The gift of administration enables individual believers to guide other believers as they serve in the church. Those graced with administration are equipped to organize the church by appointing leaders, delegating responsibilities, and guiding the church to accomplish its God-appointed goals. Whereas all believers are gifted to serve, not all are gifted with administration. Those gifted with administration have been equipped to be Elders or leaders. However, not all Elders are graced with the gift of administration. Some may be gifted with leading, mercy, or teaching for example.
When Peter and the Apostles appointed seven men to oversee the ministry of widows, it was because some widows were being overlooked. The seven Spirit-filled men appointed to oversee that ministry were likely gifted with administration.
- Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge (kathístēmi) of this task. - Acts 6:3
The verb put in charge (kathístēmi) implies that the Apostles assigned duties or responsibilities to these seven men. That the Apostles assigned these men their duties demonstrates that some, if not all, of the Apostles had the gift of administration.
Titus was also graced with the gift of administration.
- For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, - Titus 1:5
First, Titus was to set in order. The verb set in order (epidiorthóō) means to organize. As such, Titus was responsible to organize and guide the Cretian church. Second, Titus was to appoint elders. The verb appoint (kathístēmi) means to assign duties or responsibilities. Hence, Titus used his gift to assign various responsibilities to those who would serve as Elders or leaders in the church.