The Bible tells us that every follower of Jesus has been prepared for ministry. Each of us has GIFTS that the Holy Spirit has given us; we were born with or have developed ABILITIES and talents; the PASSIONS in our heart draw us to particular areas; and the PERSONAL EXPERIENCES that God has brought us through and taught us to shape us each in a unique way to serve Him and others.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” I Peter 4:10
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you are serving the Lord, not men…” Ephesians 6:7
“All men do not receive the same gifts, but to every servant of the Master some gift of the Spirit is promised.” Ellen White, Christ’s Object Lessons
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” I Corinthians 12:4
“If we can ever awaken and unleash the massive talent, resources, creativity, and energy lying dormant in the typical local church, Christianity will explode with growth at an unprecedented rate.” Rick Warren