The Holy Spirit and Believers (part 6: Spiritual Gifts Survey)



This is not a test, so there are no wrong answers. The Spiritual Gifts Survey consists of 70 items. Some items reflect concrete actions; other items are descriptive traits; and still others are statements of belief. Record your answer by placing in the blank beside each item the number that corresponds to the response you want. Mark the extent to which you feel that the item describes you. Do not spend too much time on any one item. Remember, it is not a test. Usually your immediate response is best. Please give an answer for each item. Do not skip any items. Do not ask others how they are answering or how they think you should answer. Work at your own pace.

Your response choices are:
    5---Highly characteristic of me/definitely true for me
    4---Most of the time this would describe me/be true for me
    3---Frequently characteristic of me/true for me-about 50 percent of the time
    2---Occasionally characteristic of me/true for me-about 25 percent of the time
    1---Not at all characteristic of me/definitely untrue for me

____ 1. I have the ability to organize ideas, resources, time, and people effectively.

____ 2. I am willing to study and prepare for the task of teaching.

____ 3. I am able to relate the truths of God to specific situations.

____ 4. I have a God-given ability to help others grow in their faith.

____ 5. I possess a special ability to communicate the truth of salvation.

____ 6. I am sensitive to the hurts of people.

____ 7. I experience joy in meeting needs through sharing possessions.

____ 8. I enjoy studying.

____ 9. I have delivered God*s message of warning and judgment.

____ 10. I am able to sense the true motivation of persons and movements.

____ 11. I have a special ability to trust God in difficult situations.

____ 12. I have a strong desire to contribute to the establishment of new churches.

____ 13. I take action to meet physical and practical needs rather than merely talking about or planning to help.

____ 14. I can delegate and assign meaningful work.

____ 15. I have an ability and desire to teach.

____ 16. I am usually able to analyze a situation correctly.

____ 17. I have a natural tendency to encourage others.

____ 18. I am willing to take the initiative in helping other Christians grow in their faith.

____ 19. I have an acute awareness of the emotions of other people, such as loneliness, pain, fear, and anger.

____ 20. I am a cheerful giver.

____ 21. I spend time digging into facts.

____ 22. I feel that I have a message from God to deliver to others.

____ 23. I can recognize when a person is genuine/honest.

____ 24. I am willing to yield to God*s will rather than question and waver.

____ 25. I would like to be more active in getting the gospel to people in other lands.

____ 26. It make me happy to do things for people in need.

____ 27. I am successful in getting a group to do its work joyfully.

____ 28. I have the ability to plan learning approaches.

____ 29. I can identify those who need encouragement.

____ 30. I have trained Christians to be more obedient disciples of Christ.

____ 31. I am willing to do whatever it takes to see others come to Christ.

____ 32. I am attracted to people who are hurting.

____ 33. I am a generous giver.

____ 34. I am able to discover new truths.

____ 35. I have spiritual insights from Scripture concerning issues and people that compel me to speak out.

____ 36. I can sense when a person is acting in accord with God's will.

____ 37. I can trust in God even when things look dark.

____ 38. I have a strong desire to take the gospel to places where it has never been heard.

____ 39. I am sensitive to the needs of people.

____ 40. I have been able to make effective and efficient plans for accomplishing the goals of a group.

____ 41. I often am consulted when fellow Christians are struggling to make difficult decisions.

____ 42. I think about how I can comfort and encourage others in my congregation.

____ 43. I am able to give spiritual direction to others.

____ 44. I am able to present the gospel to lost persons in such a way that they accept the Lord and His salvation.

____ 45. I possess an unusual capacity to understand the feelings of those in distress.

____ 46. I have a strong sense of stewardship based on the recognition that God owns all things.

____ 47. I have delivered to other persons messages that have come directly from God.

____ 48. I can sense when a person is acting under God's leadership.

____ 49. I try to be in God*s will continually and be available for His use.

____ 50. I feel that I should take the gospel to people who have different beliefs from me.

____ 51. I have an acute awareness of the physical needs of others.

____ 52. I am skilled in setting forth positive and precise steps of action.

____ 53. I explain Scripture in such a way that others understand it.

____ 54. I can usually see spiritual solutions to problems.

____ 55. I welcome opportunities to help people who need comfort, consolation, encouragement, and counseling.

____ 56. I feel at ease in sharing Christ with nonbelievers.

____ 57. I recognize the signs of stress and distress in others.

____ 58. I desire to give generously and unpretentiously to worthwhile projects and ministries.

____ 59. I can organize facts into meaningful relationships.

____ 60. God gives me messages to deliver to His people.

____ 61. I am able to sense whether people are being honest when they tell of their religious experiences.

____ 62. I enjoy presenting the gospel to persons of other cultures and backgrounds.

____ 63. I enjoy doing little things that help people.

____ 64. I can give a clear, uncomplicated presentation.

____ 65. I have been able to apply biblical truth to the specific needs of my church.

____ 66. God has used me to encourage others to live Christlike lives.

____ 67. I have sensed the need to help other people become more effective in their ministries.

____ 68. I like to talk about Jesus to those who do not know Him.

____ 69. I have a wide range of study resources and know how to secure information.

____ 70. I feel assured that a situation will change for the glory of God even when the situation seems impossible.


Follow these direction to figure your score for each spiritual gift.
    1. Place in each box your numerical response (1-5) to the statement number which is indicated below the box.
    2. For each gift, add the numbers in the boxes and put the total in the TOTAL box.

LEADERSHIP------total up the numbers for the following items: 1, 14, 27, 40, 52

TEACHING------total the numbers for the following: 2, 15, 28, 53, 64

KNOWLEDGE------total the numbers for the following: 8, 21, 34, 59, 69

WISDOM------total the numbers for the following: 3, 16, 41, 54, 65

PROPHECY------total the numbers for the following: 9, 22, 35, 47, 60

DISCERNMENT------total the numbers for the following: 10, 23, 36, 48, 61

EXHORTATION------total the numbers for the following: 17, 29, 42, 55, 66

SHEPHERDING------total the numbers for the following: 4, 18, 30, 43, 67

FAITH------total the numbers for the following: 11, 24, 37, 49, 70

EVANGELISM------total the numbers for the following: 5, 31, 44, 56, 68

APOSTLESHIP------total the numbers for the following: 12, 25, 38, 50, 62

SERVICE------total the numbers for the following: 13, 26, 39, 51, 63

MERCY------total the numbers for the following: 6, 19, 32, 45, 57

GIVING------total the numbers for the following: 7, 20, 33, 46, 58