Every Christian believer has been given at least one spiritual gift (1 Corinthians 12:7). God gives us these gifts to empower us so that we can take our part in building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-14). One of the greatest joys a Christian can experience is the joy that comes from using his gift for God's loving purposes in the church and in the world. We are called to discover and develop these gifts so that God can make us more and more fruitful in His service (1 Timothy 4:14). In fact, our Lord Jesus gives a stern warning about the danger of squandering our gifts (Matthew 25:14-30).
St. Philip's offers a Spiritual Gifts Workshop several times a year so that you can begin (or continue!) the journey of discovering your gifts and growing in maturity through service. Contact the Rev. Andrew O'Dell for information on our next workshop––we hope you'll join us!