Spiritual Gift Profile
Let’s face it, we’re all looking for purpose in life. We’re hardwired for it. Fortunately, once we choose to trust Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are given a spiritual gift. This Spiritual Gift Profile will help you identify that gift through personalized analysis so that you can best identify your area of passion in ministry.
Answer the following questions with a “yes” or “no” according to how the statement fits you. Don’t base your answer on what each statement represents, rather answer according to which activities you find most fulfilling. Go with your first reaction.
You dislike teaching that does not give practical direction.
You are willing to do the right thing even if it means suffering alone for it.
You enjoy investing money in the ministries of other people.
You seem to attract people who tell you their problems.
You enjoy knowing that your gifts were specific answers to prayer.
You react to people who make unfounded statements.
You find it difficult to be firm or decisive with people.
You like to study material in a systematic sequence.
You check the credentials of one who wants to teach you.
You don’t want public praise, but you do need to feel appreciated.
You can usually detect when something is not what it appears to be.
You react strongly against people who are not what they appear to be.
You desire to give gifts of high quality.
You enjoy spending hours doing research on a subject.
You react negatively to pressure appeals for money.
You find it difficult to say ‘no’ to those who ask for help.
You soon give up on those who do not follow your counsel.
You may have a tendency to focus on what is wrong rather than what is right.
You can visualize the final result of a major undertaking.
You like to see the facial responses of those whom you counsel.
You sometimes go beyond your physical strength in serving others.
You want the ministries you support to be as effective as possible.
You can break down a large task into achievable goals.
You move on to a new challenge once a job is finished.
You can quickly discern a person’s motives and character.
You are able to delegate assignments to others.
You sometimes raise expectations of results prematurely.
You react to those who are insensitive to others feelings.
You can usually discern a person’s level of spiritual maturity.
You are quick to judge yourself when you fail.
You enjoy giving to needs which others tend to overlook.
You enjoy coordinating the efforts of many to reach a common goal.
You feel a responsibility to correct those who do wrong.
You can remember the likes and dislikes of others.
You are very thrifty with money for yourself and your family.
You have an ability to make money by wise investments.
You desire to keep your giving a secret.
You sometimes fear that your gifts will corrupt those who get them.
You appreciate hearing the hard, unvarnished truth and tend to share the truth with others.
You do not mind doing jobs by yourself.
You enjoy serving to free others for more important things.
You are willing to neglect your own work to help others.
You may have a hard time accepting those who refuse to repent of evil.
You enjoy working on projects to help people grow spiritually.
You can sense when people have hurt feelings.
You notice the practical needs of others and enjoy meeting them.
You use your mind to check out an argument.
You desire deep friendships in which there is a mutual commitment.
You can usually detect ways to serve before anyone else can.
You require loyalty in those who are under your supervision.
You like to encourage others to give with your gifts.
You see people as resources that can be used to get a job done.
You will even use your own funds to get a job done quickly.
You let people know how you feel about important issues without them asking your opinion.
You see actions as clearly right or wrong, either black or white with very little grey.
You often take “family time” to counsel others.
You remove yourself from petty details to focus on the final goal.
You want to remove those who cause hurts to others.
You pay close attention to words and phrases.
You desire to gain as much knowledge as you can.
You need quality time to explain how you feel.
You motivate people to become what you see they could be.
You can encourage your workers and inspire them to action.
You are able to discern genuine love.
You identify with people where they are in order to counsel them.
You like to give counsel in logical steps of action.
You find it hard to follow through on the project you have started.
You enjoy giving examples from the lives of others.
You often wonder why God allows people to suffer.
You tend to take up offenses for those whom you love.
You are willing to endure reaction in order to accomplish a task.
You like to tell others as many facts as you can on a topic.
You tend to be silent in a matter until you check it out.
You like to put ‘extra touches’ on the jobs you do.
You want to make sure that statements are true and accurate.