Are you gifted for Administration?

Has the Holy Spirit given you the ministry gift of Administrating? It is to minister to others by leading your community with a humble spirit.

 

IN THE BIBLE

 

Romans 12:8. or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with generosity; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

he who rules. The Greek word is προϊστάμενος (“proistamenos”). It means to preside, to rule over, to direct.

 

1 Corinthians 12:28. God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages.

governments. The Greek word is κυβερνήσεις (“kybernēseis”). It means steering, governance, administration.

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

In both cases, an Administrator is a person who leads.

Do not interpret this to mean the presider at a liturgy. And do not interpret it to mean the ordained. An ordained person might (or might not) have this Ministry Gift.

A person with this gift will be a humble leader. They will act for what is best for the community, rather than what is best for their own career or their own ego. They will not be bossy or domineering. Think of Moses, the most humble person who ever lived (see Numbers 12:3).

 

HOW ABOUT YOU?

Are you a naturally good leader? Are you interested in leading? When you lead, do people say you did a good job and thank you for it?

If so, you may well have this gift!

Now it is time to try it out »

 

NOTES

Sirach 44:4. Leaders of the people by their counsels, And by their understanding men of learning for the people; Wise were their words in their instruction:

 


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