Essentials for a Life of Influence… To be effective in ministry our life must display both the character and power of God. This means that growing both the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are crucial to fulfilling our calling. This booklet focuses on the process and context for developing the fruit of the Spirit so that the character of Jesus can be fully formed in us. From that position we move away from a style or sound of ministry in which our gift attracts attention to ourselves and into a place where ministry is motivated purely by compassion. When Christ is formed in us in this way the world around us will catch a glimpse of the true nature of our wonderful Jesus.