Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (I Corinthians 12:4-11)
Just as St. Paul teaches that each person has their own unique way of serving within the Holy Spirit, so also does each parish have its own personality and unique way of conveying or not conveying the gospel. This PowerPoint assists parishes to examine their personality and, if necessary, take steps to reshape it for the sake of the gospel.
View, download, print or present this PowerPoint to appropriate audiences within the parish: The Personality of an Orthodox Parish