Posts Tagged ‘children’s spiritual gifts’

Server Gift for Children

Little servers, like their adult counterparts, have identifiable interests which prepare them for practical and creative ministry.  They can become absorbed in play and play alone, particularly when it concerns the use and dexterity of their hands.  Smaller children seem to love such things as cars, trucks, craft sets, toy irons, stoves, tea sets, clay, crayons, and the like.  Older children go on to enjoy sewing, knitting, electronic and constructions sets, and microscopes.

They get satisfaction from putting things together.  They are good at pretend play when it involves modeling teachers, secretaries, preachers, librarians, etc.  They make good little ‘copycats’.

Because these children are motivated toward tasks and things, they tend to have a single best friend or a limited circle of friends.  This also can make them very family-oriented.  Since their motivations are toward activities, they are not strong ‘feeling children.’  They often find public speaking difficult and are embarrassed to show emotion, especially before groups of people.  Sometimes this repression can cause bitterness as they become angry with life.

They are spasmodic readers, but have varied and wide interests.  They like pets and can give affection to them, at times more readily than to people.

Like older servers, the children prefer to choose their own direction and time of activity.  Their greatest joy is thinking of the task themselves and doing it on their terms.  For example, they may grudgingly do the dishes after being told.

A corollary to this is their tendency to feel overwhelmed if the work piles up with too many complications.  They may work for days on a project and then fail to finish it at the last minute because a few obstacles make it seem impossible.

Parents of these children need to appreciate their beautiful serving gifts and be aware of their strong need for family and friends to receive their ideas and projects with enthusiasm, encouragement, and appreciate for work done.

1.  Coordinated with their hands

2. Likes delicate, little things

3. Great imitators and pretenders

4. Enjoys being involved, helping

5. Few close friends, one best friend, likes small groups, hates being part of a crowd

6. Can be very creative

7. Short attention spans

8. Dislikes constant reading

9. Likes to take things apart and put them back together

 

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Prophet: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/prophet-gift-for-children/

Teacher: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/teacher-gift-for-children/

Exhorter: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/exhorter-gift-for-children/

Ruler: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/ruler-gift-for-children/

Giver: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/giver-gift-for-children/

Mercy: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/mercy-gift-for-children/

©2013 jsixrock and WORLDTEAM, Inc.

Ruler Gift for Children

The ruling gift shows up in children in the zeal and enthusiasm of their personality.  They are outstanding in their wide interests, excessive activity, and somewhat ‘forward’ personality.  They tend to be joiners, will volunteer for most anything and run for various school offices.

They seem to have an inner drive to be ‘first.’  Already they are being groomed for leadership roles.  They are usually well-liked children who feel at home with all ages.  They enjoy ‘going’ with their parents’ in fact, they always seem to be ‘on the go’ with new ideas, projects, and plans.

They subscribe to things, collect things, and send off for magazine contests.  They are great planners with a certain systematic approach to things.  They may write notes to themselves, make up lists of activities, and lay out their clothing for the next day.

They are curious and investigative, full of all kinds of questions. Their mental alertness  may give a false impression of a higher I.Q. than they actually possess.  Ruling requires speaking, so these children are free and outspoken.

The zeal of their personality seems to spare them from undue discouragements.  They keep driving ahead, even amidst rebuke.  Their tendency to organize others may be mistake as a personal ‘laziness’ on their part.

In play, these children seem to love most everything, all kinds of toys and pets.  But as they grow older, they prefer playing with other children above toys.  They are eager to have pets, but may find it difficult to follow through in the care of them.  They tend to have a wide reading interest, with special emphasis on adventure, animal stories, and anything with action.

1.  Always aware of what he possesses

2. Tough-skinned, doesn’t care if he has friends or not

3.  Organizes friends, everything, everyone

4. Involved in a wide range of things, enjoys doing them all

5.  Loves detective stories, any mystery stories, plot

6.  Writes notes to himself and his parents about his plans

 

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Prophet: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/prophet-gift-for-children/

Teacher: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/teacher-gift-for-children/

Exhorter: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/exhorter-gift-for-children/

Server: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/server-gift-for-children/

Giver: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/giver-gift-for-children/

Mercy: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/mercy-gift-for-children/

©2013 jsixrock and WORLDTEAM, Inc.

Teacher Gift for Children

Children with the motivational gift of teaching have early interests and inclinations which prepare them for their ministry.  One might regard them as more ‘quiet’ than other children, even a tendency to be loners.  They like people and are liked by people, but even as children they can entertain themselves alone for long periods of time.  

They are not necessarily brilliant children, but they have a thirst for knowledge and  a wide taste in reading.  They will, as the saying goes, read almost anything.  They respond to school assignments by over-preparation, but if they are not interested in a subject they may ignore it and suffer a poor grade.

They find it hard to feign interest.  Usually they are bored by ‘small talk’.  As small children their interest may show up a fascination with letters and numbers.  One interesting example was a child who would sit and trace and the letters on his blocks over and over with his fingers.

These children seem to possess a certain personal organizational and emotional stability which fits them for long hours of study.  Therefore, they have a steadiness in their disposition and are not given as readily in the classical ‘coldness’ of a teacher.

They tend to be faithful children, loyal and punctual.  Because they are ‘fact’ and stubborn, they may even give the impression of being rigid and unemotional.  All of this gives them a certain independent, almost individualistic air.  This shows up in such things as active group sports, where they find as much personal fulfillment in watching as in participating.  They generally do not go out for sports in school.  They are not drawn to pets as much as some of the other gifts, not from dislike but because they are too time-consuming.

1.  Orderly, quiet, the perfect child, punctual

2. Never easily persuaded, very solid

3. Love intricate toys, but do not take apart toys unless they’re sure they can get them back together

4. Fussy about how you play with them, must tell everyone how to work toys before they can use them

5. Loners; do not mind being alone

6. Appear to be brilliant because they excel in class

7. Reads anything and everything

 

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Prophet: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/prophet-gift-for-children/

Exhorter: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/exhorter-gift-for-children/

Ruler: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/ruler-gift-for-children/

Server: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/server-gift-for-children/

Giver: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/giver-gift-for-children/

Mercy: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/mercy-gift-for-children/

©2013 jsixrock and WORLDTEAM, Inc.