The gift of crafting is the ability to use craft, professional, technical, trade, or handy skills to design, create, repair and/or construct items used for ministry.
Bezalel, son of Uri; Oholiab, Dorcas, Lydia, Priscilla
People with this gift can
- Work with one or more of: wood, metal, paint, glass, plants, cloth, AV equipment, etc.
- Work skilfully with required tools, equipment, technologies and/or knowledge.
- Enjoy using their hands and/or heads on concrete projects.
- Can design, create, build, use and/or repair buildings, grounds, AV equipment, databases, financial statements, contracts, etc.
- May not see their work as truly making a contribution to the spiritual life of the church
- May focus on the work to be done and overlook the ministry to be served.
- May resist change because of personal investment in the work they have done.
- Prefers behind-the-scenes
Tips for nurturing this gift
- Let your church know of the skills you can offer.
- Learn from others by helping them with their work.
- Get training in particular skills.
Property maintenance and repair, gardening, web page design, membership databases, bookkeeping, legal assistance, …
Not to be confused with the responsibility of all Christians to …
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