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Administration: 1 Corinthians 12:28

The gift that enables a disciple to formulate, direct, and carry out plans necessary to fulfill a purpose. Organizing and guiding human activities in such a way that Christ's program is carried out. (1 Corinthians 12:28)

People with this gift develop strategies or plans to reach identifiable goals; assist ministries to become more effective and efficient; manage or coordinate a variety of responsibilities to accomplish a task; and organize people, tasks, or events.

  • Inreach
  • Administration - Facilities
  • Adult Education – Adult Educational Ministry Team
  • Adult Education – The Academy Board
  • Children and Families – Seasonal and Special Events
  • Children and Families – Third Grade Bible Luncheon Assistant
  • Congregational Life - Every Member Has a Ministry
  • Congregational Life - Presbyterian Women Leadership/ Women's Retreat Team
  • Congregational Life – Mingles and Trinity Leadership Teams
  • Music – Music Ministry Support Team
  • Pastoral Care – Health Ministry Team
  • Stewardship – Stewardship Ministry Team
  • Worship – Wedding Team
  • Youth – Class Dinner Coordinator
  • Youth – Major Event Planner
  • Youth – Parent Workshop Coordinator

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Education - A Child's Place
  • Outreach - Education - Double Oaks Nursery
  • Outreach - Education - Freedom School
  • Outreach - Shelter - McCreesh Place
  • Outreach - CrossRoads Corporation Teams
 

Evangelism: Ephesians 4:11-12

The gift that moves disciples to reach others in such a way that they might become active members of the Christian community. Sharing by word and example the Good News of Jesus Christ so that others may be attracted to him. (Ephesians 4:11-12)

People with this gift communicate the message of Christ with clarity and conviction; challenge people to faith and to become fully devoted followers of Christ; and adapt their presentation of the gospel to connect with the individual’s needs.

  • Inreach
  • Adult Education – Small Groups Ministry Team
  • Children and Families - Vacation Church Camp
  • Children and Families – Wee Worship Disciple
  • Congregational Life - Ministry to New Members
  • Youth – Confirmation Small Group Leader
  • Youth - Advisor
  • Youth – Event Chaperone

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Health – Friendship Trays
  • Outreach - Health - Harvest Center
  • Outreach - Grier Heights – Urban Eagles
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - Congo
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - Cuba
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - El Salvador / Salvadoran Relationship Team
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - El Salvador / World Vision
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - Hungary
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - Malawi
 

Giving/Generosity: Luke 21:1-4

The gift that enables a disciple to recognize God's blessings and to respond to those blessings by generously and sacrificially giving of one's resources. Sharing an extraordinary proportion of one's time, energy, and resources with joy and eagerness for the spread of God's kingdom. (Luke 21:1-4)

People with this gift support the work of ministry with sacrificial gifts to advance the church; meet tangible needs that enable spiritual growth to occur; and provide resources, generously and cheerfully, trusting God for his provision.

  • Inreach
  • Music - Choirs and Musicians
  • Pastoral Care - Meal Ministry
  • Stewardship - Stewardship Ministry Team
  • Youth - Class Dinner Host
  • Youth - Scout Leader

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Education - Patricia Fields Scholarship Buddy
  • Outreach - Health - Charlotte Community Health Clinic
  • Outreach - Shelter - Shelter Casseroles
  • Outreach - CROSS Missions Host
 

Hospitality: Romans 12:13

The gift that causes a disciple to joyfully welcome and receive guests and those in need of food and lodging. Welcoming and graciously serving guests or strangers. (Romans 12:13)

People with this gift provide an environment where people feel valued and cared for, meet new people and help them to feel welcomed, seek ways to connect people together into meaningful relationships, and set people at ease in unfamiliar surroundings.

  • Inreach
  • Administration – Front Desk
  • Administration – MPPC Cooks
  • Congregational Life - Hospitality Team
  • Congregational Life - Ministry to New Members
  • Congregational Life – Mingles Ministry Leadership
  • Congregational Life – Trinity Leadership Team
  • Pastoral Care - Funeral Hosts
  • Pastoral Care – Funeral Ushers
  • Pastoral Care - Meal Ministry
  • Worship – Celebrate and Sanctuary Ushers
  • Youth – Class Dinner Host
  • Youth – Hospitality Coordinator
  • Youth – Lemonade on the Lawn
  • Youth – Fellowship Dinner Team

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Health - Florence Crittenton
  • Outreach - Health - Friendship Trays
  • Outreach - Health - Harvest Center
  • Outreach - Shelter - Charlotte Rescue Mission
  • Outreach - Shelter - Charlotte Family Housing - Family Promise and Hope Teams
  • Outreach - Shelter - Habitat
  • Outreach - Shelter - Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
  • Outreach - Shelter - Room in the Inn
  • Outreach - Shelter - Shelter Casserole Ministry
  • Outreach - Shelter - United Family Services
  • Outreach - CROSS Missions
 

Intercession: Colossians 1:9-10

The gift that enables a disciple to pray with the certainty that prayer is heard and when requests are made, answers will come. Steadfast and faithful prayer for others. (Colossians 1:9-10)

People with this gift believe in the power of prayer so much that they pray regularly for others; they believe that God acts in response to the prayers of God’s people.

  • Inreach
  • Pastoral Care - Prayer Ministry
  • Pastoral Care – Stephen Ministry

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Health - RAIN

Leadership: John 21:15-17

The gift that gives a disciple the confidence to step forward, give direction and provide motivation to fulfill a dream or complete a task. Leading a Christian group with caring concern and foresight in ministry. (John 21:15-17)

People with this gift have a vision and sense a direction in which to take things; they are often able to motivate, direct, and lead people toward accomplishing those visions as part of God’s plan.

  • Inreach
  • Adult Education - Adult Education Ministry Team
  • Adult Education – The Academy Board
  • Children and Families – Seasonal and Special Events
  • Children and Families – Vacation Church Camp
  • Congregational Life – Wellness Ministry
  • Congregational Life - Presbyterian Women Leadership / Women's Retreat
  • Congregational Life – Mingles and Trinity Leadership Teams
  • Stewardship – Stewardship Ministry Team
  • Worship - Lay Readers
  • Youth – Confirmation Small Group Co-leader
  • Youth – Parent Workshop Coordinator
  • Youth – Small Group Co-leader

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Education - Double Oaks Nursery
  • Outreach - Education - Patricia Fields Scholarship Buddy
  • Outreach - Shelter - Habitat
  • Outreach - Shelter - McCreesh Place
  • Outreach - Shelter – Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
  • Outreach - Grier Heights – Billingsville School
  • Outreach – Grier Heights - Freedom School
  • Outreach - CrossRoads Corporation Teams
 

Mercy: Luke 7:12-15

The gift that motivates a disciple to feel deeply for those in physical, spiritual, or emotional need and then act to meet that need. Empathy for those who are hurting and translating that into joyful acts of service. (Luke 7:12-15)

People with this gift focus on alleviating the sources of pain or discomfort in suffering people; express love, grace and dignity to those facing hardships and crisis; and serve in difficult or unsightly circumstances and do so cheerfully.

  • Inreach
  • Administration – Columbarium Garden Ministry
  • Pastoral Care - Funeral Hosts
  • Pastoral Care – Funeral Ushers
  • Pastoral Care – Prayer Ministry
  • Pastoral Care – Stephen Ministry

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Health - RAIN
  • Outreach - Shelter - Room in the Inn /Urban Ministry
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - Congo
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - Cuba
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - El Salvador / Salvadoran Relationship Team
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - El Salvador / World Vision
  • Outreach - Global Relationships - Malawi
 

Service: Luke 23:50-54

The gift that enables a disciple to work gladly behind the scenes in order that God’s work is fulfilled. Helping others in their lives and ministries by aiding them in practical ways (Luke 23:50-54)

People with this gift serve behind the scenes wherever needed to support the gifts and ministries of others; see the tangible and practical things to be done and enjoy doing them; and sense God’s purpose and pleasure in meeting everyday responsibilities.

  • Inreach
  • Administration – MPPC Cooks
  • Children and Families - Art and the Bible Assistant
  • Children and Families – Mission Kids
  • Children and Families – Third Grade Bible Luncheon Assistant
  • Congregational Life - Hospitality Team
  • Music – Children’s Choir Helpers
  • Music – Hand Bell Helpers
  • Music – Youth Choir Helpers
  • Music – Music Ministry Support Team
  • Pastoral Care - Funeral Hosts
  • Pastoral Care – Funeral Sound Assistant
  • Pastoral Care – Helping Hands
  • Pastoral Care - Meal Ministry
  • Pastoral Care – Sunday Transportation
  • Worship – Celebrate and Sanctuary Lay Readers
  • Worship – Celebrate and Sanctuary Ushers
  • Worship - Communion Preparation
  • Worship – Flower Ministry
  • Worship - Sanctuary Keepers
  • Worship – Sound System
  • Worship – Wedding Team
  • Youth – Fundraising Team
  • Youth – Scout Leader
  • Youth – Youth Council Action Team
  • Youth – Youth Event Chaperone

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Education – Central Avenue Bilingual Preschool
  • Outreach - Health - A Common Thread
  • Outreach - Health- Harvest Center
  • Outreach - Health - Loaves and Fishes
  • Outreach - Shelter – Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
  • Outreach - Shelter – Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • Outreach - Shelter - Shelter Casseroles
  • Outreach - Shelter - United Family Services
  • Outreach - CROSS Missions Host
  • Outreach - CrossRoads Teams
 

Shepherding/Mentoring: 1 Timothy 4:12-16

The gift that gives a disciple the confidence, capability and compassion to provide spiritual leadership and direction for individuals or groups. Assisting the lives of others by teaching and guiding them along their spiritual journey. (1 Timothy 4:12-16)

People with this gift are equipped to care for and nurture individuals or groups so they can grow in their faith. This gift also assumes a longtime, personal commitment to the spiritual welfare of others.

  • Inreach
  • Adult Education - Small Groups Ministry Team
  • Children and Families - Mission Kids
  • Children and Families - Vacation Church Camp
  • Children and Families - Wee Worship
  • Congregational Life - Every Member Has a Ministry
  • Congregational Life - Ministry to New Members
  • Congregational Life - Wellness Ministry
  • Youth - Confirmation Small Group Leader
  • Youth - Small Group Co-leader
  • Youth - Youth Advisor
  • Youth - Youth Event Chaperone

 

  • Outreach
  • Outreach - Education - Brookstone School
  • Outreach - Education - Jacob's Ladder
  • Outreach - Education - Patricia Fields Scholarship Buddy
  • Outreach - Education - The Learning Collaborative- Family to Family
  • Outreach - Shelter - Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • Outreach - Shelter - Charlotte Family Housing - Family Promise and Hope Teams
  • Outreach - Grier Heights - Urban Eagles
 

Teaching: 1 Corinthians 12:28

The gift that enables a disciple to communicate a personal understanding of the Bible and faith in such a way that it becomes clear and understood by others. Communicating God's truth and love to others in such a way that it can bring understanding and application. (1 Corinthians 12:28)

People with his gift communicate Biblical truth that inspires greater obedience; challenge listeners simply and practically with the truths of scripture; give attention through details and accuracy; and prepare through extended times of study and reflection.

  • Inreach
  • Adult Education – Academy Teachers for Adults
  • Adult Education – Sunday School Teachers for Adults
  • Children and Families – Sunday School Teams
  • Children and Families – Vacation Church Camp
  • Children and Families - Wee Worship Disciple
  • Youth – Confirmation Small Group Leader
  • Youth - Small Group Co-leader
  • Youth – Sunday School Teachers