Spiritual Gifts Inventory

From the Bible, we know that the Holy Spirit gives every Christ follower one or more supernatural Gifts.  These Spiritual Gifts become evident to us only as they have an impact on other Christ-followers.  This inventory will ask you to consider past experiences where your Spiritual Gifts have surfaced.  Have fun with this.  We hope you gain insight or confirmation as you go through the inventory.  Knowing your Spiritual Gifts helps you address “What” you might be able to contribute.

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Respond to each of the 137 statements that follow.

9 = Consistently / Definitely True
5 = Most of the Time / Usually True
3 = Some of the Time / Once in a While
0 = Never / Not at All

  • IMPORTANT:
  • Answer according to who you are, not who you would like to be or think you should be.
  • How true are these statements of you?
  • What has been your experience?
  • To what degree do these statements reflect your tendencies?

1.I can coordinate people, tasks, and events to meet a need.

2.I enjoy working creatively with wood, cloth, paints, metal, glass, or other materials.

3.I enjoy developing and using my artistic skills (art, drama, music, photography, etc.).

4.When I see spiritual complacency, I am willing to challenge it.

5.I have confidence that God not only can, but he will.

6.I give liberally and joyfully to people in financial need or to projects requiring support.

7.I enjoy working behind the scenes to support the work of others.

8.I view my home as a safe and caring place to minister to people.

9.When it comes to my attention, I am honored to regularly pray for someone or for a concern.

10. I am motivated to set goals and influence others to achieve a vision in order to advance God’s work on earth.

11. I empathize with hurting people and desire to help in their healing process.

12. I am attracted to the idea of serving in another country or an ethnic community.

13. I have spoken a timely and important prophetic word to others that I felt came to me directly from God while in prayer.

14. I have the ability to communicate the gospel with clarity and conviction.

15. I establish trust and confidence through long-term relationships.

16. I am able to communicate God’s Word effectively.

17. I can readily distinguish between spiritual truth and error, good and evil.

18. I research and am persistent in my pursuit of knowing the truth.

19. Others often seek me out for advice about personal and spiritual matters.

20. I am careful, thorough, and skilled at managing details.

21. I am skilled in working with different kinds of tools.

22. I help people better understand themselves, their relationships, and God through artistic expression.

23. I enjoy reassuring and strengthening those who are discouraged.

24. I have confidence in God’s continuing provision and help, even in difficult times.

25. I give more than a tithe so that kingdom work can be accomplished.

26. I enjoy doing routine tasks that support the needs of ministry.

27. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them feel welcomed.

28. I enjoy praying for long periods of time and receive leadings as to what God wants me to pray for.

29. It is quite natural for me to lead, and it is more comfortable for me to lead than not to lead.

30. I can patiently support those going through painful experiences as they are seeking
stability in their lives.

31. I am willing to take an active part in starting a new church.

32. By God’s revelation to me, I have been able to shed light on current realities in someone’s life that helps them see God’s desire for their future.

33. After I have shared the story of Jesus, people pray with me for salvation.

34. I can faithfully provide long-term emotional and spiritual support and concern for others.

35. I simply and practically explain and clarify the Word for those who are confused or just do not know.

36. I have a "sixth sense" and frequently am able to identify a person’s character based on first impressions.

37. I receive information from the Spirit that I did not acquire through natural means.

38. I can often find simple, practical solutions in the midst of conflict or confusion.

39. I can clarify goals and develop strategies or plans to accomplish them.

40. I can visualize how something should be constructed before I build it.

41. I like finding new and fresh ways of communicating God’s truth.

42. I give hope to others by directing them to the promises of God.

43. I have a special ability to trust God for extraordinary needs.

44. I manage my money well in order to free more of it for giving.

45. I willingly take on a variety of odd jobs around the church to meet the needs of others.

46. I genuinely believe the Lord directs strangers to me who need a sense of belonging and connection to others.

47. I am conscious of ministering to others as I pray.

48. I am usually chosen as the group’s spokesperson when in discussion groups.

49. I am drawn toward people who are sometimes regarded as undeserving or beyond help.

50. I can relate to others in culturally sensitive ways.

51. I speak biblical truth in a timely and culturally sensitive way in order to strengthen, encourage, and comfort God’s people.

52. I’d rather be around non-Christians more than Christians so that I can build relationships with them.

53. I enjoy giving practical support, nurture, and spiritual guidance to a group of people.

54. When I teach, people respond to my teaching with action.

55. I can see through phoniness or deceit before it is evident to others.

56. I seek certainty and truth in order to avoid superficial understandings and speculation.

57. I am surprised by how many people are unable to solve problems and seem to lack common sense.

58. I can identify and effectively use the resources needed to accomplish tasks.

59. I am good at working with my hands and enjoy doing so.

60. I regularly need to get alone to reflect and to develop my imagination.

61. I reassure those who need to take courageous action in their faith, family, or life.

62. I am unwavering in my belief that God will absolutely work in circumstances in which success cannot by guaranteed by human effort alone.

63. I choose to limit my lifestyle in order to give away a higher percentage of my income.

64. I see spiritual significance in doing practical tasks.

65. I rarely meet people I do not like and wouldn’t want to see included in the life of the church.

66. I pray with confidence because I know that God works in response to prayer.

67. I set goals and direct people to effectively accomplish them.

68. I have great compassion for hurting people.

69. I view the overall picture and do not get hindered with problems along the way.

70. I have spoken to others about future events or situations that God revealed to me, and they happened as I said they would.

71. I boldly speak about salvation through Jesus Christ and see a positive response in those who are listening.

72. I can gently restore wandering believers to faith and fellowship.

73. I get frustrated when I see people’s lack of biblical knowledge.

74. God shows me the difference between a demonic influence, a mental illness, and an error in truth.

75. When reading or studying Scripture, I see important biblical truths and themes that
benefit others in the body of Christ.

76. I can anticipate the likely consequences of actions of an individual or a group.

77. I like to help groups become more efficient.

78. I serve and work more behind the scenes to make things that are useful for ministry and that hone God.

79. The way I say and do things awakens the truth in others so they say, "I have never thought of it that way."

80. I find great joy in affirming the value and worth of other.

81. When I see God’s activity, I move toward it in spite of opposition or lack of support.

82. For special projects and capital campaigns, I like to give in a way that encourages and inspire others to give generously.

83. I like to find things that need to be done and often do them without being asked.

84. For me, the greatest times of joy in the church are times of social interaction and fellowship.

85. When I hear about needy situation, I feel burdened to pray.

86. I influence others to perform to the best of their ability.

87. I look through a person’s handicaps or problems to see a life that matters to God and an opportunity to serve.

88. I am culturally sensitive and comfortable with different ethnic groups.

89. I feel a compulsion to speak the words God gives me to strengthen, encourage, and comfort others.

90. I openly tell people that I am a Christian and want them to ask me about my faith.

91. There are a number of people in my live that I am personally guiding with truth, encouragement, caring, and wisdom.

92. I communicate Scripture in ways that cause others to learn and become motivated toward greater growth.

93. I receive affirmation from other concerning the reliability of my insights about them and of perceptions I have of others.

94. I have suddenly known things about others, but did not know how I knew them.

95. I give practical advice to help others through complicated situations.

96. I can visualize a coming event, anticipate potential problems, and develop strategies to meet them.

97. I am a resourceful person, able to find the best materials and tools required to build what is needed.

98. I use various forms of the arts to draw people closer to God and to his truth.

99. I like motivating others to take steps for spiritual growth.

100. I am regularly challenging others to trust God.

101. I manage my money and give to ministries that are well led and are making a difference for Christ in the lives of people.

102. I show my love for others in actions more than words.

103.I do whatever I can to make visitors and other feel they belong.

104. God gives me a peace and confidence that my prayers are being answered, even when I cannot see the results.

105. I am able to cast a vision for ministry that others want to follow and be a part of.

106. I enjoy bringing hope, joy, and comfort to people working through a crisis or chronic situation in their lives.

107. I relate to leaders who often follow me into new ministry ventures.

108. God reveals to me things others cannot see so when I speak to them they can understand his activity in their lives.

109. I love unchurched people no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.

110. I take responsibility to nurture the whole person in his or her walk with God.

111. I can present information and skills to others in ways that make it easier for them to grasp and apply them to their lives.

112. I have seen into spiritual realm where spirits have been revealed to me by God.

113. The truths I learn and the understandings I gain create a burden for me because of the responsibility I feel to handle the information wisely.

114. When faced with how to apply biblical truths practically in a difficult or complex situation, God reveals to me a solution.

115. I want to bring order where there is organizational chaos.

116. I have good hand-eye coordination and good dexterity.

117. I have a good sense of the whole and can creatively put things together in a harmonious flow that artistically communicates a biblical truth.

118. I carefully challenge or rebuke others in order to help them grow spiritually.

119. I find it natural to believe in God for things that others see as impossible.

120. I believe I have been given an abundance of resources so that I may give more to the Lord’s work.

121. When a task needs to be done, I find it difficult to say no.

122. I can make people feel at ease even in unfamiliar surroundings.

123. I see specific results in direct response to my prayers.

124. I Figure out where we need to go and help others to get there.

125. I am moved with compassion and motivated to remove the sources of another’s sufferings.

126. God’s authority and power are manifested in the new churches and ministries I served to start.

127. I feel compelled to expose sin wherever I see it and to challenge people to repentance.

128. I’m constantly thinking of ways to bring up spiritual matters with friends who do not know God.

129. I feel responsible to help oversee and protect believers from the things that keep them from fellowship with God and one another.

130. I struggle with how to take what I have been studying and communicate only those things that will help God’s people learn what they need at the moment.

131. I can sense when demonic forces are at work in a person or situation.

132. I love learning and share with those who want to learn.

133. I like to read and study the book of Proverbs for its simple and powerful truths expressed in a clear and practical way.

If you have repeatedly had any of the following experiences, simply place a check mark in the appropriate box.

134. I have repeatedly seen an instant healing as I laid hands on someone and prayed.

 Yes

135. When I hear people speak in tongues, I feel the Spirit revealing his message to me, and I speak it aloud, interpreting it for the church.

 Yes

136. I have experienced the power of God within me to cast out demons and heal the sick, and I see his supernatural intervention in nature.

 Yes

137. I have spoken in a language I do not understand, and someone has spoken out to interpret what I had just said.

 Yes