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Spiritual Gifts


A spiritual gift is a “manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” through which the Holy Spirit ministers to the Body of Christ.  The source of all spiritual gifts is God, the Holy Spirit, who indwells all Christians at the moment of conversion.  There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.  Just as each part of the body performs a different function, each function and each part is important to the overall health and well being of the body as a whole. Each Christian is uniquely gifted to serve the Body of Christ with at least one spiritual gift.  We also believe that certain spiritual gifts were given during the early church primarily for establishing the church and authenticating God’s message and messenger, such as speaking in tongues, miracles, and healing.  We believe God emphasizes them less in the church  today.