Spiritual Gifts and Values

My Spiritual Gifts



The ability to steer people toward the accomplishment of their goals by carefully and strategically planning, organizing, and  supervising.


  • Develop strategies or plans to reach identified goals
  • Assist ministries to become more effective and efficient
  • Create order out of organizational chaos
  • Manage or coordinate a variety of responsibilities to accomplish a task
  • Organize people, tasks, or events


The ability to set goals and to communicate these goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work towards accomplishing these goals. To cast vision, motivate, and assist people in moving towards their purpose.


  • Provide direction to  people
  • Motivate others to perform to the best of their abilities
  • Present the “big picture” for others to see
  • Model the values of their ministry
  • Take responsibility and establish goals

Intercession / Prayer

The ability to pray on a regular basis on behalf of and for others and see frequent and specific answers to their prayers to a degree much greater than that which is expected.


  • Have a daily awareness of the battles being waged
  • Exercise authority and power for the protection of others


The gift to recognize blessings and to respond to those blessings by generously, sacrificially, and cheerfully giving of one’s resources (time, talent, and treasure) without thought of return.


  • Manage their finances and limit their lifestyle in order to give as much of their resources as possible
  • Support the work of ministry with sacrificial gifts
  • Meet tangible needs that enable growth to occur
  • Provide resources, generously and cheerfully


The ability to work gladly behind the scenes, or to serve in a supporting role, or to invest their talents in helping other people increase their effectiveness. To accomplish practical and necessary tasks which free-up, support, and meet the needs of other people.


  • Serve behind the scenes whenever needed to support the gifts and ministries of others (without having to be asked)
  • See the tangible and practical things to be done and enjoy doing them
  • Has pleasure in meeting every day responsibilities
  • Would rather do a job than find someone else to do it

Pastor / Shepherd

The ability to assume a personal responsibility for leadership and the care, protection, guidance, and feeding (teaching) of people. The divine enablement to nurture, care for, and guide people toward on-going maturity.


  • Take responsibility to nurture the whole person in their walk
  • Provide guidance and oversight to people
  • Model with their life what it means to be a fully devoted in their walk and talk
  • Establish trust and confidence through long-term relationships
  • Lead and protect those within their span of care.

My Top 5 Values:

Love.  “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor 13:13 From childhood, I know first-hand how not having love can harm someone’s mental health. Luckily, I found Jesus when I was 14. I knew His love. I knew He always wanted me. I knew He made me for a reason. I knew love because of Him. As a result, I have so much love for people. Everyone has a story, everyone matters. I want to shower people with words of love, encouragement, hope, praise, truth, compassion, confidence, accountability, and let them hear God’s love. Yes, I value love for God, and love for people.

Faith. I value my faith very much. There’s nothing closely like it in the world to know God, feel Him in your core, live with Him daily, depend on Him, praise Him, walk with Him, talk with Him, listen to Him…as I sit typing this, I just got goose bumps…my  faith in Jesus Christ knowing He died on the cross for my sins so that I may have eternal life…my faith and belief in God is my core and I trust in Him completely. He has my heart for better or for worse. My life and what I do are for Him. “If you have faith as small a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain ‘move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

Integrity. The definition of integrity – the complete adherence to a code of especially moral values. Doing what’s right (in action and in word) even when no one is looking. No matter what…integrity is an unimpaired condition. Integrity is the second core value in the Air Force, something I have upheld since I enlisted in the Delayed Enlistment program, the beginning of my senior year in high school, right after I turned 17. Integrity is crucial.

Security. For me security provides balance, protection, necessary aspects for life (food, shelter), peace, joy, clarity, and trust. It encompasses my whole being. My vulnerability is gone and I am fully open because I feel safe. No fear, no hesitation, no qualms. My wings are open and I am able to soar high. Being thankful for what I do have and not harping on what I don’t is a secure mindset.

Freedom. On a military note, after deploying to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kuwait, I’ve seen firsthand that freedom isn’t free.  For example, a Muslim man was put to death because he converted to Christianity.  As an American, this is a right, a luxury that is often taken for granted. Numerous lives have been lost over this word. Freedom. There are some people that will never be free. Now on a personal note, I was in a class at church called Freedom 301. It’s amazing how you become alive after you let something go. No weight on your shoulder or in your heart…you feel peace. It’s no longer a nebulous path you are on…you see clearly.Freedom is Freedom.