seek my counsel.

Directions:

Add up each column and write your score next to the corresponding letter.  Once you have done this you can check the key below to see what gift each letter represents.

Scoring Matrix

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96

A____  B____  C____  D____   E____   F____   G____   H____   I_____  J____   K____   L____

  1. Administration/Ruling
  2. Discernment
  3. Evangelism
  4. Exhortation
  5. Faith
  6. Giving
  7. Helps/Serving/Ministering
  8. Knowledge
  9. Mercy
  10. Pastor
  11. Teaching
  12. Wisdom

Spiritual Gift Definitions

Administration/Ruling

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to organize, administrate, and promote the various affairs of the local church’s ministry to direct them effectively. A local church cannot grow beyond a certain point without the ministry of these individuals. See I Corinthians 12:28 Romans 12:8, Titus 1:4-5

Apostleship

This is the spiritual gift that refers to certain men called by Christ Himself and given special power to charter the newly formed church. See Ephesians 4:11, I Corinthians 12:28 See also Acts 1:22, I Corinthians 9:1

 

Discernment

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to know with without a doubt whether a statement or behavior is of God, Satan, or man.  See I Corinthians 12:10, Acts 5:3-6, Acts 16:16-18, I John 4:1

 

Evangelism

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables particular Christians to share the Gospel to unbelievers and burdens Christians about soul-winning. All Christians are called to witness for Christ whether they have this gift or not.  See Ephesians 4:11, Acts 8:5-12, Acts 21:8, Acts 8:26-40, Matthew 28:18-20

 

Exhortation

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to deliver challenging and encouraging words.  See Romans 12:8, Acts 11:23-24, Acts 14:21-22, Acts 15:32

Faith

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit provides Christians with great confidence to believe and expect great things from God.  See I Corinthians 12:9, Romans 5:1, Romans 12:3, Hebrews 11

 

Giving

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to accumulate and give large amounts of their finances to the glory of God. See Romans 12:8, Acts 4:32-37, Galatians 4:15, Phillipians 4:10-18, II Corinthians 8:1-5

 

Healing

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit uses certain Christians to restore physical or mental health to the sick or demon possessed.

See I Corinthians 12:9, 28, 30, James 5:13-16 

 

Helps/Serving/Ministering

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit empowers certain Christians to render practical help in both physical and spiritual matters. Serving one another, like evangelism, is a calling of all Christians, but there are some who have a special desire to serve, and receive great blessing from it. See Romans 12:7, I Corinthians 12:28, Galatians 6:1-2

 

Interpretation of tongues

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit gives certain Christians the ability to clarify and interpret messages uttered in an unknown language. See I Corinthians 12:10

 

Knowledge

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit gives certain Christians the supernatural ability to understand God’s Word and to effectively communicate it to others. See I Corinthians 12:8

Mercy

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to minister to and have compassion for those who are suffering or afflicted.

See Romans 12:8, Luke 10:30-37

 

Miracles

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit empowers certain Christians to perform events that are outside the realm of nature. See I Corinthians 12:28

 

Prophecy

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit empowers certain Christians to receive revelation of events in the future. See Romans 12:6, I Corinthians 12:10, I Corinthians 14:1-5, Ephesians 4:11, I Corinthians 14:30-33, I Peter 1:20-21

 

 

 

Pastor/Teaching

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to preach and teach the Word of God and to take responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a body of believers. See Ephesians 4:11, I Peter 5:1-11 

 

Teaching

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables particular Christians to communicate and clarify the details and truths of God’s Word for others to learn.

See Romans 12:7, Ephesians 4:11

 

Tongues

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables a Christian to supernaturally speak a previously unknown language. See I Corinthians 12:10, I Corinthians 12:30, I Corinthians 14:4, I Corinthians 14:39, Acts 2:4, Acts 19:6

 

Wisdom

This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit empowers particular Christians with a supernatural understanding of God’s Word and the will to apply it to life situations. See I Corinthians 12:8, James 3:13-17.