Gifts identification programs are helpful in the self discovery of the ministry to which God calls a person.

E. Gifts identification programs are helpful in the self discovery of the ministry to which God calls a person. It is very exciting and satisfying for persons to find their missional place of service, using their spiritual gifts for the common good. This gift oriented, missional service is the highest level of spiritual maturity envisioned in many churches. A church is fully differentiated when all are serving as they are gifted, yet remaining in community with one another; this would create a very high level of satisfaction.[1]

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[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at www.disciplewalk.com/Resources.html. In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through CreateSpace.com.

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[1]Cf. Brian K. Bauknight, “Team Building Through Spiritual Gifts” in Equipping the Saints: Mobilizing Laity for Ministry, ed. Michael J. Christensen with Carl E. Savage (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000), 101-120.

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