“Now to each one of us (who are followers of Jesus Christ) the manifestation of the Spirit (i.e. spiritual gifts) is given for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7).
We believe that every single follower of Jesus Christ has at least one spiritual gift. And if every follower of Jesus Christ has a spiritual gift, then each of us has an area of ministry for which God has gifted and designed us. What this means is that God wants every follower of Jesus to use their lives to make a difference for eternity.
But this Core Value also has a bearing for our church family as a whole. God’s plan for McLean Bible Church is that we be a “team.” And in order for us to achieve our mission of making an impact on secular Washington, we need every member of the team “on the field.” We need every team member to be exercising his/her gifts in an effortto help McLean Bible Church achieve the mission God has given us.
This is why we provide ongoing training and development services for the members of our church family in the areas of recognizing and learning to use their spiritual gifts.