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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Administration?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To pilot; to steer a ship.

Description  Description 
The gift of administration is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to understand clearly the immediate and long-range goals of a particular unit of the body of Christ, and to devise and execute effective plans for the accomplishment of those goals.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Luke 14:28-30 Exodus 18:13-26
1 Corinthians 12:28 Matthew 25:14-17
Titus 1:5 Luke 19:12-19

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • develop strategies or plans to reach identified goals;

  • assist ministries to become more effective and efficient (doing the right things and doing things right);

  • create order out of organizational chaos;

  • manage or coordinate a variety of responsibilities to accomplish a task;

  • organize people, tasks, or events, managing details carefully and thoroughly.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Thorough Objective
Responsible Organized
Goal-oriented Efficient
Conscientious Methodical

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • need to be open to adjusting their plans so that they don’t stifle the vision of leaders and the activity of the Holy Spirit;

  • could use people simply to accomplish goals without being concerned for their growth in the process;

  • could fail to see God’s purposes being fulfilled in the process of meeting a goal.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Treasurer Church secretary
Head deacon/deaconess Nominating committee
Finance committee Public relations

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category RESPONSIBILITY. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Apostleship Leadership Shepherding