STEP 1: TAKE THE SELF TEST

For each of the questions that follow, choose the number that corresponds with the response that most closely matches how you perceive yourself. Here is the scale of responses:

4 = Consistently true
3 = Frequently true
2 = Occasionally true
1 = Infrequently true
0 = Rarely true

Answer as truthfully as you can. After responding to each question, the values in scoring grid (below the form) will be automatically calculated to analyze your results.

# Question Rating
1 When presented a goal, I immediately think of steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the desired results.
2 I am able to convey the Gospel message to non-believers in ways that they are able to easily understand.
3 I love to encourage others to live up to their full potential and develop in their personal ministries.
4 I am aware of the Spirit's presence in my life and the lives of others.
5 I believe all I have comes from God and gladly respond to His blessings by giving liberally of my money and/or possessions.
6 I feel compelled to learn as much as I can about the Bible and faith.
7 I have the ability to help people work in unity and can deal effectively with any opposition that threatens the harmony of the group.
8 When I see people in need, I am moved to assist them.
9 I quickly and accurately identify good and evil.
10 I easily recognize practical needs and am quick to meet them. When I take tables down, work in the kitchen, or put chairs away, I feel that I have served the Lord.
11 I feel the need to protect those whom I disciple.
12 I love studying the Word of God and doing research.
13 When a challenge is presented, I am usually able to identify an appropriate solution.
14 I enjoy organizing thoughts, ideas, hopes, and dreams into a specific plan of action.
15 I want to spend time with unbelievers so that I can share my faith.
16 I prefer the kind of information that has practical application.
17 When I encounter times of personal crisis, my trust in God is a source of strength for others.
18 I feel strongly led to give to support and bless others or to advance a ministry or project that really makes a difference.
19 I study and read quite a bit in order to learn new biblical truths.
20 When I am in a group, others will often look to me for direction.
21 I feel an urgency to provide for the needs and comfort of those who are homeless, hungry, sick, or distressed.
22 I feel strongly called to intercessory prayer and spend much time in prayer.
23 I am more interested in meeting the needs of others than my own. I feel the greatest joy in doing something that is helpful.
24 I am able to give spiritual direction to others and am willing to take the initiative to help Christians grow in their faith.
25 I love communicating the principles I learn from the Bible, and I present them in a way that others can understand.
26 People come to me for help in applying Christian faith and values to personal situations.
27 I thrive on organizing people, ideas, and resources to improve the efficiency of a ministry.
28 I find it easy to share what Jesus means to me with non-believers.
29 I am skilled in communication and want a visible response when teaching or speaking. (Indicate the degree to which you fit both criteria.)
30 My confidence in God does not waver, even if I encounter discouragement from others.
31 I handle my finances with wisdom and frugality and like to get the best value for the money spent.
32 My study of the Bible has proven helpful to others in their faith journey.
33 I am a visionary and can motivate others to accomplish the vision.
34 I enjoy doing kind deeds for people who cannot or will not return them.
35 I yearn for hearers to be convicted after I've proclaimed God's word.
36 I like working behind the scenes to ensure projects are successful. I prefer to follow rather than lead others or projects.
37 I feel called to look out for the spiritual welfare of a group of believers of which I am a part.
38 Others have told me that I have assisted them in learning biblical truth in a meaningful way.
39 When a group needs direction, I am generally asked for my opinion.
40 I thrive in working, task-oriented relationships.
41 I am sympathetic to sinners and understanding of their weaknesses.
42 I am an outgoing "people person," and others are attracted to my optimistic attitude.
43 I witness God's amazing results with calm satisfaction rather than surprise.
44 I give by the leading of God and the Holy Spirit. I am delighted when my gift is an answer to specific prayer.
45 I seem to have a natural ability to recall Scripture.
46 I see the big picture and am less interested in the details.
47 I am attracted to people who are hurting or in distress and easily empathize with hurting people.
48 I encourage repentance that produces a change of heart.
49 I do not need to be in the public eye to be fulfilled.
50 I lead by example and know the value of investing myself in others' lives to impact the church in the future.
51 I value accuracy and get upset when Scripture is used out of context.
52 I do not give advice until I have taken time to seek God's guidance through prayer.
53 I comprehend the big picture but am detail-oriented.
54 I experience a feeling of great joy when a person responds to Christ's invitation.
55 I enjoy being asked to share my counsel and give practical advice.
56 I encourage others to trust in God, even in the face of adversity.
57 I have a natural ability to make money and/or am content to live a simple lifestyle.
58 I have helped others discern key and important facts of Scripture.
59 I can guide group members to use their individual talents and allow them the independence to accomplish their tasks.
60 I am guided by my heart rather than my head.
61 I grieve deeply over the sins of others.
62 I generally complete tasks and usually prefer short-term projects to ongoing ones.
63 I am sensitive to problems in the church that might cause disharmony.
64 I prefer using biblical illustrations over life illustrations.
65 When other people have a problem, I can frequently guide them to the best biblical solution.


STEP 2: GRADE YOUR TEST

Each row in the scoring grid below represents a set of five questions (listed in the left-hand column). For each set of questions, the score was determined by adding the numerical values of your responses for those five questions to arrive at a total. For example, in the category of Administration, if you answered questions 1, 14, 27, 40, & 53 with responses of “3,” “2,” “3,” “4,” & “4,” add 3+2+3+4+4 to arrive at a total of 16.

Questions Gift Your Score
1, 14, 27, 40, 53 Administration  
2, 15, 28, 41, 54 Evangelism  
3, 16, 29, 42, 55 Exhortation  
4, 17, 30, 43, 56 Faith  
5, 18, 31, 44, 57 Giving  
6, 19, 32, 45, 58 Knowledge  
7, 20, 33, 46, 59 Leadership  
8, 21, 34, 47, 60 Mercy  
9, 22, 35, 48, 61 Perception/Proclamation  
10, 23, 36, 49, 62 Serving  
11, 24, 37, 50, 63 Shepherding  
12, 25, 38, 51, 64 Teaching  
13, 26, 39, 52, 65 Wisdom  

Summary of results:

Some notes about your results