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TESTS: Spiritual Gifts Test

- Spiritual Gifts Test -
Scoring Sheet, Questionnaire & Analysis
Read the Spiritual Gifts Test Questionnaire below one statement at a time (DO NOT READ AHEAD). After reading a statement determine your answer based on the 0-3 scoring criteria below. Enter your answer in the numbered boxes on your Scoring Sheet which corresponds with the numbered statements. After you have filled in all of the boxes then follow the instructions found in statements 73-84 to calculate your score. After determining your Spiritual Gift(s) you can read more about each gift by scrolling to the bottom of this link.

Select Your Score Based On How The Statement Best Describes You:
0 = I am seldom or never this way.
1 = I am usually NOT this way.
2 = I am this way some of the time.
3 = I am this way most or all of the time.

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
Spiritual Gifts Test Questionnaire
01]   I like to organize and plan.
02]   I want to spend time with unbelievers so I can share my faith
03]   I enjoy sharing my counsel or being an encourager to others.
04]   It is important to me that money I give to the church be used as effectively as possible.
05]   I am motivated more by meeting a need than by performing a task.
06]   I enjoy using my home to minister to others.
07]   I can easily get others to complete a ministry project.
08]   Those who are distressed or elated seem drawn to me.
09]   I seem to be able to notice sin before others are aware of it.
10]   I enjoy routine work for church that others find tedious.
11]   I have a burden to disciple others so they can help one another.
12]   I am able to instruct others in the exact meaning of words and passages in Scripture.
13]   I finish projects and make decisions with great speed.
14]   I feel that witnessing is the most important task given to Christians.
15]   I give practical, step-by-step advice to those in need.
16]   I watch my finances closely so that I can give freely to God's work.
17]   I prefer to be led by others.
18]   Guests say they feel comfortable in my home.
19]   Often groups in which I am involved look to me for leadership.
20]   I enjoy doing kind deeds for people who cannot or will not return them.
21]   I am compelled to unmask other people's sins.
22]   I enjoy doing repetitive tasks for the glory of God.
23]   I feel the need to protect those whom I disciple.
24]   I have the ability to make difficult Scripture verses understandable.
25]   I enjoy setting goals and then making plans to meet those goals.
26]   I urgently feel that a decision for Christ be made when I witness to someone.
27]   I am more interested in studying Bible passages for practical applications than for deep theological truth.
28]   It is fun for me to give freely because I love God.
29]   I rapidly meet other people's need for help.
30]   I have the ability to make strangers feel at ease.
31]   I have the ability to make decisions rapidly and stand by them.
32]   I like encouraging those in hospitals and homes for the aged by visiting them.
33]   I boldly tell others about evils in our government and in other worldly systems.
34]   I like being asked to do jobs at church.
35]   I deny myself in order to help weak or new Christians.
36]   Others have told me that I have assisted them in learning biblical truth in a meaningful way.
37]   I volunteer to organize others when I sense a lack of organization.
38]   I am drawn to unbelievers because I want to win them to Christ.
39]   Teaching that can't be applied bothers me.
40]   I am willing to do without in order to give money for God's kingdom.
41]   I enjoy helping those in leadership by completing some of their smaller tasks so they can minister.
42]   I enjoy giving food and lodging to those in need.
43]   I easily adapt my guidance to fit the maturity level of those working with me.
44]   I want to comfort Christians who are sick or in distress.
45]   I enjoy being used by God to teach & caution large groups of believers.
46]   I like projects that require a hands-on approach.
47]   I care more about relationships than tasks.
48]   I enjoy spending a lot of time studying the Bible so I can share its truths with others.
49]   I thrive on organizing people, ideas, and resources to improve the efficiency of a ministry.
50]   I have an overwhelming desire to share with unbelievers.
51]   I like assisting others in resolving difficult problems in their lives.
52]   I notice when others have a material or financial need.
53]   I find contentment in helping someone who can use my abilities.
54]   I like having people visit my home.
55]   If a group doesn't have a leader, I will lead it.
56]   I like doing special things for people who are sick or having difficulties.
57]   I yearn for hearers to be convicted after I have proclaimed God's Word.
58]   I consider myself a task-oriented person.
59]   I like being given the job of discipling a group of believers.
60]   I find contentment studying God's Word & communicating my understanding to others.
61]   I have put effective plans into place to meet group goals.
62]   I enjoy meeting non-Christians, even total strangers.
63]   I enjoy assisting others who are experiencing problems by giving them practical advice.
64]   I trust God to meet all my needs so that I can give sacrificially of my income.
65]   I like helping other just because they need me, not because I expect something in return.
66]   I enjoy welcoming guests & making them feel comfortable & involved.
67]   I have the ability to help groups of all sizes make decisions.
68]   I am greatly concerned about comforting others.
69]   I want my instructions to cause others to see what God is saying and to respond to His guidance.
70]   I prefer to follow rather than to lead.
71]   I desire to care for the spiritual well-being of a group of Christians over an extended time.
72]   I prefer to compile my own teaching material rather than to present another teacher's material.
73]   Is your spiritual gift Administration? Add boxes 1, 13, 25, 37, 49, & 61 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Administration.
74]   Is your spiritual gift Evangelism? Add boxes 2, 14, 26, 38, 50, & 62 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Evangelism.
75]   Is your spiritual gift Exhortation? Add boxes 3, 15, 27, 39, 51, & 63 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Exhortation.
76]   Is your spiritual gift Giving? Add boxes 4, 16, 28, 40, 52, & 64 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Giving.
77]   Is your spiritual gift Helps? Add boxes 5, 17, 29, 41, 53, & 65 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Helps.
78]   Is your spiritual gift Hospitality? Add boxes 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, & 66 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Hospitality.
79]   Is your spiritual gift Leadership? Add boxes 7, 19, 31, 43, 55, & 67 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Leadership.
80]   Is your spiritual gift Mercy? Add boxes 8, 20, 32, 44, 56, & 68 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Mercy.
81]   Is your spiritual gift Prophecy? Add boxes 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, & 69 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Prophecy.
82]   Is your spiritual gift Service? Add boxes 10, 22, 34, 46, 58, & 70 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Service.
83]   Is your spiritual gift Shepherding? Add boxes 11, 23, 35, 47, 59, & 71 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Shepherding.
84]   Is your spiritual gift Teaching? Add boxes 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, & 72 together. If this is your highest score then you have the gift of Teaching.

After adding all the columns as instructed in statements 73-84 transfer your scores to the boxes below and circle your highest score(s) to reveal your Spiritual Gift(s).
Then scroll down to read about each gift. 
It is NOT unusual to score high in 2 or more gifts or have more than one spiritual gift.

[73] Administration ___ [76] Giving ___ [79] Leadership ___ [82] Service ___
[74] Evangelism ___ [77] Helps ___ [80] Mercy ___ [83] Shepherding ___
[75] Exhortation ___ [78] Hospitality ___ [81] Prophecy ____ [84] Teaching ___

Descriptions of Spiritual Gifts

"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." - 1 Cor 12:27

The following are descriptions of 12 different Spiritual Gifts taken from passages in the New Testament. Identify your top 3 highest scores and read about the awesome gift(s) you've been given. These descriptions will give you insight into how God has "wired" you to work within the Body of Christ. Spiritual Gifts are like muscles - they were intended to be used to move the body in the direction that the head is facing. The Bible is clear, Jesus is the Head of the Body of Christ and individual Christians make up different "parts" of His Body. Spiritual Gifts were never designed to be idle. They were designed to work together with other parts of the Body so that we accomplish the will of God. As you read about your Spiritual Gift realize that it is part of your character. It's part of your Spiritual DNA. It helps you understand who you are and what you were designed to do. As you read about your gift(s) also realize that you have a responsibility to get involved in your church/ministry and use that gift. If you aren't involved in a ministry using your Spiritual Gift then you are letting down the whole team. It's like a talented first baseman on a baseball team taking a nap on the field during the game. You were designed to perform. As you get involved in a ministry and use your Spiritual Gift(s) you will find it to be rewarding, satisfying, & fulfilling.
Also, read about spiritual gifts here: 1 Corinthians12; Romans 12; Ephesians 4


Persons gifted in the area of administration are goal-and objective-oriented. They often have strong organizational skills and are able to coordinate resources to accomplish tasks quickly. They are motivated by accomplishing desired tasks and often derive great satisfaction from viewing the results of what they have accomplished. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in an area of ministry in which you can utilize your organizational strengths to carry out the church's measurable goals. (Measurable goals are objectives such as numerical growth, ministries advance, missions expansion.)


Persons gifted in the area of evangelism have a strong desire to share the gospel with non-believers in every situation and by all possible means. Their greatest joy in ministry is seeing the unsaved won to Christ. They have a deep desire to fulfill the Great Commission's evangelistic emphasis and prefer to devote more time and effort to the ministry of evangelism than to other church ministries that are for the edification of believers. These persons look for areas where the need for the gospel is greatest and are willing to make personal sacrifices to share the gospel. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in a ministry that places great emphasis on sharing the gospel with the unsaved and reaching out to the un-churched.


Persons gifted in the area of exhortation have a special ability to encourage others in the body of Christ by giving them words of comfort, encouragement, and counsel in times of need. They are attracted to individuals seeking spiritual growth and often are willing to share their past personal failures to help motivate others toward greater spiritual maturity. Persons gifted in exhortation can make accurate assessments of people's spiritual needs and have the ability to explain truth logically, giving step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in an area where you can use your strengths to minister one-on-one to people in need.


Persons gifted in the area of giving have the ability to give material goods and financial resources with joy so that the needs of the Lord's work are met. They often can discern wise investments and usually are effective money managers. They want to give quietly without recognition and are encouraged when they know needs are being met and prayers are being answered. These persons are more likely to give at the Lord's promptings than at human appeals. They have the ability to see financial needs others may overlook. If you scored high in this area, you should consider prayerfully what ministries of the church to support with your finances and how your example can motivate others to follow the Lord's leadership in their giving.


Persons gifted in the area of helps are motivated by a desire to further the church's ministry by meeting the needs of others, especially those in leadership positions. They enjoy giving immediate help to key individuals in order to relieve them of their financial burdens and responsibilities. While these persons are willing to do whatever is needed, they are motivated more by a desire to provide assistance than by a desire to accomplish a task. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in a ministry in which you can provide assistance to someone in a leadership role to enable them to be more effective than they would be without you.


Persons gifted in the area of hospitality have the ability to make guests feel comfortable and at home. They have a desire to provide a warm welcome to guests, whether in a ministry or social setting. They often delight in opening their homes to individuals or groups and often look for opportunities to use their gift to minister to others. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in a ministry where you can use your strengths to help make others in the church feel at home.


Persons gifted in this area of leadership have the ability to lead others toward spiritual growth. They often are considered visionary and have the ability to set goals and motivate others toward accomplishing the goals. They usually have the ability to communicate effectively to large groups of people. These persons are often chosen for leadership positions because of their ability to accomplish objectives. While giftedness in leadership is similar to giftedness in administration, persons gifted in leadership are more concerned with the "big picture" than with the details of accomplishing tasks. If you scored high in this area you should consider being involved in an area of ministry in which you can use your strengths to lead others in accomplishing the church's measurable and non-measurable goals. (Non-measurable goals are objectives such as spiritual growth, atmosphere, and attitudes.)


Persons gifted in the area of mercy have immediate compassion for those who are suffering physically, spiritually, or emotionally. They derive great joy from meeting the needs of others and often attract people who are in distress. These persons usually need friendships in which there is deep communication and mutual commitment. They have the ability to draw out the feelings of others and are willing to be vulnerable to hurts, both directly and from feeling the hurts of others. They prefer to remove the causes of hurts rather than to look for spiritual benefits from them. Persons gifted in mercy have a tendency to avoid confrontation and firmness. They often close their spirit to those whom they feel are overly harsh or critical. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in an area of ministry that enables you to minister to those who are hurting and who need the sensitivity you have to offer.


Persons gifted in the area of prophecy have the ability to proclaim God's truth without compromise. They have strong convictions and expect others to have similar convictions. They need to express themselves verbally, especially about right and wrong. These persons may be quick to make judgments of others and quick to speak their opinions. They possess an unusual ability to discern other's sincerity and may be painfully direct when correcting others. They are persuasive in defining right and wrong and are persistent in expressing their feelings about the need for change. If you scored high in this area, you should look for a ministry area in which you can challenge others to live by God's standards as set forth in His Word.


Persons gifted in the area of service have the ability to perform any task with joy that benefits others and meets practical needs. They may have a tendency to disregard personal health and comfort to serve others. They often have difficulty saying no when asked to serve. These persons often have an affinity for details and appreciate having clear instructions. They enjoy the process of serving as much as the end result and derive satisfaction from being with others who are serving. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in an area of ministry in which your strengths of faithfulness and attention to detail can be utilized.


Persons gifted in the area of shepherding have the unique ability to take responsibility for the long term spiritual growth of a group of believers. They see guiding, feeding, and protecting a flock of Christ's followers as their responsibility. They are motivated by a desire to see those under them enjoying spiritual health and growth. If you scored high in this area, you should look for an area of ministry where discipleship is emphasized and in which you can guide others to greater spiritual maturity.


Persons gifted in the area of teaching have the ability to explain God's truth so that others can understand and apply it in their lives. They have the desire and ability to research and present truth in an organized, systematic fashion. They are alert to details and place great emphasis on accuracy. These persons are motivated by the desire to learn and share knowledge with others. They believe strongly in the importance of teaching as a basic foundation on which the church grows and remains faithful. If you scored high in this area, you should consider being involved in a ministry in which you can challenge others with Bible truths that you have discovered in your personal studies.


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