A major emphasis of my ministr(ies) has been to make people aware of their spiritual gifts, to discover their spiritual gifts, and to apply their spiritual gifts. It is core to the Congregational Church, and it is typical of Pentecostal Churches. It is core, too, to the Bible: "To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit." Yet it strikes me again and again, in Churches, that such gifting plays little role in how they think and function -- alternatively people participate in the spiritual life of the Church in a fairly haphazard way. OBSERVATION: Perhaps I shall describe in a future post just how my wife and I sought to establish spiritual gifts.