Spiritual Gifts

Directions

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Leadership

Wisdom

Shepherding

Service/Helps

Administration

Prophecy

Faith

Mercy

Teaching

Discernment

Evangelism

Giving

Knowledge

Exhortation

Apostleship

Hospitality

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