Team Ministry : How Spiritual Gifts Can Unleash the Power of Everybody

Team Ministry : How Spiritual Gifts Can Unleash the Power of Everybody

by Larry Gilbert

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Overview

Team Ministry : How Spiritual Gifts Can Unleash the Power of Everybody by Larry Gilbert

How Spiritual Gifts Can Unleash the Power of Everybody! This practical guide for pastors and church leaders is newly edited and revised to include one powerful handbook of the best Team Ministry resources. It provides:

Tools to help pastors and church leaders activate members’ gifts

Methods for developing volunteers and leaders in your church

Ways to use your members’ spiritual gifts to help your church grow

Questions and answers for teaching the nine team gifts in a small group or Sunday school setting (or use in a seminar).

Team Ministry: Gifted to Serve is the perfect companion for ministry leaders who want to take their churches to new heights for God’s Kingdom.

Includes: 224-page paperback book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570522901
Publisher: Stl Distribution North Amer
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Larry Gilbert has researched, written and taught about spiritual gifts for over 40 years. As founder of Ephesians Four Ministries and Church Growth Institute, Dr. Gilbert has worked with tens of thousands of churches and helped more than five million people discover their unique God-given gifts. He and his wife, Mary Lou, reside in Elkton, Maryland.

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"Much material is available to help people recognize, discover, and define their particular spiritual gifts. Most Christians, however, do not understand the relationships of spiritual gifts–how a spiritual gift relates to their lives, other people's lives, the local church or to the body of Christ as a whole. Therefore, identifying and understanding your God-given spiritual gifts(s), and the gifts of those around you, should be a high priority." –Dr. Larry Gilbert, Team Ministry: Gifted to Serve, "Eight Reasons Why Every Christian Should Know Their Spiritual Gift," p. 13.

FOREWORD

Spiritual gifts are key ingredients to building an effective, growing church.

The key phrase is “using people where they are usable.” If all Christians were involved according to their spiritual gifts, they would be used in ministering where they are most usable. I find that growing churches cannot be disassociated from growing Christians. Therefore, when Christians find their gifts, know the significance of their gifts and properly exercise their gifts, they will grow. As the people grow (internal growth) then the church will grow (external growth).

I believe Team Ministry by Larry Gilbert is the best material written on spiritual gifts. The concepts of Team Ministry help build a strong foundation in a local church, inspire leadership, motivate laypeople, and turn declining churches around.

Team Ministry is the result of more than thirty years of study, research and observation of church ministries by Larry Gilbert. I have worked with him and we have had long discussions in the area of spiritual gifts. We have worked together on numerous church growth projects—programs that were never just gimmicks or campaigns, but were built on church growth principles and the use of spiritual gifts.

Larry Gilbert understands the foundation of spiritual gifts for church growth, personal ministry, and daily living. Therefore, this book will make a significant contribution for pastors, leaders and individuals to help them strengthen their daily walk and build a church to the glory of God.

Dr. Elmer Towns,

Vice President and Co-Founder, Liberty University

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Dr. Elmer Towns.................................................................... 5

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK........................................................................... 7

PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE TEAM GIFTS

1 :: Eight Reasons Why Every Christian Should Know

Their Spiritual Gift........................................................................... 13

2 :: What Is a Spiritual Gift?................................................................... 23

3 :: Spiritual Gifts and Their Relationship To God's Will.......................39

4 :: Spiritual Gifts and Their Relationship To The Believer.................. 55

5 :: TEAM Ministry..................................................................................69

6 :: The Gift of Evangelism and Its Relationship

To Evangelism.................................................................................. 89

7 :: Abusing the TEAM Gifts................................................................. 111

8 :: How to Discover Your Spiritual Gift................................................127

PART II: ACTIVATING THE TEAM GIFTS

9 :: The Evangelist................................................................................ 141

10 :: The Prophet....................................................................................145

11 :: The Teacher....................................................................................149

12 :: The Exhorter...................................................................................153

13 :: The Shepherd.................................................................................157

14 :: The Mercy-Shower......................................................................... 161

15 :: The Server......................................................................................165

16 :: The Giver.........................................................................................169

17 :: The Administrator..........................................................................173

Appendix A. Facilitator's Tips.....................................................................179

Appendix B. The Enabling Gifts..................................................................195

Appendix C. Why God Gave Us His Church and His Book................................ 203

Appendix D. Spiritual Gifts and the Trinity....................................................207

Appendix E. Spiritual Gifts and Their Relationship to Leadership................... 209

Bibliography.......................................................................................... 217

Endnotes................................................................................................ 221

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"Some of the Best material ever written on spiritual gifts." - Dr. Elmer Towns, Vice President and Co-founder of Liberty University

"A practical tool for mobilizing God's people." - Dr. Richard Lee, There's Hope America

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