Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (September 26th, 2018)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
We minister in 3 unique directions:
(1) To the Lord
(2) To other Christians
(3) To non-Christians

We minister in 3 unique areas:
(1) Spiritual needs
(2) Physical needs
(3) Emotional needs

Discovering these tools is important because:
• The Effectiveness of the church depends on it.
• Your Ministry is determined by Your Makeup.
• God wants you to be both Fruitful and Fulfilled.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
C. We are called to minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
C. We are called to minister.
D. We are gifted to minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
C. We are called to minister.
D. We are gifted to minister.
E. We are authorized to minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
C. We are called to minister.
D. We are gifted to minister.
E. We are authorized to minister.
F. We are to be prepared to minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
C. We are called to minister.
D. We are gifted to minister.
E. We are authorized to minister.
F. We are to be prepared to minister.
G. We are fulfilled when we minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
C. We are called to minister.
D. We are gifted to minister.
E. We are authorized to minister.
F. We are to be prepared to minister.
G. We are fulfilled when we minister.
H. We will give an account for how we minister.
I. The Biblical foundation for ministry
A. We are created to minister.
B. We are saved to minister.
C. We are called to minister.
D. We are gifted to minister.
E. We are authorized to minister.
F. We are to be prepared to minister.
G. We are fulfilled when we minister.
H. We will give an account for how we minister.
I. We will be rewarded for how we minister.
II. The Preparation for Ministry
A. I dedicate my body.
II. The Preparation for Ministry
A. I dedicate my body.
B. I eliminate competing distractions.
II. The Preparation for Ministry
A. I dedicate my body.
B. I eliminate competing distractions.
C. I evaluate my strengths.
II. The Preparation for Ministry
A. I dedicate my body.
B. I eliminate competing distractions.
C. I evaluate my strengths.
D. I cooperate with other believers.
II. The Preparation for Ministry
A. I dedicate my body.
B. I eliminate competing distractions.
C. I evaluate my strengths.
D. I cooperate with other believers.
E. I activate my gifts.
III. Tool #1 - S is for Spiritual Gifts
A. Understanding Spiritual Gifts
• Spiritual gifts are different than natural talents.
• Spiritual gifts are special abilities.
B. Discovering Our Spiritual Gifts
• Prayerful devotion
• Review the listings
III. Tool #1 - S is for Spiritual Gifts
A. Understanding Spiritual Gifts
• Spiritual gifts are different than natural talents.
• Spiritual gifts are special abilities.
B. Discovering Our Spiritual Gifts
• Prayerful devotion
• Review the listings
• By trial and error (Short term commitments, fruit/fulfillment)
• Input from godly people
• Through an assessment
Rick Warren (Saddleback Church) places the gifts in 4 different categories by PURPOSE:
1. Evangelism (Communicating God's Word)
» This includes: Preaching, Evangelism, Missions, and Church planting.
2. Discipleship (Educating God's people)
» This includes: Teaching, Exhortation, Wisdom, Discernment, and Knowledge.
3. Ministry (Demonstrating God's love)
» This includes: Serving, Mercy, Hospitality, Shepherding, and Giving.
4. Worship (Celebrating God's presence)
» This includes: Music, Artistry, Drama, Intercession, Healing, Miracles, Praying, and Tongues.

Gifts that support all four include: Leadership, Administration, and Faith

Next Week:
H is for Heart