This book is the core resource in a comprehensive spiritual gifts program of the same title. Written by pastor, clinical psychologist, and founder and Executive Director of Stephen Ministries Kenneth Haugk does more than help users identify and implement their spiritual gifts. Haugk’s process also offers a way for churches to embed a spiritual gifts ministry into the fiber of their congregations. The “Leader’s Planning Set” includes everything needed to implement the program. Here leaders learn how to establish spiritual gifts as the criteria for ministry, lead a gifts discovery group, and use gifts to connect people and volunteer positions. A few items include a leader’s guide, a gifts assessment tool, and an “Inventory Manual,” which matches 120 ministry positions to the twenty gifts that Haugk describes. Participants use a guidebook and the two parts of the gifts inventory. This eight-hour course can be used in Christian congregations for retreats, Sunday school classes, or small group meetings.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover