Wilderness Assumption #5: You Have Abundant Gifts

The church – leaders and members together – are given talents and gifts by the Spirit. Out of abundance and generosity God is giving gifts for creating, restoring and renewing life – abundant life – and for the work of ministry.

Implications for the church’s learning: How, before the watching world, might our church name the possibilities and become a community of overwhelming gratitude and extraordinary generosity? How will we support one another to discover, develop and use the gifts God has given us? How might we become equipped with skills, support, and resources for leading the journey through the wilderness?

Reflection questions:

  1. What are the crossroads your church is faced with at this point in time?
  2. Can you appreciate that God is giving your church all the gifts you need to be faithfully the people of God?
  3. What is a gift you have that you do not fully acknowledge?
  4. What declaration of possibility can you make that has the power to transform your church community and inspire you?

Put it into practice: