The Three-Color Church

The Three-Color Church

After our last blog, you hopefully have a better idea of what spiritual gifts you possess. However, knowing your area(s) of giftedness is only the first step; this knowledge is not an end in and of itself. Instead, this understanding reveals the tasks to which you...
Identifying–and Using–Your Gifts

Identifying–and Using–Your Gifts

Theodore was the kind of church member who attended church every week, stayed for the fellowship meal, and then promptly left. He never invested in any ministry, never got to really know any of its members; he didn’t even stay to help with the dishes at the end of the...
What’s Your Gift Mix?

What’s Your Gift Mix?

I remember watching a movie once, which depicted a family opening gifts together on Christmas Eve. They were circled around their Christmas tree, the kids eagerly tearing paper off of presents, carols playing in the background–you know, the quintessential holiday...
Spiritual Gifts and Calling: Do Yours Align?

Spiritual Gifts and Calling: Do Yours Align?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What is God’s calling for my life?” While this may seem like a question asked in the midst of an existential crisis, I can assume that it is not. Instead, this question is linked closely with the topic of spiritual gifts. I...
Spiritual Giftedness

Spiritual Giftedness

A spiritual gift is a special ability that God gives, according to His grace, to each member of the body of Christ to be used for the development of the church. – Christian A. Schwarz, The 3 Colors of Ministry, p. 42 I once knew a young lady who was bright,...
The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Have you ever played a board game with a child?  My son loves to play “Candy Land.” The game is simple enough to play: draw a card with a colored square on it, then move your token to the next square that is the indicated color. By doing so, you advance around...
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