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Spiritual Gifts: Credits


The content in this section and for the Spiiritual Gifts assessment tool was developed by United Methodist Communications in partnership and consultation with Dan R. Dick and Barbara Dick, who have extensive experience in consultation, training, and resource development in the areas of spiritual gifts discovery, leadership development, change management, mediation, and conflict transformation. Dan and Barbara are co-authors of Equipped for Every Good Work: Building a Gifts-based Church (Wipf & Stock, 2011).

Dan is director of connectional ministries for the Wisconsin Annual Conference. He is the originator of the "Profile of Congregational Leadership." His many writings include:

  • FaithQuest: A Journey Toward Congregational Transformation (Discipleship Resources);
  • Quest: A Journey Toward a New Kind of Church, with Evelyn Burry (Discipleship Resources, 1999);
  • Revolutionizing Christian Stewardship for the 21st Century (Discipleship Resources, 1997);
  • Choices and Challenges: Stewardship Strategies for Youth (Discipleship Resources, 1994).

Dan is also the author of the popular blog, United Methodeviations.

Barbara also co-authored the video FaithQuest: A Journey Toward Congregational Transformation (Discipleship Resources). She has written for the Upper Room Disciplines and the General Board of Discipleship website. Barbara is a freelance editor for Abingdon Press and other religious publishers.

The introductory video was developed and produced by United Methodist Communications.