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For the Common Good

For the Common Good

Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts  

by Christine Harman
Paperback
Bible Study Clergy & Laity Discipleship Spiritual Gifts

For the Common Good reminds us that the Holy Spirit gives each Christian one or more spiritual gifts to be used for the common good. It guides readers to discover their own particular gifts and learn to use their gifts to serve others.

Examining key passages in Paul's writings, author Christine Harman leads readers through a personal spiritual gift assessment. She names 20 distinct spiritual gifts—including discernment, compassion, and evangelism—and helps people explore scripture references on each one. After identifying their particular gifts, clergy and laypeople will learn how to apply them for the good of their church, community, and the world. This book is ideal for both group study and self-discovery. The book also includes suggestions for how to build a ministry team or assign people to committees based on the gifts of each individual.

This book is the text for a Lay Servant Ministries advanced course on spiritual gifts. It also can be used for a small-group study.

A Leader's Guide is available for this book.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88177-958-5
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Publication Date: 07/01/2021
Pages: 125

Christine Harman has served as director of Christian Formation Ministries for the North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church for 11 years. Formerly, she worked on the Kentucky Conference staff for 10 years; her portfolio included leadership development and discipleship formation ministries. Prior to this, Harman focused on quality improvement systems through her work in the banking industry and served as conference lay leader in the former Louisville Annual Conference. Harman holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) in human resource and organizational development from Vanderbilt University.

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