04_Equipping Gifts | Gift Clusters, Spiritual Gifts Series, Premium Content

Most of us have several spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit arranges in “clusters” that help us minister effectively to others in the Church. In this episode, we explore types of clusters and begin unpacking the nuances of individual spiritual gifts. 

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L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)

O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

In evaluating your gifts, can you discern a particular arrangement that could make you effective in a specific ministry endeavor? Have you identified an underserved “gap” in your parish? Could that be the Holy Spirit inviting you to offer or begin something new? 

V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful. Enkindle in them the fire of Your love, and there shall be a new creation, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen. +

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What We Discussed | Show Notes


Minutes 00:12:00 – Gift Clusters: Equipping and/or speaking gifts: apostle/shepherd

Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  prophecy, evangelism

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – teacher; other “cluster” patterns

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – stay in your lane; LOVE the Word and Fresh Wind


Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Pope Paul VI

On the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World, Christefideles Laici, Pope John Paul II

Fruitful Discipleship, Sherry Weddell

Iuvenescit Ecclesia, The Relationship Between Hierarchical and Charismatic Gifts
in the Life and the Mission of the Church, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith


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