Foundations of Ministry
Azusa Pacific University
Mr. Lawrence Witherspoon
September 30, 2001
"27 Spiritual Gifts According to Wagner"

Prophecy - To receive and communicate an immediate message of God to His people through a divinely anointed utterance
Service - To identify the unmet needs involved in a task related to God's work, and to make use of available resources to meet those needs and help accomplish the desired goals.
Teaching - To communicated information relevant to the health and ministry of the Body and its members in such a way that others will learn
Exhortation - To minister words of comfort, consolation, encouragement and counsel to other members of the Body in such a way that they feel helped and healed
Giving - To contribute their material resources to the work of the Lord with liberality and cheerfulness
Leadership - To set goals in accordance with God's purpose for the future and to communicate these goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those goals for the glory of God
Mercy - To feel genuine empathy and compassion for individuals, both Christian and non-Christian, who suffer distressing physical, mental or emotional problems, and to translate that compassion into cheerfully done deeds that reflect Christ's love and alleviate the suffering
Wisdom - To know the mind of the Holy Spirit in such a way as to receive insight into how given knowledge may best be applied to specific needs arising in the Body of Christ
Knowledge - To discover, accumulate, analyze and clarify information and ideas that are pertinent to the growth and well-being of the Body
Faith - To discern with extraordinary confidence the will and purposes of God for the future of His work
Healing - To serve as human intermediaries through whom it pleases God to cure illness and restore health apart from the use of natural means
Miracles - To serve as human intermediaries through whom it pleases God to perform powerful acts that are perceived by observers to have altered the ordinary course of nature
Discerning of Spirits - To know with assurance whether certain behavior purported to be of God is in reality divine, human or satanic
Tongues - (A) to speak to God in a language they have never learned and/or (B) to receive and communicate an immediate message of God to His people through a divinely anointed utterance in a language they have never learned
Interpretation of Tongues - To make known in the vernacular the message of one who speaks in tongues
Apostle - To assume and exercise general leadership over a number of churches with an extraordinary authority in spiritual matters that is spontaneously recognized and appreciated by those churches
Helps - To invest the talents they have in the life and ministry of other members of the Body, thus enabling the person helped to increase the effectiveness of his or her spiritual gifts
Administration - To understand clearly the immediate and long-range goals of a particular unit of the Body of Christ and to devise and execute effective plans for the accomplishment of those goals
Evangelist - To share the gospel with unbelievers in such a way that men and women become Jesus' disciples and responsible members of the Body of Christ
Pastor - To assume a long term personal responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a group of believers
Celibacy - Remaining single and enjoying it; to be unmarried and not suffer undue sexual temptations
Voluntary Poverty - To renounce material comfort and luxury and adopt a personal lifestyle equivalent to those living at the poverty level in a given society in order to serve God more effectively
Martyrdom - Suffering for the faith even to death while consistently displaying a joyous and victorious attitude that brings glory to God
Hospitality - Providing an open house and warm welcome for those in need of food and lodging
Missionary - To minister whatever other spiritual gifts they have in a second culture
Intercession - To pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis and see frequent and specific answers to their prayers, to a degree much greater than that which is expected of the average Christian
Deliverance [Exorcism] - To cast out demons and evil spirits