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  1. THE MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS . . . so in Christ we who are many members form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. Romans 12:5-6a

  2. DISCOVERY OF THE GIFTS • Discover Your God Given Gifts, and Discover Your Children’s Gifts by Don and Katie Fortune • Advanced Basic Life Principles Seminar Bill Gothard – 1980’s • The Motivational Gifts Dr. Jerry Stettheimer (

  3. The Three Categories of Gifts Manifestation – 11 Gifts - I Corinthians 12:7 – 10 Ministry – 5 Gifts - Eph. 4:11-13 Motivational – 7 Gifts - Romans 12:6 – 8 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

  4. The Three Categories of Gifts • Manifestation • Ministry • Motivational • (Prophet) Perceiver • Teacher • Exhorter • (Leadership) (Organizer) Administrator • Server • Giver • (Mercy) Compassion

  5. Verbal / Non-Verbal Verbal • Perceiver • Researcher • Administrator • Exhorter Non-Verbal • Compassion • Server • Giver Natural ability to communicate so that others understand. Make good public speakers. Often speaking is a part of their service to the body. Not natural communicators. Some will train themselves to be good speakers. Frequently say things which are confusing or misleading. When in a leadership role, will want to think through communication carefully and may want to write out important messages in order to add clarity.

  6. Emotional / Physical / Analytical • Emotional • Compassion • Perceiver • Exhorter • Physical • Administrator • Giver • Server • Analytical • Researcher • Exhorter

  7. Hear the Word of The Lord! The Perceiver

  8. The Perceiver Physical Analytical Emotional Declares the will of God Verbal Non-Verbal 12% of the population Keeps us centered on Spiritual principles Meets a Spiritual need.

  9. Cycle of the Perceiver Stage 1 Yearns for Righteousness Stage 5 Forgives The Perceiver Stage 2 Senses Wrong-doing Stage 4 Demands Repentance Stage 3 Reacts and Pronounces Judgment

  10. Key Questions to Identify the Perceiver • Do you hate insincerity? • Is repentance important to you? • Do you have strong opinions about most things. • Are you willing to intercede for others? • Do you see things as black and white – no gray areas?

  11. Scripture for the Perceiver Iproclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD. Ps. 40:9

  12. The Teacher

  13. The Researcher Physical Analytical Emotional Researches and teaches the Bible Verbal Non-Verbal 6% of the population Keeps us studying and learning Meets a mental need.

  14. Stage 2 Prepares by Acquiring Knowledge Stage 4 Repeats lessons Numerous Times Stage 3 Seeks opportunities To share knowledge Cycle of the Researcher Stage 1 Yearns for knowledge Stage 5 Sense of Completion The Researcher

  15. Key Questions to Identify the Researcher • Do you value truth and hate lies? • Are you non-emotional, rational? • Do you enjoy reading and research? • Are you a trivia buff? • Are you upset when scripture is taken out of context? • Do you check out the credentials of others who teach or preach?

  16. Scripture for the Researcher It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2

  17. The Administrator (Organizer)

  18. The Administrator Physical Analytical Emotional Gives leadership and direction Verbal Non-Verbal 13% of the population Keeps us organized and increases our vision Meets a functional need

  19. Stage 6 Sense of completion Stage 5 Stage 2 Defeats opposition Must be asked by authority Stage 4 Divides task according to ability Stage 3 Assesses situations Examines resources Cycle of the Administrator Stage 1 Yearns for unity The Administrator

  20. Key Questions to Identify the Administrator • Do you wait for those in authority to ask you to do things, and then delight in heading up complex projects? • When rearranging a room, do you see the entire plan in your head, or do you need to move one piece at a time, and plan as you go? • Would you rather do a task or delegate it to others? • Do you enjoy giving others the credit? • Do you hate disloyalty?

  21. Scripture for the Administrator Let all things be done decently and in order. I Corinthians 14:40

  22. The Exhorter

  23. The Exhorter Physical Analytical Emotional Encourages Personal progress Verbal Non-Verbal 16% of the population Keeps us applying spiritual truth Meets a psychological need

  24. Stage 2 Senses maturity level Stage 4 Shows consequences Stage 3 Encourages by revealing potential benefits Cycle of the Exhorter Stage 1 Yearns for Wisdom Stage 5 Sense of joy The Exhorter

  25. Key Questions to Identify the Exhorter • Do you value wisdom and constantly look for ways to make practical application of truth? • Do you prefer working with people rather than working with equipment, or data, or things? • Do you have to look in the face of those you’re talking with? • Do you like to tell personal stories to make a point? • Will you bend a scripture (or a truth) a bit to make an important point? • Do you like counseling and coaching others?

  26. Scripture for the exhorter Speaking of Barnabas . . . and he continuously exhorted – warned, urged and encouraged—them to cleave unto and remain faithful and devoted to the Lord with purpose of heart. Acts 11: 23b

  27. The Server and the Giver

  28. The Server and Giver?? Physical Analytical Emotional Server: Provide practical service Giver: Provide material assistance Verbal Non-Verbal Server - 17% of the population Giver – 6% of the population Server: Keeps the work moving Giver: Keeps specific needs met Server: Meets a practical need Giver: Meets a material need

  29. Stage 2 The Server Discerns need Stage 4 Completes task quickly Stage 3 Responds according to individual taste of others Cycle of the Server Stage 1 Discovers physical attributes of others Stage 6 Sense of joy Stage 5 Desires acknowledgement

  30. Stage 2 Senses specific physical need Stage 4 Secrecy surrounding contribution Stage 3 Personal investment of resources to be given Cycle of the Giver Stage 1 Acquires resources Stage 5 Sense of joy The Giver

  31. Key Questions to Identify the Server • Do you enjoy manual projects, working with your hands? • Do you have a good memory for small details? • Do you show love by deeds rather than by words? • Do you abhor being around clutter? • Do you feel lost if you don’t have clear direction and approval?

  32. Key Questions to Identify the Giver • Do you give of your time and money freely? • Do you fully believe that all material resources come from God, and He will supply those who give to others? • Do you want your gifts to be of high quality, meeting a specific, private need? • Do you love to give without others knowing about it? (Tend to be secretive?) • Do you enjoy bargain hunting? • Do you possess natural business ability? Are you industrious?

  33. Scripture for the Server He gave them these orders: You must serve Faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of The Lord. 2 Chronicles 19:9

  34. Scripture for the Giver Jesus speaking . . . But when you give to the needy do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing so that your giving may be in secret, then your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:3

  35. Compassion Person (Mercy)

  36. The Compassion Person Physical Analytical Emotional Provides personal and emotional support Verbal Non-Verbal 30% of the population Meets an emotional need Keeps us in right attitudes and relationships

  37. Stage 2 Approaches and engages individual Stage 4 Assumes the pain of others Cycle of the Compassion Person Stage 1 Searches for emotional needs in others Stage 6 Fatigue and joy Compassion Person Stage 5 Expels the pain acquired from others Stage 3 Relieves the pain

  38. Key Questions to Identify the Mercy • Do you get your feelings hurt easily? • Are you drawn to others who are hurting? • Do you strongly defend the wounded? • Do you tend to find the good in others? • Do you dislike administering discipline?

  39. This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.” Zechariah 7:9 Scripture for the Compassion Person:

  40. Questions The reasons for studying motivational gifts are: • To promote unity in the Body of Christ • To build up the Body of Christ • To prepare God’s people for works of service • To decrease judgmentalism and criticism in the body • All of the above

  41. T-F T-F T-F T-F T-F Motivational gifts are the same as personality types. Every person has been given a motivational gift. Motivational gifts are not clearly evident until adulthood. A person working in his gift will gain personal prosperity and achievement. A person will be energized and motivated while working within his gift, avoiding fatigue or burnout. True False

  42. T-F T-F T-F T-F T-F There is a positive side and a negative side to each motivational gift. The Bible says that some motivational gifts are of greater value than others. Certain gifts are required to be a preacher, elder or deacon in the church. Those having non-verbal gifts are to remain silent in the church. Jesus Christ exhibited the positive traits of all the gifts, perfectly. Questions 16 – 20 True False

  43. T-F T-F T-F T-F T-F Identifying your gift excuses you from work in other areas. We need to understand our gift because it is a driving force in our behavior. The more sensitive we become to the other gifts the more threatened we will feel. When we understanding gifts we are more forgiving and less critical of others. God gives us a gift, and there is no need for us to work on further developing it. Questions 21 – 25 True False

  44. The Gifts of the Body Identify which part of the body corresponds with each gift: • Server • Exhorter • Perceiver • Administrator • Giver • Compassion Person • Researcher _____ Head _____ Eyes _____ Mouth _____ Shoulders _____ Heart _____ Hands

  45. The Gifts of the Body Speaking: as for God . . . Serving: with strength! researcher (teacher) 1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. perceiver (prophet) exhorter administrator (organizer) compassion person (mercy) giver server

  46. % of the general population* The Gift Definition Needs met What it does 12% Perceiver / Prophet Declares the will of God Spiritual Keeps us centered on spiritual principles 17% Server Renders practical service Practical Keeps the work of ministry moving 6% Researcher / Teacher Researches and teaches the Bible Mental Keeps us studying and learning 16% Exhorter Encourages personal progress Psychological Keeps us applying spiritual truths 6% Giver Shares material assistance Material Keeps us providing for specific needs 13% Administrator / Organizer Gives leadership and direction Functional Keeps us organized and increases our vision 30% Compassion Person / Mercy Provides personal and emotional support Emotional Keeps us in right attitudes and relationships Description of Motivational Gifts *This tabulation is based on detailed response sheets from 1000 people over a ten-year period, representing more than 100 groups in a variety of states, provinces and countries.

  47. “ I did some research on your illness and I believe I can explain what is happening.”

  48. “ I did some research on your illness and I believe I can explain what is happening.” “Do you have insurance to cover this type of illness?”