Spiritual Gifts Survey
The following is a list of 88 statements. Before considering these, make sure you have set aside an uninterrupted time of quiet. Begin this time with prayer, and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. Answer based on how true these statements are of your life experience, both past and present, not as you wish you would be. Remember, God's choice of gifts for you is in harmony with his perfect plan and will for your life.
Used by permission from Serving from the Heart by Carol Cartmill and Yvonne Gentile.
I am organized and detail-oriented.
I would enjoy starting a church or ministry in a foreign country or culture.
I can sense when someone's motives or intentions are inconsistent with the teachings of Scripture.
I encourage people who are struggling in their faith through speaking, writing, artwork, singing, or prayer.
I am open about my personal faith, and look for opportunities to talk about it.
I am confident that God will keep his promises and act accordingly.
I enjoy sharing my material blessings with others.
From time to time, my prayers for healing on behalf of others are answered in amazing or miraculous ways.
I find fulfillment through performing behind-the-scenes deeds that support ministries.
I enjoy making new friends, and do so easily.
I enjoy studying my Bible in depth, sometimes using study tools like concordances and commentaries.
People often come to me seeking guidance and direction.
My heart goes out to people who are hurting, and I am moved to action.
I am concerned about the spiritual growth of people I know.
I confront individuals and groups who have gotten off-track, and encourage them to look to God for direction.
I am able to explain biblical teachings in ways that others can relate and apply to their lives.
People often ask me for insight and guidance on difficult decisions or situations.
I enjoy planning and organizing events or projects.
I am skilled at overseeing multiple projects at once.
I know when a statement or doctrine is not in line with, or contradicts, God's Word.
I am able to gently influence people in a way that helps them remain faithful.
I often invite people to come to church, or church events, with me.
I don't get discouraged when bad things happen, because I know God is in control.
I have ample income and give a significant portion to charitable causes.
The Holy Spirit prompts me to pray for specific people who are in need and are hurting.
I enjoy using my talents and skills to help various ministries.
I am able to make people feel welcome and comfortable.
When someone is confused, I am able to point out a Scripture passage that guides them through the issue.
I provide inspiration and direction in the work of ministry and support others to accomplish the ministry's goals.
I desire to follow the example of Jesus, reaching out to people in need with compassion.
Sometimes I develop long-term relationships with others and nurture them in their faith walk.
I see things in society that are opposed to God's will or plan, and feel led to expose them.
I enjoy preparing and organizing material in order to teach it to others.
The solutions I provide to complex situations are always consistent with biblical truth as found in Scripture.
I easily outline and implement the steps needed to achieve a vision.
I like to empower others to assume leadership roles.
I have been able to call the focus of individuals and groups back to the Holy Spirit and God's Word.
I bring comfort to people through sharing God's promises.
I can share the gospel in relevant, meaningful ways.
I am able to provide reassurance and encouragement to individuals or groups when they get discouraged and are ready to give up.
When I see someone in need, I will share whatever I have with him.
I believe that God answers my prayers for miraculous healings.
I often help out around the church by doing whatever needs to be done.
I enjoy entertaining others in my home.
I like to share with others what I have learned through studying the Bible.
I encourage others to develop their skills and abilities.
I enjoy visiting people who are sick or lonely to be present with them and bring them a little cheer.
I enjoy teaching individuals and groups over extended periods of time versus one-time or short-term events.
The Holy Spirit urges me to share what I believe God would think or say in order to encourage or guide people.
Whenever I learn something new, I am thinking about how I might pass along the new knowledge with others.
I sometimes bring clarity to difficult situations and can help point others toward God's will.
I am skilled at gathering and managing the resources needed for a ministry in order for it function properly.
I am drawn to proclaim and teach the good news of the gospel in places where it has not been heard or taught.
I sometimes sense the presence of evil.
People are motivated to make godly decisions or changes in their lives after spending time with me.