The gift of administration

January 14th, 2015

One of the things I enjoy doing is organising and administering things. It is something that comes naturally to me. I seem to be able to work in a job for a while and then see better ways of doing it or making things run smoothly.

Today I was researching the Biblical gift of administration and I came across this definition…

“The Greek word for the spiritual gift of administration is Kubernesis.  This is a unique term that refers to a shipmaster or captain. The 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.  We see variations of this word in verses like Acts 27:11, and Revelation 18:17.

With this gift the Holy Spirit enables certain Christians to organize, direct, and implement plans to lead others in the various ministries of the Church.  This gift is closely related to the gift of Leadership, but is more goal or task oriented and is also more concerned with details and organization.

See also I Corinthians 12:28, Titus 1:4-5.”

The gift of administration may not be a glamorous gift like the gift of healing or prophecy, but it is pretty cool in its own way. It certainly makes organising things a whole lot easier.