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.


The spiritual gift that enables the receiver to adapt and relate the Gospel and themselves to people of different cultures.<

People with this gift are usually: diplomatic, patient, globally-minded, sensitive, bold, discerning, confident.

Cautions for people with this gift: jumping in to a culture to try to “fix it” and have it become like one’s own; becoming impatient with people who find it difficult to relate to other cultures.

Biblical references: Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Romans 10:15

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.


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