Since God uses people’s gifting as a means of empowering them for ministry, it only makes sense we determine who to delegate to based on spiritual gifts.
Who is the best fit for the task to be delegated?
Consider the Ministry to be Done for Who to Delegate to Based on Spiritual Gifts
Some ministry responsibilities we might delegate have a more task-oriented requirement.
People with the spiritual gifts of administration, service, and perhaps helps would be best suited for task-oriented types of responsibilities. They can work in more behind the scenes settings without much, if any, people contact and find it meaningful.
Other responsibilities we might delegate have more of a people-oriented emphasis.
People with the spiritual gifts of pastor, mercy, or exhortation would fit this type of ministry best. Which gift depends on the type of interaction required. Someone with the spiritual gift of pastor would be best with a more long-term delegation that enables them to care for the welfare of others. A person with the gift of mercy would be best suited for responsibilities that allow them to help people in need. Those with the gift of exhortation would be best be utilized in situations where they are able to train, encourage, or counsel others.
Perhaps we need to delegate work that’s more cognitively-oriented.
Consider delegating research type of work to those with the gift of knowledge or perhaps wisdom. Analytical or evaluative type of work would best fit someone with the gift of discernment or wisdom.
Possibly the task to be delegated is more verbally-oriented.
The type of communication required would determine whether we pull on someone with the spiritual gift of exhortation, prophecy, or teaching. A person with the spiritual gift of exhortation would have a more encouraging approach whereas someone with the spiritual gift of prophecy could tend to be more confrontational. If a more systematic approach is needed, look for someone with the spiritual gift of teaching.
Some responsibilities we might delegate deal are more vision-oriented.
People with the gifts of leadership, apostle, or faith would be good for working on that which relates to new ministry initiatives. If it’s about goal-setting, look for someone with either the spiritual gift of leadership or faith.
When we delegate based on spiritual gifting, we’re pulling on God’s power in that person’s life to approach whatever the task may be as ministry to the glory of God.
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