Spiritual Gifts, the Beloved Community, and Covenant

by Emily Provance

Other authorsCarol Holmes (Editor), Mary Helgesen Gabel (Designer)
Pamphlet, 2020



Call number

CP 461


Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 2020.


God speaks to all people and gives us all spiritual gifts-and yet these gifts are not all the same. We are organizers, pray-ers, workers, carers, innovators, provocateurs, and healers. Why? Because we're made to fit together like puzzle pieces, as we name, affirm, and nurture spiritual gifts and ministries. In the author's view, this fitting together is at the heart of what it means to be a covenant people, a people given to the care of one another and charged with building the kingdom of God on Earth. It's easy to settle for less than covenant; it's scary to stretch for the wholeness of God's promise. We, collectively, face a choice of who to be. A version of this pamphlet was given as the 2019 Weed Lecture at Beacon Hill Friends House in Boston. Discussion questions included.… (more)

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
This is a good Pendle Hill Pamphlet to read as a group. How does one's spiritual community match Provance's definition? What gifts does our Meeting recognize? If your group is at all interested in Spiritual Formation, this will be a good resource.

Call number

CP 461


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