Charisms, Spiritual Gifts & Strengths


 'There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone...’ 
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 



Stewardship is an expression of discipleship that recognizes God as the source of all gifts.  'Charism is simply the Greek word used in the New Testament for "favor" or "gratuitous gift." Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to Christians by the Holy Spirit to enable them to be powerful channels of God's love and redeeming presence in the world. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, charisms are to be used in charity or service to build up the Church' (CCC 2003). 


There are many Spiritual Gifts Inventories, Charism workshops and retreats available, below you will find a selection:




JOYFULLY GIFTED - Diocese of Cleveland.  
The Office of Stewardship and the Office of Evangelization are offering a new process to help in the discovery and discernment of an individual’s charisms in order to live the vision as presented in our Catholic tradition and in The Joy of the Gospel, where Pope Francis is asking us to create missionary disciples in evangelizing churches.

  • Contact Terrie Baldwin, Director of Evangelization at or
  • Terri Preskar, Director of Stewardship at or
  • call 216 696-6525 for more information. 

 A unique retreat in the Holy Spirit.  St. Francis of Assisi parish, Wichita is using the Spiritual Gifts Inventory (profile) by the Catherine of Siena Institute to help individuals discern their charisms/gifts.

  • Contact:  Vanessa Condreay at 316 640-8527 or

Retreat/workshop on Charisms of the Holy Spirity.  Ablaze is a unique personal encounter with the 3rd person of the Trinity - the Holy Spirit and teaches how that Spirit can come alive through the Charisms that we possess.  

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, Wichita recently experienced an Ablaze retreat
  • Vanessa & Robert Condreay, co-creators of "Dunamis Encounter Ministry" and parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi parish.  
  • Contact:  Vanessa Condreay at 316 640-8527

A Charism Experience.  Learn the four steps to activating a living relationship with Jesus through your charisms.  This experience includes short conferences, guidance on how to cultivate a living relationship with Jesus through prayer, Ignatian discernment, inner healing and a framework to help you excavate your own personal profile of spiritual gifts or charisms so you can impact your job, life and ministry with the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Mary Kaufmann, Director of Incarnate Institute and co-founder of Word of the Vine Online.  Prior to directing Incarnate Institute, Mary taught nationally on charisms or spiritual gifts with the  Catherine of Siena Institute.
  • On-Site and On-Line retreat options available
  • WORD of the Vine

Equipping parishes to form lay apostles. Helping lay Catholics to discern their charisms in their lives.

  • Sherry Anne Weddell, Executive Director and co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute
  • workshops offered:
  • Books written by Sherry:  
    • Forming Intentional Disciples, Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples, Fruitful Discipleship
  • Forming Intentional Disciples Forum Facebook group



GALLUP Strengths Center.  Strengths are the unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills that every person possesses. People use these innate traits and abilities in their daily lives to complete their work, to relate with others, and to achieve their goals. But most people don’t know what their strengths are or have the opportunity to use them to their advantage.

  • Catholic Edition Living Your Strengths (includes the Clifton Strengths Finder test) Find it on Amazon 


Please keep in mind that there isn’t a one size fits all and not a one time and it’s done.  You should have a plan and strategies in place to support whichever option you choose.  Let us know if we can answer any questions or if you have any suggestions for this page.  Contact:  Audrey Ronnfeldt 316 269-3900 or