Talents

“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:6-8


Bright Hope has 40 ministries comprised of “servant leaders” whose purpose is to serve the Church membership, the Philadelphia community, our nation and our world in the name of Jesus Christ! As Great Commission Christians, we desire to reach the world for Jesus Christ and adopt a “Kingdom Vision” for ministry. Under God’s leadership, we are committed to working together to advance the Kingdom of God.

As Believers, we desire to be faithful stewards of God’s gifts to us and use them towards the edification of all of His children. We recognize prayer and the unfaltering Word of God as our power source. We strive to do His ministry with love and excellence. We are committed to practicing servant ministry that reaches our members, our visitors and guests, and our larger communities. We believe that servant ministry can be practiced by all God’s people regardless of age, gender or marital status. Every program or activity of our various ministries is meant to glorify God by uplifting
others! God endows each of us with immense potential talents/ spiritual gifts when we are born and gives us spiritual gifts when we are “born again” into the Body of Christ.  Each of us shares in God’s plan in a unique and meaningful way. 

The Bible encourages us to use our talents/spiritual gifts wisely.
 
By using our talents/spiritual gifts, we will better be able to use them to serve God by serving God’s people in the Church.  But, if we do not use our talents/gifts, we may eventually find them ineffective and lose them.

Look at the list of spiritual gifts below, and join a ministry today.

Spiritual Gifts
 
Administration/Government

Organizational skills/keeping ministries and people focused on goals and involved, an Initiator
 
Knowledge

Ability to retain the Word of God and its vast ideas, literally a “walking bible”
 
Wisdom
Ability to use knowledge in a practical way, great counselors giving precious advice, perceptive
 
Faith
Totally dependent/trusting in God and God’s Word in the most adverse circumstances, optimist
 
Prophecy
Declarers of the truth, articulating what is right despite what others may think or do, bold  
 
Mercy
Those who demonstrate genuine sensitivity to suffering, caring
 
Giving
Strongly concerned with financial matters/exemplary money managers, stewards
 
Discernment
See through confusion to pinpoint problems and solutions, listeners/perceivers
 
Teaching
Notably concerned with explaining the “why” of the truth, loves to study and research, in-depth
 
Pastor/Shepherding
Motivated to lead, influences others to work together for the greater good, leader
 
Hospitality/Serving
Love to help and meet the needs of others, do what others don’t like to do, selfless
 
Exhortation

Friendly and understanding communicators of what to do with the truth, encourager
 
Evangelism
Compelled to win souls, seriously motivated with witnessing about Christ, vigorous
 
Healing
Able to, by God’s power, effect a positive outcome upon ones’ physical/psychological status
 
Miracles
Able to, by God’s power, affect a circumstance in a way that defies rationale and logic
 
Speaking in Tongues
Able to communicate to God and God’s people in an unknown spiritual language as a means of intimacy with God and the building up of those that comprise God’s church
 
Interpretation of Tongues
Able to decipher the unknown spiritual utterances into a comprehended language