Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition: A Lay Leadership Development Program for Adults

Activity 3: What Gifts Do We Bring?

(15 minutes)


  • Lined and unlined paper
  • Pens, pencils, and color pencils


  • Set out the supplies.
  • Ensure that participants have appropriate surfaces for writing or drawing.


In this activity, participants consider the gifts and skills contributed by members of their leadership team.

Distribute paper and writing or drawing implements, and invite participants to name some of the skills and gifts their leadership team brings that can help navigate turning points. If needed, prompt participants by suggesting curiosity, tenacity, budgeting skills, and communication skills. Encourage them to do something creative if they wish, such as creating a drawing, a poem, or the ingredients for a recipe. Allow 10 minutes for participants to write, draw, or otherwise create.

Ask each person in turn to share their representation of their team’s gifts and skills. Take a moment to celebrate all that people bring to the challenges that are before you!