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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Craftsmanship?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To craft; to design; to build.

Description  Description 
The gift of craftsmanship is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to use hands and minds to creatively design and construct items to be used for ministry.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Exodus 28:3-6 2 Samuel 5:11
Exodus 31:1-5 2 Kings 22:4-6
Exodus 35:30-35 Acts 9:39

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • work with wood, cloth, paints, metal, glass and other raw materials;

  • make things which increase the effectiveness of others’ ministries;

  • enjoy serving with their hands to meet tangible needs;

  • design and build tangible items and resources for ministry use;

  • work with different kinds of tools and are skilled with their hands.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Creative Imaginative
Designer Handy
Resourceful Practical
Helpful Discreet

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • could fail to see that their gift is significant and one that make a spiritual contribution to the body;

  • could use people to get things done instead of helping them grow in the process;

  • should remember that the things they produce are just a means to the end, not the end itself.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Craft workshop leader Maintenance
Making articles for the church Decoration of church
Church building projects Audio-visual operator

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category ART. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Creative communication Music Writing