To help fulfill our mission of Loving God, Loving Each Other and Loving the World, we are building an inventory of the Spritual Gifts that exist within our church body. We are only collecting the summary results. Answers to specific questions are not being collected.
Our hope is that, as a church family, we will be better equipped to match individuals with places to serve and in turn be more effective at accomplishing our mission.
Discovering and exercising your God-given spiritual gifts allows you
to experience maximum fulfillment with minimum frustration in your Christian
life and ministry. This questionnaire will help you identify your God-given
spiritual gifts. Every Christian has a dominant gift and many possess
more than one. Through this analysis, you will find out in which areas
you are "less" gifted and will also discover your dominant task-oriented
gift. You can then begin to concentrate on further developing your dominant
gift as you exercise it in daily life and in your local church ministry.
The following 128 statements deal with your feelings and desires, so be
sure to let your responses reflect your own opinions of yourself. Remember,
this is a self-evaluation; there are no "right" or "wrong"
As you read each statement, Rate how closely the statement is reflected
in your life:
3 - Almost Always (if the statement fits you 70% to 100%
of the time) 2 - Occasionally (if the statement fits you 40% to
70% of the time) 1 - Not Very Often (if the statement fits you less
than 40% of the time). 0 - Never (if the statement never fits you)
Your Spiritual Gift Inventory Results
Each spiritual gift described in the scriptures is listed in this table.
Based on the information that you provided about yourself in the inventory,
the total scores are an indicator of which spiritual gift(s) you might
possess. A high score in one or more of the categories means that you
have described yourself as having characteristics highly consistent with
that gift. These scores, however, are only an initial indicator
of your giftedness. As you continue to explore your giftedness
using these materials, please feel free to challenge, to disagree with,
or to affirm the results of the inventory as appropriate
ability to organize resources and persons for effective ministry.
Community Builder (Apostleship)
The ability to
help create koinonia, that unique type of inclusive fellowship
which characterized the early Christian church.
The ability to recognize and to affirm the skills, talents,
and spiritual gifts of other people, especially other Christians.
to discern when and how the Gospel message should be communicated
to persons outside the Christian community.
The capacity to inspire, to motivate, and to encourage others
in their spiritual formation and personal ministry.
It is the special
gift whereby the Spirit provides Christians with extraordinary
confidence in God's promises, power, and presence so that
they can take heroic stands for their future of God's work
in the church.
capacity to manage one's own resources (income, time, energy,
skills, and gifts) in such a way that there is more than enough
to share with other people.
The ability to
meet the basic social needs of and to extend care to persons
(strangers) beyond one's immediate circle of friends.
capacity to cognitively comprehend the complexities of God's
Truth and to explain these complexities to others.
The ability to
understand one's own principles and vision, to communicate
those principles and vision to others, and to challenge others
to move into the future, all in a non-reactive way.
ability to identify with and to feel the pains and hurts of
another person and the capacity to help that person move beyond
those pains and hurts.
The capacity to
receive, to reveal, or to interpret God's Truth, publicly,
no matter what the consequences or risks.
The ability to affirm, to equip, and to support other Christians
in spiritual formation and Christian ministry.
The ability and
overwhelming desire to aid persons in need. The ability to
perform the most basic acts of kindness as a means to glorify
God and to embody the Gospel.
capacity to create an environment in which obedience to God's
Truth can be practiced.
The capacity to
convincingly illustrate the mystery of God's Truth in very
concrete, practical, and specific ways.
If you scored highly on a number of gifts, with no one
or two gifts above the others, take the inventory again and be more discriminating
about your responses (i.e. fewer 3's).
If you had low scores on a number of gifts, with no one
or two scores above the others, take the inventory again and be less discriminating
about your responses (i.e. more 2's and 3's).