There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12 (NIV)
The gifts we are given, we are given to share.
You might share your gift by volunteering in the community, by helping a neighbor or relative, by tutoring a child, through activism or philanthropic support. We serve, we minister, by using our gift.
This is the spirituality of ministry.
it’s followed with hope
As you make your year-end gifts, please consider the SSJ Mission and Ministries Foundation annual fund. When we share our gifts together, we give back to God and complete the circle. And we offer a gift of hope to all generations — by feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, welcoming the refugees, caring for elders and building community in inner-city neighborhoods.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)