The work of the Holy Spirit is an awesome mystery for us. Because of the way these spiritual gifts are given to us and manifested in individuals, it is better to provide a description rather than a narrow, one-size-fits-all definition. Like the spiritual gifts assessment, these descriptions are not definitive but paint a beautiful tapestry of the Holy Spirit at work in God’s people.
ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE:
The spiritual gift that enables the receiver to bring a Biblical perspective to social justice issues and speak boldly as an advocate of those who are victimized and less powerful.
People with this gift are usually:informed, globally-minded, assertive, articulate, compassionate, analytical, perseverant.
Cautions for people with this gift: being so blunt or negative that people are put off by their manner; taking pride in their own ability to speak and persuade.
Biblical references: Isaiah 1:17, Micah 6:8, Luke 18: 1-8
Adapted from Gifts for You: Opening Your Spiritual Gifts and used here with permission. Copyright © 2011 Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Written by Valora K Starr. www.womenoftheelca.org/filebin/pdf/resources/SpiritualGifts.pdf
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE
If no volunteer opportunities are listed above, that does not mean that you and your gifts are not needed. Please email Joanne Griffin, Minister of Belonging to further discuss your gifts and passions and how we can work together to serve our community. Joanne can also be reached by phone at: 612-781-2766 x1005 (church) or 612-812-4868 (cell).