Spiritual Gift Test

Spiritual Gifts

This is Lifeway's Spiritual Gift Inventory
                                                

SPIRITUAL GIFTS SURVEY

                   

DIRECTIONS

                                                                           

This is not a test, so there are no wrong answers. The Spiritual Gifts Survey consists of 80 statements. Some items reflect concrete actions; other items are descriptive traits; and still others are statements of belief.

                   
                            
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    Select the one response you feel best characterizes yourself and place that number in the blank provided. Record your answer in the blank beside each item.

                            
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    Do not spend too much time on any one item. Remember, it is not a test. Usually your immediate response is best.

                            
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    Please give an answer for each item. Do not skip any items.

                            
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    Do not ask others how they are answering or how they think you should answer.

                            
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    Work at your own pace.

                               

    Your response choices are:

                               

    5—Highly characteristic of me/definitely true for me
    4—Most of the time this would describe me/be true for me
    3—Frequently characteristic of me/true for me–about 50 percent of the time 2—Occasionally characteristic of me/true for me–about 25 percent of the time 1—Not at all characteristic of me/definitely untrue for me

                               

    ______ 1. I have the ability to organize ideas, resources, time, and people effectively. ______ 2. I am willing to study and prepare for the task of teaching.
    ______ 3. I am able to relate the truths of God to specific situations.
    ______ 4. I have a God-given ability to help others grow in their faith.

                               

    ______ 5. I possess a special ability to communicate the truth of salvation. ______ 6. I have the ability to make critical decisions when necessary. ______ 7. I am sensitive to the hurts of people.
    ______ 8. I experience joy in meeting needs through sharing possessions. ______ 9. I enjoy studying.

                               

    ______ 10. I have delivered God’s message of warning and judgment.

                               

    ______ 11. I am able to sense the true motivation of persons and movements.

                               

    ______ 12. I have a special ability to trust God in difficult situations.

                               

    ______ 13. I have a strong desire to contribute to the establishment of new churches.

                               

    ______ 14. I take action to meet physical and practical needs rather than merely talking about or planning to help.

                               

    ______ 15. I enjoy entertaining guests in my home.
    ______ 16. I can adapt my guidance to fit the maturity of those working with me. ______ 17. I can delegate and assign meaningful work.

                            
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______ 21. I am willing to take the initiative in helping other Christians grow in their faith.

                   

______ 22. I have an acute awareness of the emotions of other people, such as loneliness, pain, fear, and anger.

                   

______ 23. I am a cheerful giver.
______ 24. I spend time digging into facts.
______ 25. I feel that I have a message from God to deliver to others. ______ 26. I can recognize when a person is genuine/honest.

                   

______ 27. I am a person of vision (a clear mental portrait of a preferable future given by God). I am able to communicate vision in such a way that others commit to making the vision a reality.

                   

______ 28. I am willing to yield to God’s will rather than question and waver.

                   

______ 29. I would like to be more active in getting the gospel to people in other lands.

                   

______ 30. It makes me happy to do things for people in need.

                   

______ 31. I am successful in getting a group to do its work joyfully.

                   

______ 32. I am able to make strangers feel at ease.

                   

______ 33. I have the ability to plan learning approaches.

                   

______ 34. I can identify those who need encouragement.

                   

______ 35. I have trained Christians to be more obedient disciples of Christ.

                   

______ 36. I am willing to do whatever it takes to see others come to Christ.

                   

______ 37. I am attracted to people who are hurting.

                   

______ 38. I am a generous giver.

                   

______ 39. I am able to discover new truths.

                   

______ 40. I have spiritual insights from Scripture concerning issues and people that compel me to speak out.

                   

______ 41. I can sense when a person is acting in accord with God’s will.
______ 42. I can trust in God even when things look dark.
______ 43. I can determine where God wants a group to go and help it get there.
______ 44. I have a strong desire to take the gospel to places where it has never been heard. ______ 45. I enjoy reaching out to new people in my church and community.

                   

______ 46. I am sensitive to the needs of people.

                   

______ 47. I have been able to make effective and efficient plans for accomplishing the goals of a group.

                                                                           

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______ 18. I have an ability and desire to teach.

                   

______ 19. I am usually able to analyze a situation correctly.

                   

______ 20. I have a natural tendency to encourage others.

                                                                                        

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______ 48. I often am consulted when fellow Christians are struggling to make difficult decisions.

                   

______ 49. I think about how I can comfort and encourage others in my congregation.

                   

______ 50. I am able to give spiritual direction to others.

                   

______ 51. I am able to present the gospel to lost persons in such a way that they accept the Lord and His salvation.

                   

______ 52. I possess an unusual capacity to understand the feelings of those in distress.

                   

______ 53. I have a strong sense of stewardship based on the recognition that God owns all things.

                   

______ 54. I have delivered to other persons messages that have come directly from God. ______ 55. I can sense when a person is acting under God’s leadership.
______ 56. I try to be in God’s will continually and be available for His use.
______ 57. I feel that I should take the gospel to people who have different beliefs from me. ______ 58. I have an acute awareness of the physical needs of others.

                   

______ 59. I am skilled in setting forth positive and precise steps of action. ______ 60. I like to meet visitors at church and make them feel welcome. ______ 61. I explain Scripture in such a way that others understand it. ______ 62. I can usually see spiritual solutions to problems.

                   

______ 63. I welcome opportunities to help people who need comfort, consolation, encouragement, and counseling.

                   

______ 64. I feel at ease in sharing Christ with nonbelievers.

                   

______ 65. I can influence others to perform to their highest God-given potential.

                   

______ 66. I recognize the signs of stress and distress in others.

                   

______ 67. I desire to give generously and unpretentiously to worthwhile projects and ministries.

                   

______ 68. I can organize facts into meaningful relationships.

                   

______ 69. God gives me messages to deliver to His people.

                   

______ 70. I am able to sense whether people are being honest when they tell of their religious experiences.

                   

______ 71. I enjoy presenting the gospel to persons of other cultures and backgrounds. ______ 72. I enjoy doing little things that help people.
______ 73. I can give a clear, uncomplicated presentation.
______ 74. I have been able to apply biblical truth to the specific needs of my church. ______ 75. God has used me to encourage others to live Christlike lives.

                   

______ 76. I have sensed the need to help other people become more effective in their ministries.

                                                                                                     

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______ 77. I like to talk about Jesus to those who do not know Him.

                   

______ 78. I have the ability to make strangers feel comfortable in my home.

                                                                           

______ 79. I have a wide range of study resources and know how to secure information.

                   

______ 80. I feel assured that a situation will change for the glory of God even when the situation seem impossible.