Gifts, Talents and Service Opportunities
also known as:  Time and Talent Form
Zion Lutheran Church

You may print off and fill out the form below or pick one up from the church office.

Name ____________________________________     

Address ___________________________________

Phone  (home) __________________   (work)  __________________

Email______________________________________
 

 
Prayer Support
_____    Commit to pray for Zion regularly.
_____    Be part of a prayer group.

Youth Ministries
_____    Work on planning, publicizing and helping with youth events.
_____    Drive car/van for youth events
_____    Chaperone Pizza Parties after football games
_____    Canoe Trip Chaperone
_____    Chaperone Nat’l Youth Gathering
_____    Chaperone Synod Jr. Hi Gathering
_____    Chaperone Synod Sr. Hi Gathering
_____    Chaperone Mission Trip
_____    Help with Rummage Sale

Worship and Music
_____    Worship weekly.
_____    Read lessons at worship
             ____  1st service    ____  2nd service  ____  Wed. evening
_____    Usher     _____    1st service    _____2nd service   _____  Wed. evening    
              _____ Lent _____  Holy Week    _____  Christmas Eve
_____    Be a greeter         ____  1st service
             ____  2nd service          ____  Wed. evening
_____    Serve Communion       ____  1st service
            ____  2nd service       _____ Wed. Eve.
_____    Provide Flowers for Worship
_____    Give a children’s sermon
_____    Lead Children’s Time during 10:45 sermon
_____    Direct or be part of a drama
_____    Run the video camera
_____    Operate Power Point
_____    Set up, take down screen for contemporary service
_____    Serve on altar guild
_____    Play the organ         _____  piano

Contemporary Worship
_____    Operate Power Point
_____    Set up, take down screen
_____    Lead Children’s Time during 10:45 Sermon
_____    Be part of a Worship Team
_____    Be part of an Ensemble    _____ Vocal   _____ Instrumental
_____    Run Sound System

Music:
_____    Sing in Senior Choir
_____    Be part of a worship team
_____    Be part of an ensemble   ____  Vocal  ____  Instrumental
_____    Play a musical instrument
_____    Sing a vocal solo
_____    Play organ    _____  piano
_____    Play Guitar
_____    Provide Special Music
_____    Accompany Joyful Noise
 
Christian Education
Sunday School:
_____    Superintendent
_____    Teacher
_____    Lead Large Group Activity (every 3 weeks)
_____    Substitute Teacher
_____    Worship Leader
_____    Pianist
_____    Prayer Partner
_____    Old Fashioned Christmas helper
_____    Christmas program help

Release Time:    
_____    Teacher
_____    Substitute Teacher    
_____    Music Leader

S.U.R.F.
_____    Station Leader        
_____    Station Helper
_____    Snack Preparer    
_____    Evening Meal Preparer
_____    Eat with a Table of Kids Wed. Eve.

Pre-School Vacation Bible School:
_____    Teacher    _____    Substitute Teacher
_____    Planning    _____    Puppetry
_____    Accompanist    _____    Kitchen Help

Vacation Bible School:
_____    Teacher    _____    Substitute Teacher
_____    Worship Leader    _____    Pianist/Guitar Player
_____    Arts/Crafts    _____    Recreation
_____    Kitchen Help

Day Camp:
_____    Helper
_____    Evening meals for counselors
_____    Housing for counselors
Confirmation:
_____    Teach 3-4 Week Elective Class
_____    Retreat Chaperone
_____    Be a Mentor
Adult:
_____    Forum Leader occasionally
_____    Bible Study participant
             ____  Men’s        ____  Women’s    
             ____  Mixed    ____  Couple’s
_____    Bible Study Leader
_____    Small Group Studies
_____    Planning Adult Classes
_____    Participate in synod or conference
             educational or mission events
_____    Adult Canoe Trip
_____    Cover to Cover Book Group
             _____  Thursday A.M.    _____  Thursday P.M.
_____    Adult Mission Trip/Project

Women:
_____    Women of the ELCA (WELCA)
_____    WELCA Officer
_____    Circle Participant      ____  Morning
             ____  Afternoon        ____  Evening
_____    Prayer chain member.
_____    Women of Faith Bible Study (Fri. 9 a.m./monthly)
_____    Women of Faith Too (Sun. 7 p.m. monthly)
_____    Women of the Word Bible Study (W.O.W.) (4 pm Tues., biweekly)
_____    Mission Sewing – 8 am, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
_____    Kitchen Help for Mission Sewing
_____    Clean Kitchen Monthly
_____    Second Mile Serving
_____    WELCA Coordinator
_____    Serving Group Food Coordinator for one month
_____    Serve on Altar Guild


Men:
_____    Retired Men’s Bible Study (OWLS) Thurs. 10 am
_____    Men’s Prayer and Bible Fellowship, Wed. 6:30 am
_____    “It’s A Guy Thing” Breakfast/Bible Study –  (Sat. 8:30 a.m. monthly)
_____    Help with Turkey Dinner
_____    Serving Group Food Coordinator for one month

Parish Outreach:
_____    Contact prospective members
_____    Visit Zion members
_____    Deliver bulletins to shut-ins
_____    Provide transportation for shut-ins
_____    Visit shut-ins/hospitalized/recovering
_____    Sponsor new members
_____    Be trained to share my faith and be inviting
_____    Sponsor radio broadcasts
_____    Deliver home meals
_____    Help NAPS/MAC Food Distribution
_____    Participate in Adult Mission Trip or Project
_____    Bring Dessert for Worship Café
_____    Kids of the Kingdom Volunteer
_____    Public Assistance Volunteer
_____    Circles of Support Volunteer

Nursery:
_____    Sunday –First Worship Service
_____    Sunday –Second Worship Service
_____    Sunday –Education Hour
_____    Wednesday Evening Activities
_____    Friday a.m. for Women of Faith
_____    Pre-School Vacation Bible School
_____    Vacation Bible School
_____    Other Meetings or Activities
_____    Nursery Coordinator

Congregational Representatives:
_____    Represent Zion at conference assemblies
_____    Serve from Zion at the Synod Convention
_____    Serve on a synod or national church board or committee
 
Congregational Officer:
_____    President    _____    Vice President
_____    Secretary    _____    Treasurer

Boards:
_____    Church Properties
_____    Kids of the Kingdom Child Care
_____    Education
_____    Evangelism
_____    Lay Ministry
_____    Mission Outreach
_____    Parish Life/Fellowship
_____    Social Concerns
_____    Stewardship
_____    Youth Ministry
_____    Health Care Board

Committees:
_____    Auditing    _____   Endowment
_____    Library        _____  Worship/Music
_____    Memorial    _____  Nursery

Library:
_____    Work in the library

Properties Service
Inside:
_____    Painting          
_____    Carpentry
_____    Maintenance/Upkeep
_____    Plumbing
_____    Electrical
_____    Mechanical Repair
_____    Decorate for Christmas/Thanksgiving

Outside:
_____    Lawn and Flower Care
_____    Painting          
_____    Carpentry
_____    Roofing
_____    Maintenance/Upkeep/Mechanical Repair

Ministry Assistance
_____    Make or Stain Baptismal Faith Chests
_____    Website Updating
_____    Computer Graphics/ Design
_____    Operate Power Point
_____    Run Video Camera, Tape Services
_____    Audio Visual Interest
_____    Run Sound System
_____    Help with Fall Stewardship Drive
_____    Photography/Video/Film
_____    Help with Newsletter Assembly
_____    Help with Bulletin Assembly
_____    Office Helper
_____    Write for Voice of Zion, etc.
_____    Banner/poster making
_____    Provide rides for people to church activities

Other ways I can use my talents and abilities to serve the Lord are:

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Matching Your Gifts with Service
Zion Lutheran Church, Litchfield, Minnesota

Freely you have received, freely give.  Matthew 10:8

God has blessed each of us with different gifts and talents. 
We hope you will use these sheets to consider how God
wants you to use your talents in serving God at Zion and
elsewhere in life.  
May God sustain you and use you in God’s mission. 
Listed below are gifts identified in the "Spiritual Gift
Inventory" found on the ELCA website  (www.elca.org)
with ideas listed of practical ways to use these gifts in service.

 
Administration
•    Work on planning, publicizing and helping with
      youth events.
•    Help with planning and publicizing youth
      fundraisers
•    Sunday School Superintendent
•    Pre-School VBS Planning
•    Planning Adult Classes
•    Participate in synod or conference educational or
      mission events
•    WELCA Coordinator
•    Nursery Coordinator
•    Congregation President
•    Congregation Vice President
•    Church Boards



Artistry
•    Direct or be part of a drama
•    Set/Props Design
•    Sunday School Christmas program help
•    Old Fashioned Christmas helper
•    Pre-School VBS Puppetry
•    Arts/Crafts for VBS, Sunday School, etc.
•    Designing flyers advertising luncheons, fund  
•    raisers, turkey dinner, etc.
•    Decorating
•    Decorate for Christmas/Thanksgiving
•    Photography/Film
•    Sound/Audio/Video
•    Computer graphics/design
•    Banner/poster making
•    Design bulletin covers for Lent, Special Services
•    Draw, paint, design, graphics, etc.
•    Sewing Circle



Discernment
•    Congregation President
•    Congregation Vice President
•    Social Concerns Board
•    Counseling
•    Support Group Facilitator
•    Caring Ministry



Evangelism
•    Contact prospective members
•    Deliver bulletins to shut-ins
•    Provide transportation for shut-ins
•    Visit shut-ins and Zion members
•    Sponsor new members
•    Be trained to share my faith and be inviting
•    Prison Ministry
•    Evangelism Board
•    Advertise/Market Outreach Programs


Exhortation
•    Be a Confirmation Mentor
•    Bible Study Leader
•    Visit Shut-ins, Hospitalized
•    Peer Counseling
•    Support Group Leader
•    Telephone Ministry


Faith
•    Stewardship Board
•    Long Range Planning Team
•    Teacher/Bible Study Leader
•    Commit to pray for Zion regularly.
•    Be part of a prayer group.
•    Prayer chain member.
•    Worship weekly.
•    Be a Confirmation Mentor
•    Women of the ELCA (WELCA)
•    Circle Participant  - First Tuesday/Month
       Morning          Afternoon          Evening
•    Women of Faith Bible Study (Fri. 9 a.m. monthly)
•    Women of Faith Too (Sun. 7 pm monthly)
•    Women of the Word (W.O.W.) Bible Study
      4 pm, First & Third Tuesdays
•    Retired Men’s Bible Study (OWLS)
     (Every Thurs. 10 a.m.)
•    Men’s Prayer and Bible Fellowship
     (every Wed. 6:30 a.m.)
•    “It’s A Guy Thing” Breakfast/Bible Study
     (Sat. 8:30 a.m. monthly)
•    Congregation President
•    Congregation Vice President
 
Giving
•    Share Personal Testimony
•    Capital Campaign Steering Team
•    Provide Flowers for Worship
•    Sponsor radio broadcasts
•    Deliver home meals
•    Congregation Treasurer
•    Stewardship Board
•    Help with Fall Stewardship Drive
•    Coordinate Volunteers

Hospitality
•    Sponsor New Members
•    Host in home (Bible Study, etc.)
•    Visitor Welcome/Information Center
•    Fellowship Hour Host/Hostess
•    Usher         1st service     2nd service    Wed. evening
        Lent        Holy Week
•    Be a greeter     1st service   2nd service    Wed. evening
•    Evening meals for Day Camp counselors
•    Housing for Day Camp counselors
•    Deliver home meals

Intercession/Prayer
•    Prayer chain
•    Commit to pray for Zion regularly.
•    Be part of a prayer group.
•    Prayer Partner for S.S.

Knowledge
•    Parish Resource/Library Coordinator
•    Nominating Committee
•    Long Range Planning Team
•    Congregation President
•    Congregation Vice President

Leadership
•    Sunday School Superintendent
•    Board & Committee Chairperson
•    Fellowship coordinator
•    Congregation President
•    Speaker – Events
•    Work on planning, publicizing and 
      helping with youth events.
•    Help with youth fundraisers
•    Sunday School Superintendent
•    Forum Leader occasionally
•    Bible Study Leader
•    WELCA Officer
•    WELCA Coordinator
•    Serving Group Food Coordinator for One Month
•    Nursery Coordinator
•    Represent Zion at conference assemblies
•    Serve from Zion at the Synod convention
•    Serve on a synod or national church board or
      committee
•    Congregation President
•    Congregation Vice President
•    Congregation Secretary
•    Congregation Treasurer
•    Boards:
        Church Properties
        Kids of the Kingdom Child Care
        Education
        Evangelism
        Lay Ministry
        Mission Outreach
        Parish Life/Fellowship
        Social Concerns
        Stewardship
        Youth Ministry
        Health Care Board
•   Committees:    
        Auditing
        Library
        Memorial
        Endowment
        Worship/Music
        Nursery

Mercy
•    Help NAPS/MAC Food Distribution
•    Participate in Adult Mission Trip or Project
•    Prison Ministry
•    Deliver bulletins to shut-ins
•    Provide transportation for shut-ins
•    Visit shut-ins/hospitalized/recovering
•    Social Concerns Board
•    Facilitate Support Group
•    Telephone Ministry
•    Caring Ministry
•    Writing to Service men/women, Missionaries
•    Circles of Support
•    Public Assistance Volunteers

Music – Vocal
•    Sing in Zion Choir
•    Be part of a worship team
•    Be part of an ensemble   
•    Sing a solo/duet
•    Release Time Music Leader
•    Sunday School Music Leader
•    VBS Worship/Music Leader

Music – instrumental
•    Play the organ or piano
•    Be part of a worship team
•    Be part of an ensemble   
•    Provide special music
•    Accompany Joyful Noise
•    Sunday School Pianist
•    Release Time Pianist/Accompanist
•    VBS Pianist

 
Pastoring
•    Bible study leader/small group leader
•    New member sponsor
•    Counselor
•    Caring Ministry
•    Mentor Confirmation Student, Others
•    Telephone ministry
•    Be a Confirmation Mentor
•    Forum Leader occasionally

Service
•    Computer programmer/web-page developer
•    Data entry
•    PA/sound system technician
•    Audio Visual – interest in learning
•    Recording worship services
•    Planning, publicizing and helping youth events
•    Help with youth fundraisers
•    Drive car/van for youth events
•    Chaperone Pizza Parties after football games
•    Canoe Trip Chaperone
•    Chaperone Nat’l Youth Gathering
•    Chaperone Synod Jr. Hi Gathering
•    Chaperone Synod Sr. Hi Gathering
•    Chaperone Youth Mission Trip
•    Confirmation Retreat Chaperone
•    Read lessons at worship
     1st service    2nd service    Wed. evening
•    Usher     1st service   2nd service  Wed. evening
      Lent   Holy Week   Christmas Eve
•    Be a greeter     1st service       2nd service
      Wed. evening
•    Serve Communion     1st service
      2nd service    Wed. Eve
•    Give a children’s sermon
•    Lead Children’s Time during 10:45 sermon
•    Serve on altar guild
•    Provide transportation when needed
•    Mission Sewing – 8 am, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
•    Set Tables for Funerals
•    Kitchen Help for Mission Sewing
•    Clean Kitchen Monthly
•    Second Mile Serving
•    Serving Group Food Coordinator for One Month
•    Men - Help with Turkey Dinner
•    Help NAPS/MAC Food Distribution
•    Participate in Adult Mission Trip or Project
•    Bring Dessert for Worship Café
•    Deliver Home Meals
•    Nursery – Sunday –First Worship Service
•    Nursery – Sunday –Second Worship Service
•    Nursery – Sunday –Education Hour
•    Nursery – Wednesday Evening Activities
•    Nursery – Pre-School Vacation Bible School
•    Nursery – Vacation Bible School
•    Nursery – Other Meetings or Activities
•    Nursery Coordinator
•    Represent Zion at conference assemblies
•    Serve from Zion at the Synod Convention
•    Serve on a synod or national church board
     or committee
•   Boards:
     Church Properties
     Kids of the Kingdom Child Care
     Education
     Evangelism
     Lay Ministry
     Mission Outreach
     Parish Life/Fellowship
     Social Concerns
     Stewardship
     Youth Ministry
     Health Care Board
•   Committees:    
     Auditing
     Library
     Memorial
     Endowment
     Worship/Music
     Nursery
•    Painting/carpentry
•    Lawn and Flower Care
•    Building Maintenance
•    Make or Stain Baptismal Faith Chests
•    Website Updating
•    Help with Fall Stewardship Drive
•    Photography
•    Newsletter Assembly
•    Bulletin Assembly
•    Office Helper
•    Banner/poster making

Skilled Craft
•    Make or Stain Baptismal Faith Chests
•    Run the video camera, tape services
•    Operate Power Point
•    Run Sound System/PA System
•    Church Property Board
•    Painting/carpentry
•    Building maintenance/upkeep
•    Plumbing
•    Electrical
•    Masonry
•    Roofing
•    Mechanical Repair
•    Lawn and Flower Care
•    Website Updating and Management
•    Computer graphics/design
•    Photography/Videography
•    Audio/Visual Operator and Repair
•    Computer Maintenance
•    Office Helper
•    Sewing Circle
•    Prayer Shawls

 
Teaching
•    Give a children’s sermon
•    Lead Children’s Time during  10:45 sermon
•    Sunday School Superintendent
•    Sunday School Teacher
•    Lead Large Group Sunday School Activity (every
•    3 weeks)
•    Sunday School Substitute Teacher
•    Sunday School Worship Leader
•    Sunday School Pianist
•    Sunday School Prayer Partner
•    Old Fashioned Christmas helper
•    Sunday School Christmas program help
•    Release Time Teacher
•    Release Time Substitute Teacher
•    Release Time Music Leader
•    Pre-School VBS Teacher
•    Pre-School VBS Substitute Teacher
•    Pre-School VBS Planning
•    Pre-School VBS Puppetry
•    Pre-School VBS Kitchen Help
•    VBS Teacher
•    VBS Substitute Teacher
•    VBS Worship Leader
•    VBS Pianist
•    VBS Arts/Crafts
•    VBS Recreation
•    VBS Kitchen Help
•    Day Camp Helper
•    Evening meals for Day Camp counselors
•    Housing for Day Camp counselors
•    Teach 4 Week Confirmation Elective Class
•    Be a Confirmation Mentor
•    Adult Forum Leader occasionally
•    Adult Bible Study Leader
•    Planning Adult Classes
•    Board of Christian Education


Wisdom
•    Be a Confirmation Mentor
•    Peer Counselor
•    Support Group Leader
•    Council Member
•    Congregation President
•    Congregation Vice President
•    Caring Ministry


Writing
•    Newsletter articles
•    Public relations/publicity/advertising
•    Letter writing
•    Composing Drama
•    Composing Puppet Scripts
•    Writing Worship Litanies/materials

 
Growth Opportunities
•    Bible Study participant
     ____  Men’s    ____  Women’s    
     ____  Mixed    ____  Couple’s
•    Small Group Studies
•    Participate in synod or conference
      educational or mission events
•    Adult Canoe Trip
•    Adult Mission Trip/Project
•    Cover to Cover Book Group
          Thursday A.M.
          Thursday P.M.
•    Women of the ELCA (WELCA)
•    WELCA Officer
•    Circle Participant  - First Tuesday/Month
      ____  Morning    ____  Afternoon   ____  Evening
•    Prayer chain member.
•    Prayer Group Member
•    Women of Faith Bible Study (Fri. a.m. monthly)
•    Women of the Word (W.O.W.) Bible Study
      4 pm, First & Third Tuesdays
•    Mission Sewing  - 8 am, 2nd & 4th  Tuesdays
•    OWLS - Retired Men’s Bible Study
     (every Thurs. 10 a.m. Sept. - April, 8:30 a.m. May - August)
•    Men’s Prayer and Bible Fellowship 
      (every Wed. 6:30 a.m.)
•    “It’s A Guy Thing” breakfast/Bible Study
      (Sat. a.m. monthly)


Other ways I can use my talents and abilities to serve the Lord are: