Spiritual Gift Studies
DVDs and sample study guides for the following studies may be available to checkout from the Community Groups Lending Library. Click HERE to submit a request to borrow study materials for your group.
(Find additional Serving & Spiritual Gifts-related studies listed under Core Studies on the main Recommended Group Studies page.)
Serving from the Heart: Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service (Revised Edition) - Carol Cartmill & Yvonne Gentile
Travel on a journey of self-discovery and service. Does your ministry match who God created you to be? In this study, your Community Group will learn more about how the Body of Christ is intended to function, and what that means to each person. This study leads adults through assessing their spiritual gifts, talents and abilities, resources, individual style, dreams and experiences...all adding up to an enhanced capacity to serve God and neighbor.
6-session DVD & Workbook
Spiritual Gifts - R. Paul Stevens
In this study, R. Paul Stevens leads you to explore what spiritual gifts are, what their role is in the church and how to discover which gifts God has given you. You'll dig into key passages on spiritual gifts and look at specific examples of how they were manifested in the early church.
8-session Study Guide
Using Your Spiritual Gifts: Equipped to Serve. Engaged in Serving. - Eddie Rasnake
Scripture teaches that as Christians, we all have spiritually-endowed abilities over which God calls us to be stewards. Sadly though, most Christians don't even know what gifts they possess, much less how to use them. Using Your Spiritual Gifts is a probing, interactive study, ideal for Community Group discussions, that will challenge you to examine your spiritual health. The foundation of the study is built on the premise that all Christians are to be fruitful and productive in their walk with God. Part of being fruitful comes by knowing how to bear fruit---the fruits of the Spirit. As you understand what it means to be fruitful in ministry, you'll be better prepared to study what spiritual gifts are and how God wants those gifts to be used.
12-session Study Guide
St. Charles - Adult Ministries
Lorie is originally from Southern California, but spent many years in Boston and really considers herself to be an east coast girl. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on women's issues from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She oversees our Women's Ministry.
In her spare time...well, she has no spare time. Time away from ministry is spent enjoying her husband and three boys.
Leah grew up in West Dundee, Illinois and received my BA in Education at the University of Iowa. Leah, her husband, Steve, and their three children began attending Christ Community Church in 2003. She has enjoyed being involved with women's and student ministries over the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book, and gardening.
Jack is originally from upstate New York, and is a graduate of Brown University where he received his degree in Economics. Before joining the Christ Community Church staff, Jack spent 31 years in the consumer products industry in various sales and marketing managerial positions.
Jack and Susie have been married for over 30 years and have five wonderful children.
Lee was born in the Wicker Park area of Chicago and spent his early life slowly moving west, to the Austin District, Oak Park, Elmhurst, and, finally, Batavia. An alumni of Morton College, Lincoln college, and later, Moody Bible Institute, Lee spent 29 years in the meat division of a local grocery chain. Lee has been married over 40 years to his wife, Deb, and have three adult children and four grandchildren. He loves basketball, hiking, camping in Colorado, and sharing his faith with seekers
Jeannine was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She is married to her high-school sweetheart Jason and they have two children. They have been attending and serving at Christ Community Church since 2008.
She enjoys scrapbooking, playing volleyball with her family, biking, and cheering her son on in baseball.