Spiritual Gifts

Administration

Luke 14:28-30 • Acts 6:1-7 • Acts 27:11 • 1 Corinthians 12:28 • Titus 1:5

 

Definition

A Holy Spirit-empowered ability to efficiently coordinate and maintain systems, resources, and people for the support of Christ’s church.

 

Common Characteristics

  1. An ability to bring order and efficiency out of chaos
  2. An instinctive knowledge of how to use resources wisely 
  3. A tendency to be highly organized 
  4. A love for compartmentalization and list making
  5. An ability to delegate and match people effectively with specific jobs
  6. A tendency to notice organizational “wrongness”—disorder, inefficiency, personal mismatches
  7. A skill in supervising and managing people and projects
  8. An enjoyment of working with intricate details
  9. A knack for strategic planning and logical thinking

 

Ways to Grow in Christ’s Likeness

  1. Be content with doing your best without expecting perfection from yourself for others
  2. Offer positive feedback as well as constructive criticism
  3. Practice patience with others who are less linear thinkers or who have less organization skills
  4. Share responsibilities with other people and set personal limits
  5. Value people and their personal and spiritual growth, not just their use as “resources” toward the achievement of a goal
  6. Leave room for the Spirit to do unexpected things that may disrupt your plans
  7. Allow other people to try things their own way and learn through their mistakes, even when at times you’re sure you know better
  8. Resist the temptation to cling to control and to “bully” others into doing everything your way
  9. Invest in meaningful personal relationships to avoid becoming isolated
  10. Practice flexibility and a graceful response to the need to adjust plans mid-stream

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