A spiritual gift is a special ability given at conversion for building up the body of Christ. Each member of the body of Christ has been given a tool to use in building the church.
Through the distribution and networking of spiritual gifts, God has created a system ensuring that (1) every believer has a significant role in the body of Christ, and (2) believers work together to accomplish His overall purpose. We see in Romans 12:1-8 that God has gifted each of us for ministry, and that these gifts come in many different forms. Spiritual gifts tend to fall into distinct categories based on their purpose.
Below are two tools to help you learn more about spiritual gifts and how someone with a particular gift might serve in the church.