This assessment is designed to help you identify spiritual gifts that are most naturally used in the life of the local church. We do not attempt to include all spiritual gifts, just those we often see in action at churches and most people.
You can use this instrument to help you discover the primary gifts given to you at your spiritual birth. We encourage you to invest time to learn what these gifts are and what they are not. See where these gifts fit into the functioning of the body. When you are working within your Spirit-given gifts, you will be most effective for the body of Christ in your local setting.
We know that the Holy Spirit takes up residence inside of us when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior(John 3:5 and Romans 8:9), and we are told we are given the manifestation of the Holy Spirit.
Why do we receive spiritual gifts?
“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” – 1 Corinthians 12:7
“Seek that gifts may abound for the edification or the building up of the Body” – 1 Corinthians 14:12
“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” – 1 Peter 4:10
According to Scripture, we receive spiritual gifts for the “common good,” “for the edification or the building up of the Body,” and for “serving one another.”
A great deal of confusion concerning spiritual gifts exists today just like it did in Paul’s day. Rather than the people ignoring spiritual gifts because of this problem, Paul tells the Church at Corinth that he does not want them to be ignorant on the subject (1 Corinthians 12:1). He then dedicates the next three chapters trying to clear up their confusion.
It is vital that you take time to examine what the Bible says about spiritual gifts. It’s a journey worth taking! This subject is explicitly addressed in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12-14, Ephesians 4, and 1 Peter 4. Responsible Bible study necessitates we understand the central thrust of each of these passages.
Here’s a post that goes into greater detail: [ Spiritual Gifts by HGC ]
The Spiritual Gifts Assessment includes nearly 100 items that ask you to respond to items like the example shown here.
The results are shown below three groupings: Dominant, Supporting, and Other. These designations are intended to give you insight into where to begin exploring the use of your gifts. The percentage shown indicates how you scored compared to thousands of others who have taken the same assessment. Your responses for these gifts produced a score that falls into one of these groupings:
- Dominant: 84% and higher
- Supporting: between 50% and 84%
- Others: less 50% of the scores for those gifts.
An Overview of Spiritual Gifts: The Companion Guide for this Assessment
The most recent version of the Spiritual Gifts Assessment is linked on Healthy Growing Churches’ post:
We encourage you to schedule time (15-20 minutes) to take the assessment. Then reach out to one of your leaders to discuss how you can use your unique gifts to develop your ministry for the body of Christ at your local church.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.