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Why do you need my name?
    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" answers.

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)

  1.   I am willing and able to learn executive skills such as planning, organizing, and delegating.
  2.   I enjoy working with the Mercy Project on projects outside the United States.
  3.   There are times I sense that a particular teaching is unbiblical.
  4.   I enjoy sharing my story, and how Christ has impacted it, with others.
  5.   I am accepting of persons deeply troubled or in crisis.
  6.   I have assurance that God answers prayers.
  7.   I feel deeply moved when confronted with the urgent financial needs of others.
  8.   I get great satisfaction from hosting persons in my home.
  9.   I enjoy studying the Bible and understanding how it impacts my journey.
  10.  I find it easy to motivate others to follow through on a project.
  11.  I hurt for others who are poverty-stricken, physically sick, a stranger, or imprisoned.
  12.  I enjoy sharing Biblical truths that help others where they are on their journey.
  13.  I am ready to commit myself to care for the spiritual growth of others on their journey.
  14. I usually have a readiness to take on helping roles.
  15. I have a strong conviction that Biblical truths should be understood accurately and be applied to current living.
  16. I have a reverence for God and His will for my life.
  17. I do well in evaluating results from studies on the effectiveness of a major church program.
  18. I am frustrated when there is little opportunity to minister to those of different customs or language.
  19. I have received affirmation from others that I am able to discern the movement of God.
  20. I want to relate to pre-Christians so I can share the story of my journey.
  21. I am sensitive and sympathetic to persons who seem to be suffering or are mentally ill.
  22. I feel joy in persisting in prayer for specific needs.
  23. I am willing to maintain a lower standard of living to benefit God's Word.
  24. I am comfortable with opening my home to others regardless of how neat or clean it is.
  25. I understand the importance of continuing to study the Bible to grow spiritually.
  26. I would enjoy guiding a group of people to achieve their desired ends.
  27. I desire to do acts of love and kindness for those who cannot or will not return them.
  28. I enjoy sharing words to a spiritual song, devotional thoughts, or Biblical insight with others that they might benefit from them as well.
  29. I sense that God would have me mentor others on their journey.
  30. I would rather be a supportive background person than a "performer".
  31. I enjoy knowing the meaning of key words in Scripture.
  32. I effectively solve problems using Biblical principles.
  33. I am able to organize ideas, people, things and time for more effective results.
  34. I enjoy being part of developing and launching new things.
  35. I am able to differentiate between demonic influence and mental illness.
  36. I am at ease sharing my story with others.
  37. I am willing to be called alongside another person seeking my encouragement, challenge, or advice.
  38. I depend upon God's resources and guidance to an unusual degree.
  39. I trust God with my time, talent and treasure.
  40. I am willing to use my home furnishings and personal belongings to serve others outside my immediate family.
  41. I am moved to study Scriptures so as to be unashamed in accurately handling it.
  42. I often assume responsibility when no official leaders are designated.
  43. I am content to serve the suffering or undeserving.
  44. I enjoy in-depth Bible study and how it applies to a person's spiritual journey.
  45. I enjoy mentoring others on their spiritual journey.
  46. I am satisfied to express my skills by helping others in charge.
  47. I believe that the teaching-learning process is vital to local church growth.
  48. Others often ask me for workable ideas or alternatives.
  49. I am able to lead a committee or group in making decisions together.
  50. I desire to serve in a cross-cultural situation.
  51. I see the difference between truth and error.
  52. I am passionate about sharing my spiritual journey with others.
  53. I have compassion towards those who are broken hearted, addicted or oppressed.
  54. I am comfortable around people who pray a lot for others.
  55. I am concerned that the money I give be used as efficiently as possible for God.
  56. I take pleasure with an open heart in using our home to serve people in need of shelter or healing.
  57. I long to share with others the Biblical insights I discover.
  58. I enjoy guiding others in the application of Biblical principles on their journey.
  59. I am cheerful, available and involved in hospital, prison, or similar visitation.
  60. I am not afraid to speak boldly about evil in worldly systems, such as government.
  61. I have a concern regarding the media attack on Christianity
  62. I am content to perform menial jobs or jobs considered unimportant by other people.
  63. I enjoy sharing Biblical truths with others and how it can benefit them on their journey.
  64. I desire to see folks live authentic lives that show care and concern for others without any partiality.
  65. I am able to encourage others to participate in service of others and the church body.
  66. I enjoy sharing my story with others in new settings.
  67. I judge well between the inadequate and the acceptable, or between evil and good.
  68. I am grateful when I can be used to lead others to Christ.
  69. I verbally encourage the weak, wavering or troubled.
  70. I trust in the presence and power of God for the apparently impossible.
  71. I give cheerfully that God's work be extended and helped.
  72. I am happy to add someone to our family temporarily in order to provide a helping or healing ministry.
  73. I learn Biblical truths easily.
  74. I usually know where I am going and can influence other Christians in that direction.
  75. I work joyfully with persons ignored by the majority.
  76. I enjoy sharing Biblical teaching with others in large group settings.
  77. It is important to me to know and be well-known by followers I serve and guide.
  78. I enjoy typing, filing, recording minutes, or similar church-related tasks.
  79. I have the ability to concisely instruct listeners in the precise meaning of words and passages in Scripture.
  80. I apply Biblical truths effectively in my life.
  81. I am effective in delegating responsibility to others.
  82. I adapt well in different cultures and feel comfortable sharing my story or being a support person to ministries that are multi-cultural.
  83. I have a level of discernment regarding how others interpret the Bible.
  84. I share joyfully what Christ has done for me.
  85. I am comfortable challenging others to step up their spiritual journey.
  86. I have a conviction that God is active in my daily affairs.
  87. I give things freely and with delight because I love God.
  88. I have a knack for helping strangers feel at home.
  89. I readily acquire and master facts and principles of Biblical truths.
  90. Normally my Christian character, lifestyle and behavior seem to motivate others to follow me.
  91. I would enjoy visiting in hospitals or elderly homes and being an agent of blessing to others.
  92. I communicate truths of God in a clear compelling fashion to large audiences.
  93. I give above and beyond to help others draw closer to God.
  94. Ushering, cleaning , or supporting tasks in a church-related facility suits me well.
  95. I explain well the New Testament to others.
  96. I make what appears to be correct decisions for my life.
  97. I enjoy developing plans and setting goals in a team environment.
  98. I have or could learn another language well enough to help start a church.
  99. I am able to identify that which is false to Christ's teachings.
  100. I am able to connect with pre-Christians when I share my spiritual journey with them.
  101. I am comfortable challenging others in one-on-one situations.
  102. I believe God will keep his promises in spite of circumstances.
  103. I am able to earn much money for giving to the Lord's work.
  104. I am comfortable with graciously providing food and lodging to those in need.
  105. I have the ability to discover Biblical principles for myself.
  106.  Others follow me because I have knowledge or skills effectively used in serving my church.
  107. I have compassion for all, even when they may have violated the law.
  108. I proclaim God's truth in an inspiring and enthusiastic way.
  109. I am comfortable mentoring others using scripture.
  110. I am able to be a teacher's aide in a class, or do a similar helping task.
  111. When I communicate Biblical truths to others, it affects changes in knowledge, attitudes, values or conduct.
  112. I have enjoyed, and even flourished, in past service opportunities within the church.
  113. I can win wide acceptance from church members for major changes involving effective procedures.
  114. I am able to help in starting new churches in a different language and culture.
  115. I can see through phonies before their falseness is clearly evident to others.
  116. I am comfortable sharing my spiritual journey with others in places outside the church.
  117. I am able to effectively counsel the perplexed, guilty or addicted.
  118. I have received from God an unusual assurance that he would fulfill some purpose.
  119. I manage money well in order to give liberally to God's work.
  120. I show a genuine graciousness towards and appreciation of each guest at my/our home.
  121. I have insights into Biblical truths that bring conviction to my mind and heart.
  122. I am able to adjust my leadership style so it is appropriate for the maturity of those working with me.
  123. I am able to talk cheerfully with prisoners, or lonely shut-ins.
  124. I have found "end times" teaching easy to comprehend.
  125. I am comfortable helping others who may have stumbled on their spiritual journey.
  126. I am comfortable supporting pastoral leaders by handling some of their duties.
  127. I can make difficult Biblical truths understandable to others.
  128. My nominations for church positions often prove to be good selections.

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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


Administration The 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.
Discernment The ability to recognize and to affirm the skills, talents, and spiritual gifts of other people, especially other Christians.
Evangelism The capacity to discern when and how the Gospel message should be communicated to persons outside the Christian community.
Exhortation The capacity to inspire, to motivate, and to encourage others in their spiritual formation and personal ministry.
Faith 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.
Giving The 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.
Hospitality The ability to meet the basic social needs of and to extend care to persons (strangers) beyond one's immediate circle of friends.
Knowledge The capacity to cognitively comprehend the complexities of God's Truth and to explain these complexities to others.
Leadership 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.
Mercy The 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.
Prophecy The capacity to receive, to reveal, or to interpret God's Truth, publicly, no matter what the consequences or risks.
Shepherding Mentoring; The ability to affirm, to equip, and to support other Christians in spiritual formation and Christian ministry.
Helps/Service 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.
Teaching The capacity to create an environment in which obedience to God's Truth can be practiced.
Wisdom The capacity to convincingly illustrate the mystery of God's Truth in very concrete, practical, and specific ways.

Tips

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).