Spiritual Gifts

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.

  • Select the one response you feel best characterizes yourself.
  • 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:
Strongly Agree — Highly characteristic of me/definitely true for me
Agree — Most of the time this would describe me/be true for me
Neutral — Frequently characteristic of me/true for me–about 50 percent of the time
Disagree — Occasionally characteristic of me/true for me–about 25 percent of the time
Strongly Disagree — Not at all characteristic of me/definitely untrue for me

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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 people 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 Christ like 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 seems impossible.