Gifted For Others

Note to the Teacher

The activity this week is fairly lengthy, so make sure to plan ahead.  Some students may be amazed at how accurate the inventory is and others, not so much – but be sure to celebrate them all!

Times are based on a 60-minute lesson period but can be adjusted as is necessary.

10 min

1. Ice Breaker:

Ask students to think about random talents they have that they could demonstrate.Can anyone say the alphabet backwards?Is anyone double jointed?Can someone do a back handspring or rub their head while patting their stomach?After sharing the weird ones, ask students to share two other things they are good at. Then use these questions to debrief:

  • How do you know what you’re good at?
  • Do you find it hard to talk about what you’re good at – or is it fairly easy for you?  Why do you think that is?
  • Have you ever connected your talents to how God made you?
 15 min

2.  Read Scripture  & Discuss

Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

  • What is a spiritual gift?
  • Do you think you have one? Two?  Why or why not?

30 min


3. Activity & Discussion -  Spiritual Gift Inventory

Take this lesson to the next level by getting students involved using the activity Spiritual Gift Inventory from the Youth Worker Collective ( .

5 min  

4. Closing

Close in the manner that is typical for you. Consider taking joys/concerns from the students, then ask for a volunteer to close in prayer.

60 min


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