SPIRITUAL GIFTS DISCOVERY TOOL

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given us"
Romans 12:6

The "Spiritual Gifts Discovery Tool" has been developed for the use of those facilitating personal ministries, both professional and lay person, within churches and schools. It functions descriptively, allowing persons to discover which of the gifts are more likely to be present. If this evaluation is really to benefit you, you will need to be absolutely honest in every response! When you have answered all the questions click on the CALCULATE button.

If you like, at the bottom of the page there is a short form to fill out that allows your results to be sent to Grace Lutheran Church.

Read each question thoughtfully, then click on the number that indicates the DEGREE to which the statement is TRUE in your life, with 0 being the lowest and 4 being the highest.


1.   0 1 2 3 4

- People seem to be willing to follow my leadership without much resistance.

2.   0 1 2 3 4

- I like to proclaim God's Word to fellow Christians.

3.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is a joy for me to proclaim God's plan of salvation to unchurched people.

4.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is enjoyable to have the responsibility of leading other people in their spiritual life.

5.   0 1 2 3 4

- I'm exited in helping people to discover important truths in the Scriptures.

6.   0 1 2 3 4

- I have special joy singing praises to God either alone or with other people.

7.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is enjoyable to motivate people to a higher spiritual commitment.

8.   0 1 2 3 4

- People with spiritual problems seem to come to me for advice and counsel.

9.   0 1 2 3 4

- I received excellent grades while in school.

10.   0 1 2 3 4

- There is great joy in doing "little" jobs around the church.

11.   0 1 2 3 4

- I look for opportunities to assist people in their work.

12.   0 1 2 3 4

- There is great joy in leading people to accomplish group goals.

13.   0 1 2 3 4

- I like to organize people for more effective ministry.

14.   0 1 2 3 4

- There is great satisfaction in giving large amounts of money for the Lord's work.

15.   0 1 2 3 4

- I feel great compassion for the problems of others.

16.   0 1 2 3 4

- It seems easy to perceive whether a person is honest or dishonest.

17.   0 1 2 3 4

- I am ready to try the impossible because I have a great trust in God.

18.   0 1 2 3 4

- There is great joy in having people in my home.

19.   0 1 2 3 4

- I find that the repair and maintenance of things in my environment come easy to me.

20.   0 1 2 3 4

- I seem to recognize prayer needs before others.

21.   0 1 2 3 4

- Living in rather primitive circumstances in a foreign country would not worry me as long as I could share the gospel.

22.   0 1 2 3 4

- I feel a sense of authority in my relationship to the group.

23.   0 1 2 3 4

- I like to proclaim the Word of God to comfort others.

24.   0 1 2 3 4

- I seem able to determine when the spirit has prepared a person to receive Jesus Christ.

25.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is exciting to provide spiritual leadership for a congregation.

26.   0 1 2 3 4

- Teaching a Bible Class in one of the most enjoyable things I do (or could do) in the church.

27.   0 1 2 3 4

- God has given me the ability to play a musical instrument and I enjoy it.

28.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is a joy to give encouragement to people who are discouraged.

29.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy providing solutions to difficult problems in life.

30.   0 1 2 3 4

- It seems easy to learn difficult truths.

31.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy doing routine tasks for the glory of God.

32.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy helping with the emergency tasks around the church.

33.   0 1 2 3 4

- People seem to enjoy following me in doing an important task.

34.   0 1 2 3 4

- There is joy in making important decisions.

35.   0 1 2 3 4

- I find real joy in giving a generous portion of my money to the Lord.

36.   0 1 2 3 4

- Visiting people in retirement homes gives me great satisfaction.

37.   0 1 2 3 4

- I seem to know very quickly whether something is right or wrong.

38.   0 1 2 3 4

- When things seem impossible, I'm ready to move forward.

39.   0 1 2 3 4

- I do not feel uncomfortable when people drop in unexpectedly.

40.   0 1 2 3 4

- I have enjoyed creating various kinds of art and/or crafts.

41.   0 1 2 3 4

- Prayer is one of my favorite spiritual exercises.

42.   0 1 2 3 4

- I could cope with separation from loved ones in order to share the gospel in a foreign land.

43.   0 1 2 3 4

- I have little fear in leading people where God wants them to go.

44.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy relating and sharing God's Word to the issues of the day.

45.   0 1 2 3 4

- I feel a burden to share the gospel with people.

46.   0 1 2 3 4

- I like to assist people with their spiritual problems.

47.   0 1 2 3 4

- It seems that people learn when I teach them.

48.   0 1 2 3 4

- I have enjoyed being involved with church school and/or local musical productions.

49.   0 1 2 3 4

- I like to encourage inactive church members to become involved Christians again.

50.   0 1 2 3 4

- It seems that people generally follow my advice.

51.   0 1 2 3 4

- I am able to understand difficult portions of God's Word.

52.   0 1 2 3 4

- I receive great satisfaction in doing small or trivial tasks in the church.

53.   0 1 2 3 4

- I desire to do the tasks which will free others for important ministries.

54.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is more effective to delegate a task to someone else rather than to do it myself.

55.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy the responsibility for the achievements of group goals.

56.   0 1 2 3 4

- I appreciate the opportunity to financially support a critical situation.

57.   0 1 2 3 4

- I sense joy in comforting people in difficult situations.

58.   0 1 2 3 4

- The difference between truth and error is easily perceived by me.

59.   0 1 2 3 4

- I am often ready to believe God will lead us through situations when others feel it is impossible.

60.   0 1 2 3 4

- People seem to feel very comfortable in my home.

61.   0 1 2 3 4

- I like to create things with my hands.

62.   0 1 2 3 4

- God consistently answers my prayers in a tangible way.

63.   0 1 2 3 4

- I could happily adapt to the culture of another country if called to minister there.

64.   0 1 2 3 4

- I appreciate the opportunity to proclaim God's words to others.

65.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is important for me to speak God's words of warning and judgment in the world today.

66.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is a joy to share what Jesus means to me with an unchurched neighbor.

67.   0 1 2 3 4

- People like to bring their troubles and concerns to me because they feel I care.

68.   0 1 2 3 4

- One of the joys of my ministry is training people to be more effective Christians.

69.   0 1 2 3 4

- I feel secure in the fact that my musical ability will be of benefit to other people with whom I come in contact.

70.   0 1 2 3 4

- People who are feeling perplexed often come to me for encouragement and comfort.

71.   0 1 2 3 4

- I feel that I have special insight in selecting the best alternative in a difficult situation.

72.   0 1 2 3 4

- I have a clear understanding of Biblical doctrines (teachings).

73.   0 1 2 3 4

- I find more satisfaction in doing a job than finding someone else to do it.

74.   0 1 2 3 4

- I appreciate a ministry of helping other people to bear their burdens.

75.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is a thrill to inspire others to greater involvement in church work.

76.   0 1 2 3 4

- The development of effective plans for a church ministry gives me great satisfaction.

77.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is a joy to see how much money I can give to the Lord.

78.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy ministering to a person who is sick in the hospital.

79.   0 1 2 3 4

- I can judge well between the truthfulness and error of a given theological statement.

80.   0 1 2 3 4

- People seem to view me as one who believes everything is possible.

81.   0 1 2 3 4

- When missionaries come to our church I like to have them come to my home.

82.   0 1 2 3 4

- I see that the results of my working with various objects in God's creation help to improve and beautify that which other people have not seen nor developed.

83.   0 1 2 3 4

- I faithfully pray for others recognizing that their effectiveness and total well-being depends on God's answer to prayers.

84.   0 1 2 3 4

- My own heritage and culture is far less important to me than sharing the gospel.

85.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy training workers in the congregation.

86.   0 1 2 3 4

- In a Bible class it seems essential to share God's Word even if it irritates others.

87.   0 1 2 3 4

- I feel a deep concern for the unreached people in my community.

88.   0 1 2 3 4

- I enjoy a close relationship with people in a one to one situation.

89.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is easy to organize materials for teaching a Bible class.

90.   0 1 2 3 4

- Leading others in singing songs of praise to God or for pure enjoyment is personally satisfying.

91.   0 1 2 3 4

- I would rather call on an inactive family in the church than an unchurched family.

92.   0 1 2 3 4

- I have a strong sense of confidence in my solutions to problems.

93.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is an exciting challenge to read and study a difficult book of the Bible.

94.   0 1 2 3 4

- I like to do things without attracting much attention.

95.   0 1 2 3 4

- If a family is facing a serious crisis, I enjoy the opportunity to help them.

96.   0 1 2 3 4

- There is great satisfaction in having others follow me in performing a task.

97.   0 1 2 3 4

- I would rather make decisions for the group than persuade them to reach the same decision.

98.   0 1 2 3 4

- I can give sacrificially because I know that God will meet my needs.

99.   0 1 2 3 4

- It is a special satisfaction to visit people who are confined to their homes.

100.   0 1 2 3 4

- I often seek the motives of a person and look beneath the words.

101.   0 1 2 3 4

- When people are discouraged I enjoy giving them a positive vision.

102.   0 1 2 3 4

- People seem to enjoy coming to my house.

103.   0 1 2 3 4

- There is pleasure in the drawing, designing and/or painting of various objects.

104.   0 1 2 3 4

- I find myself praying when I possibly should be doing other things.

105.   0 1 2 3 4

- I would like to learn another language to share the gospel more effectively.

 

 

Spiritual Gift

Score

Spiritual Gift

Score

1. Apostleship  

12. Leadership

2. Prophet

 

13. Administration

3. Evangelism

 

14. Giving

4. Pastor

 

15. Mercy

5. Teacher

 

16. Discernment

6. Music

 

17. Faith

7. Exhortation

 

18. Hospitality

8. Wisdom

 

19. Craftsmanship

9. Knowledge

 

20. Intercession

10. Serving

 

21. Missionary

11. Helping

 

 

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