Purpose of the Gift of Facilitation: Romans 12:8 – The purpose of the gift of facilitation is to offer support to leadership, but we must recognize that they are leaders in their own right. They are known as administrative leaders and serve by leading people in a certain direction or for a certain cause. Facilitators show and point the way for others, like a shepherd leading sheep, when it comes to getting a task or project accomplished. They can inspire others to a common vision/mission and for a specific outcome.
Those who possess the gift of facilitator/administrator/leader are empowered to organize, direct, and implement plans to lead others in various ministries or projects. This gift is closely related to the ministry gift of leadership, but is more goal or task oriented and is also more concerned with details and organization, and is a serving gift.
The Greek word for the spiritual gift of administration is Kubernesis. This term refers to a shipmaster or captain. Its literal meaning is “to steer,” or “to rule or govern.” It carries the idea of someone who guides and directs a group of people toward a goal or destination.
The person with the gift of a facilitator has the capacity and is motivated to serve by organizing, administering, promoting, and leading, whether it is a ministry inside the church or a ministry or organization outside of organized religion. It is a very necessary gift in business as well. The gift operates regardless of the type of organization the leader is leading.
The gifts of God are without repentance – Romans 11:29. Those with this gift have an ability to distinguish major objectives and help others visualize the matter at hand. Coordinating the activities of others are in order to meet the common goal. Without someone who has the ability to see the overall vision and mission of a project or ministry, no one will understand how to bring it to completion and what it will take to accomplish the task before them. These children exhibit traits very early and are generally quite active.
Character Traits of the Child with the Gift of Facilitation
In my opinion, this is one of the easiest of gifts to recognize because the Facilitator/Administrator/Leader (FAL) are often strong-willed and independent children. Their seemingly rebellious character trait is not because they don’t respect their parents or an authority figure, rather, it is because they have their own ideas about life that tend to show up at an early age.
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Book #2 in the Anna’s Friend’s series is a delightful story about how Anna, who has the gift of facilitation (leadership) leads her classmates to coordinate a project to raise money for the local animal shelter. The reader will interact with Anna, Hiro, Maria, Jesse, Sarah, Daniel, and Cayden. Each of the children has one of the seven motivational gifts. We see how they interact with one another based on their gifts.
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