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.
People have shared tangible ways in which they have experienced God's healing touch as a result of my prayers on their behalf.
I intentionally develop relationships with non-Christians for the purpose of sharing my faith.
I am organized and detail-oriented.
I often serve as host or hostess for group functions, either in my home or at other locations.
I am able to share words and insights that bring peaceful solutions to problems.
I often help out around the church by doing whatever needs to be done.
I have the self-evident spiritual gift of Interpretation of Tongues.
I enjoy teaching individuals and groups over extended periods of time versus one-time or short-term events.
I see things in society that are opposed to God's will or plan, and feel led to expose them.
I feel the responsibility of caring for the people I teach about God and his Word.
I enjoy visiting people who are sick or lonely to be present with them and bring them a little cheer.
I enjoy planning and organizing events or projects.
I provide inspiration and direction in the work of ministry and support others to accomplish the ministry's goals.
People often come to me seeking guidance and direction.
I enjoy preparing and organizing material in order to teach it to others.
I am a good listener, and people often talk to me about their troubles.
I am able to make people feel welcome and comfortable.
I often invite people to come to church, or church events, with me.
I like to share with others what I have learned through studying the Bible.
I am confident that God will keep his promises and act accordingly.
I enjoy studying my Bible in depth, sometimes using study tools like concordances and commentaries.
The Holy Spirit prompts me to pray for specific people who are in need and are hurting.
I am led to encourage people in their faith through action.
I desire to follow the example of Jesus, reaching out to people in need with compassion.
I am often led to challenge people who are heading in a wrong or harmful direction and to help them get back on a godly path.
I am skilled at gathering and managing the resources needed for a ministry in order for it function properly.
I encourage people who are struggling in their faith through speaking, writing, artwork, singing, or prayer.
I can share the gospel in relevant, meaningful ways.
I would enjoy starting a church or ministry in a foreign country or culture.
My heart goes out to people who are hurting, and I am moved to action.
I bring comfort to people through sharing God's promises.
God's Word and/or will sometimes come to mind in situations where people need conviction or encouragement.
I look for opportunities to share what I have learned about the Bible.
I find fulfillment through performing behind-the-scenes deeds that support ministries.
I approach challenges with confidence when I know I am following the will of God.
I like to empower others to assume leadership roles.
I tend to have a big picture perspective and can clearly communicate vision in a way that is understandable and motivating.
I am able to explain biblical teachings in ways that others can relate and apply to their lives.
I confront individuals and groups who have gotten off-track, and encourage them to look to God for direction.
I am comfortable using prayer and Scripture to lead people to Christ.
I have experienced, personally and in groups, guidance from the Holy Spirit in answer to a time of prayer.
I can sense when someone's motives or intentions are inconsistent with the teachings of Scripture.
I am able to speak and teach an understanding of God and the Bible that helps others grow in faith.
I am concerned about the spiritual growth of people I know.
I have been able to call the focus of individuals and groups back to the Holy Spirit and God's Word.
People are motivated to make godly decisions or changes in their lives after spending time with me.
People often ask me for insight and guidance on difficult decisions or situations.
I am not only interested in instructing people about God, but also care about their restoration and relationship with God.
I believe I have been blessed with abundant resources so that I can be a blessing to others.
I enjoy sharing my material blessings with others.
I enjoy making new friends, and do so easily.
I enjoy using my talents and skills to help various ministries.
When someone is confused, I am able to point out a Scripture passage that guides them through the issue.
I believe God listens to and answers all prayers.
I am able to provide reassurance and encouragement to individuals or groups when they get discouraged and are ready to give up.
God sometimes gives me a special insight into his Word that enables me to teach others in a way that helps them understand.
I know when a statement or doctrine is not in line with, or contradicts, God's Word.
I can minister to people in need in a way that protects their dignity.
Serving God through simple tasks is something I find rewarding.
I have the self-evident spiritual gift of Speaking in Tongues.
I am able to gently influence people in a way that helps them remain faithful.
I easily outline and implement the steps needed to achieve a vision.
I like to work with issues involving systems, structures, and procedures.
I am drawn to worship experiences where prayers and anointing for healing are experienced.
I often find myself in a leadership role as others look to me for leadership.
When I see someone in need, I will share whatever I have with him.
I enjoy entertaining others in my home.
I have the self-evident spiritual gift of Miraculous Powers.
I sometimes sense the presence of evil.
I enjoy providing practical assistance to meet ministry needs.
I am skilled at overseeing multiple projects at once.
People often thank me for helping them to better understand the Bible or materials from a Bible study.
I don't get discouraged when bad things happen, because I know God is in control.
I believe that God answers my prayers for miraculous healings.
The Holy Spirit provides me with spiritual thoughts and words to share to help bring focus and clarity in times of conflict or disorder.
Everything I have is a gift from God and I seek out ways to share those gifts with others.
Whenever I learn something new, I am thinking about how I might pass along the new knowledge with others.
I am a warm, friendly person and enjoy making new people feel included in my groups or conversations.
I am drawn to proclaim and teach the good news of the gospel in places where it has not been heard or taught.
I feel compelled to share the gospel, and spend time in prayer and God's Word to prepare myself.
From time to time, my prayers for healing on behalf of others are answered in amazing or miraculous ways.
I have ample income and give a significant portion to charitable causes.
The Holy Spirit urges me to share what I believe God would think or say in order to encourage or guide people.
Sometimes I develop long-term relationships with others and nurture them in their faith walk.
I sometimes bring clarity to difficult situations and can help point others toward God's will.
I am open about my personal faith, and look for opportunities to talk about it.
The solutions I provide to complex situations are always consistent with biblical truth as found in Scripture.
I encourage others to develop their skills and abilities.