“I don’t even know what my spiritual gifts are,” a woman in my Bible study group said. She wanted to know her gifts so that she might use them effectively. A few of the women in the study expressed a similar sentiment and some offered a few practical suggestions.
This conversation, however, occurred several weeks before the global crisis our world presently finds itself in. This was before church closures and cyber worship began. This was during the time when you could take a spiritual gifts class and begin to explore various service opportunities in order to find your spiritual gift sweet spot.
But now our world has changed and we find ourselves smack dab in the midst of a crisis. How is one supposed to serve in this social distancing climate? How are we supposed to identify our spiritual gifts and be the church if we cannot physically go near people?
Naturally, people respond differently in a crisis than they do at any other time in their lives. A crisis often reveals aspects of who we are that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Article by Kia Stephens
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