Equipping Ministry - Self-Assessment Inventory

Finding Your Spiritual Gifts

God has given each Christian two vitally important gifts. The first is the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, his work of redemption,and thus forgiveness of sin.The second is the gift of one or more special abilities, which are to be used for the purpose of unifying the body of Christ and for the growth of God's Kingdom.These abilities are called spiritual gifts and they are received through our baptism.

Like a wrapped present,it is impossible to fully appreciate and make use of our spiritual gifts until they have been opened. This tool will help you begin to open your spiritual gifts by guiding you through the following three activities:

Self- Assessment: This Self-Assessment Inventory will help you identify which gifts you have received in greatest measure. You may complete the inventory online or by completing a paper copy. After online completion, you will receive a confirmation email that your inventory has been received and is being analyzed. If you complete the inventory on paper, you will send it to the church office and we will contact you to let you know it has been received and your results are being analyzed. Once your inventory is scored, you will receive your results within the next few weeks along with an explanation of your spiritual gifts. At any time, we will be happy to talk with you about ways you might consider using your spiritual gifts at Hope, at home and in the community. You will never be burdened with an expectation to use your gifts in any particular way. We only want you to know where you may be most comfortable and find joy in using your gifts at Hope and beyond.

Working together to share God's love in the world,

Mary Toneff, Equipping Ministry
mtoneff@hopetoledo.net

Beth White, Equipping Ministry
bwhite@hopetoledo.net

Instructions:

For each of the 60 questions which follow,select the number that corresponds with the response that most closely matches how you perceive yourself.

4, consistently true
3, frequently true
2, occasionally true
1, infrequently true
0, rarely true

Name (first and last): *
Your answer
Gender: *
Phone Number: *
Your answer
Email Address: *
Your answer
Are you currently attending Hope Lutheran Church? *
Age: *
1. When presented a goal, I immediately think of steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the desired results. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
2. I express myself through artistic means. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
3. My faith requires me to seek out God's will and purpose in all circumstances that arise in my life. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
4. I am able to convey the Gospel message to non-believers in ways that they are able to easily understand. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
5. I am moved by those who through conflict or sorrow are wavering in faith. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
6. I am certain of the spirit's presence in my life and the lives of others. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
7. I am blessed by God each day and gladly respond to these blessings by giving liberally of my time and money. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
8. I enjoy meeting new people and becoming acquainted with them. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
9. I know that God hears and responds to my daily prayers. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
10. I feel compelled to learn as much as I can about the Bible and faith. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
11. I am a take charge person. When others follow my direction,the goal or task will be completed. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
12. When I see a person in need, I am moved to assist them. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
13. I love to sing and enjoy inspiring others through song. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
14. I find joy and express myself by playing a musical instrument. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
15. I am motivated to provide spiritual leadership to those who are on a faith journey. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
16. I like working behind the scenes to ensure projects are successful. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
17. I enjoy working with my hands in a trade or skill that required considerable experience to perfect. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
18. My great joy is to communicate biblical truth in such a way that it becomes real and understood by others. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
19. When a challenge is presented, I am usually able to identify an appropriate solution. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
20. I am able to take a thought or idea and put it into a clear and inspiring written form. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
21. I enjoy organizing thoughts, ideas, hopes and dreams into a specific plan of action. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
22. I can translate into artistic form what I first see in my imagination. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
23. I have assisted others as they sought to discern whether or not their personal decisions were helpful and in accord with God's will for their lives. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
24. I enjoy being with non-believers and like having the opportunity to encourage them to faith and commitment. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
25. When I know someone is facing a crisis,I feel compelled to provide support and care. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
26. My trust in the Spirit's presence, when I encounter times of personal crisis, is a source of strength for others. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
27. I manage my time and money so that I am able to give much of it to the work of the church or other organizations. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
28. I am often asked to open my home for small group gatherings or social occasions. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
29.I often become so absorbed in my prayer life that the door bell or phone can ring and I will not hear it. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
30. Not one day would be complete without biblical study and thought. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
31. When I am in a group, others will often look to me for direction. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
32. I feel an urgency to provide housing for the homeless, food for the starving, comfort for those in distress. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
33. I have sung before groups and felt a real sense of God's presence. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
34. By my playing a musical instrument, inspiration has been provided for both myself and others. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
35. I have responsibility for providing spiritual guidance to an individual believer or group of believers. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
36. People tell me that without my willingness to do the unnoticed jobs,their work would be more difficult. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
37. I am good at building, repairing, or restoring things and find satisfaction in doing so. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
38. I want to express my faith by assisting others to discover the truths contained in the Bible. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
39. People come to me for help in applying Christian faith and values to personal situations. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
40. I often feel moved to write about my thoughts and feelings so others may benefit from them. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
41. I have been successful in organizing, directing and motivating people to achieve a goal. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
42. My artistic work has given spiritual strength to both believer and non-believer. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
43. In the congregation, I am often asked if a direction being discussed is in accord with God's will and purpose. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
44. I do not find it difficult to share what Jesus means to me with non-believers. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
45. Those who are struggling with life questions have come to me for guidance and help. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
46. I can see great things happening in my congregation and am not derailed by the pessimism of others. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
47. When I receive money unexpectedly, one of my first thoughts is to share this gift through the church. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
48. I enjoy welcoming guests and helping them to feel at ease. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
49. Believers have asked me to pray for healing in their lives, and have evidenced God's healing power. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
50. My study of the Bible has proven helpful to others in their faith journey. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
51. People have said they like to work with me because the task will be successfully completed. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
52. People have been surprised by how at ease I am while working with those who are suffering in mind, body or spirit. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
53. I am grateful and humbled that my singing has provided inspirati on and hope for others on their faith journey. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
54. Others have told me they were moved by my playing a musical instrument. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
55. People have come to me for spiritual help and it has developed into a long-term relationship. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
56. When I turn out the lights, take tables down, work in the kitchen or put chairs away, I feel that I have served the Lord. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
57. My knowledge of building, maintenance or repair has been a special value to the church and others. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
58. Students have told me that I can take the most difficult idea or concept and make it understandable. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
59. When direction is needed at work or in the congregation,I am generally asked for my opinion. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
60. My written work has been helpful to others in understanding life's truths. *
Rarely True
Consistently True
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