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.
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.
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.