God has given spiritual gifts for the equipping, health, and inner growth of the Church but also for the growth of the Body through reaching out to those who do not know Him. Spiritual Gifts that are most commonly used for outreach include the following. Click on the gifts to learn where these gifts are listed in Scripture and possible definitions. (Use the browser’s back button to return to this post.)
Each of these spiritual gifts can be used to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ and bring conversion growth to the Church. Often the setting is that which sets the gifts apart from one another.
The Ministry Handbook: Spiritual Gifts in Use will help you understand the distinction between these gifts. It also looks at other types of spiritual gifts listed in the Bible and provides suggestions for where these gifts may best fit into ministry.
All believers are to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Tim. 4:5) in sharing the Gospel with others and all are to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks” (1 Pet. 3:15). But, people with outreach types of gifts will tend to be more active in looking for these opportunities, especially in setting most suited for the gift they have been given.