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Spiritual Gifts: Helping

Helping is a gift of support and behind-the-scenes effort that make groups, families, and congregations more effective. Not everyone is gifted to lead, but many are gifted to follow and handle the tasks that are so essential, but less glamorous. Helpers love to serve others, support others, and assist others in the important work of ministry and mission. Tireless in their willingness to serve, helpers are less interested in receiving thanks and recognition than in doing good, valuable work.

Reflection Questions:

  • In what ways do you use your gift at home, at work, in relationships with friends?
  • What other gifts best complement helping, and enable you to increase the value and impact of your supportive gifts?
  • In what ways can you improve the use of your helping gifts?
  • Where do other people see evidence of this gift in your life?