The following Spiritual Gifts Inventory has been developed to help and encourage you to know and use your God-given gifts for performing the ministry of Jesus Christ. This inventory will help you to understand your strengths in ministry based on the seventeen special gifts of the Spirit alluded to in the New Testament.
Important: Answer according to who you are, not who you would like to be or think you ought to be. How true are these statements of you? To what degree do these statements reflect your usual tendencies?
Interpreting Your Scores
God is very generous in distributing spiritual gifts. Most of us have several gifts that we can employ in Christian service. To get a picture of your unique gift-mix, use the guide below:
- Primary Gifts
- These are the gifts you have indicated that you use most consistently.
- Secondary Gifts
- There is usually a cluster of gifts on which you score relatively high, but not as high as your primary gifts. These are the gifts that your inventory shows you use fairly often.
- Developing Gifts
- Finally, there are some gifts that God may be developing in you. They may not score high on the inventory, but you may feel drawn to them or sense that they are emerging in your Christian life. These are your developing gifts.
The questions, accompanying text, and evaluation methodology are adapted from, and used with the permission of the authors of, Your Calling as a Deacon by Gary Straub and James Trader II (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2005), pp. 73-86.