The 145th Annual Diocesan Convention explored what it meant to be Gifted, to be Called, and to be Sent. Deputies "learned by doing" three exercises that easily translate into congregation-based activities.
The first module helps us as individuals to identify our own spiritual gifts. In the second module, we explore our spiritual gifts together in a deeper way to discern God's call for us. The third module is a practice that identifies assets within our congregations, our communities and ourselves to help us initiate action plans for strengthening our ministries.
The complete guidebook used by Deputies to do these exercises at Convention is attached below.
In addition, the Spiritual Gifts inventory and tabulation sheets are broken out into separate files, also attached below. However, the easiest way to take the Spiritual Gifts inventory is to use the self-scoring form online at elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Spiritual-Renewal/Assessment-Tools.