This course is delivered via email. The modules and worksheets will come to you about every four days. For greater accessibility for all readers, I used the New International Version of the Bible (NIV) for this series.
MODULE 1: WHAT ARE GOD-GIVEN GIFTS?
Module 1 explains what spiritual gifts are. This module focuses on 8 key things you need to know about God-given gifts. These gifts are spelled out in the Bible in about five key passages, including Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12. You may hear these gifts called spiritual gifts, biblical gifts, or Gifts of the Spirit. This Module shows you scripturally why God gives us gifts in the first place and what He wants us to use them for. This module demonstrates that biblical gifts are not only for church service, but are for service to the broader Kingdom, including your life, career, relationships, and community.
MODULE 2: WHEN YOU'VE FOUND YOUR GIFTS
Module 2 expands on the definition of God-Given gifts from Module 1 and explains what living inside your gift looks like. How do we know that someone is living inside his or her gifts when we see it? What should you be looking for? How can we tell that someone is living outside his or her gifts? In this module, I present short case studies of people I believe are living inside their gifts. I encourage you to consider your own list of people living in or out of their gifts. What are they doing? How are they contributing? How do you know? This module comes with worksheets to help you get clarity on what it means to you for someone to be living inside his or her gifts.
MODULE 3: MYTHS ABOUT GIFTS
Module 3 presents some of the biggest myths that people have about gifts. One of the biggest myths I hear is that, once you’ve found your gifts, life will be easy and you won’t experience struggle or pain. That is an easy conclusion to reach because, when we see people we think have found their gifts, they make it look so easy. Another common misunderstanding is believing that your gift will be a talent. That’s only partially right. In this module, I explain why it isn’t completely right and why it could be a dangerous belief. This module includes worksheets to help you sort out which, if any, of these myths you’ve bought into.
MODULE 4 & BONUS: PRAYING FOR YOUR GIFTS
Module 4 discusses the importance of praying for your gifts. It also suggests how to pray for and meditate on your gifts. This Module also introduces you to the role of the Holy Spirit in identifying and using your gifts. The Bible is very clear on the vital role of the Holy Spirit in selecting and distributing God-Given gifts. You should know the Holy Spirit to know what you are looking for.
BONUS: In this bonus to Module 4, I offer a template to create a customized prayer for your unique gifts. I have designed this for people who are struggling to pray for their gifts. If you have a prayer strategy that is working for you, stick with that. However, many people are not just confused about what they should be doing; instead, they often don’t even know how to start praying for it. This bonus is for those people. I offer specific scriptures around which you can build your prayers in this area.
MODULE 5: WRAP-UP & WORKSHEETS
Module 5 offers you a printable summary of key portions of the course. It is condensed into one page for future reference. It also introduces a 30-Day challenge that you can use to engage further with the concepts from the course. This module also includes a couple of worksheets for those people wanting a guided way to work through the material from earlier modules.