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Spiritual Gifts Inventory

By Dr. Richard J. Krejcir
Here is a tool to help the People in your church find out what there Spiritual Gifts are. This is an "inventory" format; it is not as accurate as our other assessment, but this makes a good tool to start out with.
Spiritual Gifts Discovery Tool
 
Here is a tool to help the People in your church find out what there Spiritual Gifts are. This is an "inventory" format; it is not as accurate as our other assessment, but this makes a good tool to start out with.
Instructions
  1. There are a total of 110 statements below. Print this form, then, indicate whether you Strongly Agree, Agree Somewhat, are Undecided, Disagree Somewhat or Completely Disagree with each question.
  2. Transfer your answers to the profile sheet at the end of this document.
  3. Total your scores for each of the gifts. Each gift will have a score between ZERO and TWENTY.
  4. Order the gifts in descending order of score. Higher scores indicate your more dominant gifts.
  5. Use the List of Gifts For further study.

1) People seem to be willing to follow my leadership without much resistance.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

2) I like to proclaim God's Word to fellow Christians.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

3) It is a joy for me to proclaim God's plan of salvation to unchurched people.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

4) It is enjoyable to have the responsibility of leading other people in their spiritual life.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

5) I am excited in helping people to discover important truths in the Scriptures.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

6) I have special joy singing praises to God either alone or with other people.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

7) It is enjoyable to motivate people to a higher spiritual commitment.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

8) People with spiritual problems seem to come to me for advice and counsel.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

9) I received excellent grades in school.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

10) There is great joy in doing little jobs around the church.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

11) I look for opportunities to assist people in their work.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

12) There is great joy in leading people to accomplish group goals.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

13) I like to organize people for more effective ministry.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

14) There is great satisfaction in giving large amounts of money for the Lord's work.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

15) I feel great compassion for the problems of others.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

16) It seems easy to perceive whether a person is honest or dishonest.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

17) I am ready to try the impossible because I have a great trust in God.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

18) There is great joy in having people in my home.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

19) I find that the repair and maintenance of things in my environment come easily to me.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

20) I seem to recognize prayer needs before others do.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

21) I enjoy the opportunity to pray with, and for a person who is physically ill, that they may be made well.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

22) I adapt easily in a culture different from mine.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

23) I feel a sense of authority in my relationship to the group.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

24) I like to proclaim the Word of God to comfort others.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

25) I seem able to determine when the Spirit has prepared a person to received Jesus Christ.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

26) It is exciting to provide spiritual leadership for a congregation.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

27) Teaching a Bible Class is one of the most enjoyable things I do (or could do) in the church.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

28) God has given me the ability to play a musical instrument and I enjoy it.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

29) It is a joy to give encouragement to people who are discouraged.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

30) I enjoy providing solutions to difficult problems in life.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

31) It seems easy to learn difficult truths.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

32) I enjoy doing routine tasks for the glory of God.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

33) I enjoy helping with the emergency tasks around the church.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

34) People seem to enjoy following me in doing an important task.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

35) There is joy in making important decisions.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

36) I find real joy in giving a generous portion of my money to the Lord.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

37) Visiting people in retirement homes gives me a great satisfaction.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

38) I seem to know very quickly whether something is right or wrong.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

39) When things seem impossible, I am ready to move forward.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

40) I do not feel uncomfortable when people drop in unexpectedly.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

41) I have enjoyed creating various kinds of arts and/or crafts.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

42) Prayer is one of my favorite spiritual exercises.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

43) I have prayed for an emotionally ill person and seen the person get better.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

44) It is easy for me to move into a new community and make friends.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

45) I have little fear in leading people where God wants them to go.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

46) I enjoy relating and sharing God's Word to the issues of the day.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

47) I feel a burden to share the Gospel with people.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

48) I like to assist people with their spiritual problems.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

49) It seems that people learn when I teach them.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

50) I have enjoyed being involved with church, school and/or local musical productions.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

51) I like to encourage inactive church members to become involved Christians again.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

52) It seems that people generally follow my advice.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

53) I am able to understand difficult portions of God's word.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

54) I receive great satisfaction in doing small or trivial tasks in church.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

55) I desire to do the tasks which will free others for important ministry.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

56) It is more effective to delegate a task to someone else rather than to do it myself.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

57) I enjoy the responsibility for the achievement of group goals.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

58) I appreciate the opportunity to financially support a critical situation.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

59) I sense joy in comforting people in difficult situations.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

60) The difference between truth and error is easily perceived by me.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

61) I am often ready to believe God will lead us through a situation when others feel it is impossible.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

62) People seem to feel very comfortable in my home.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

63) I like to create things with my hands.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

64) God consistently answers my prayers in tangible ways.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

65) I have visited a person who was sick, prayed that God would make them physically whole, and the person got better.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

66) I am able to relate well to Christians of different locations or cultures.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

67) I appreciate the opportunity to proclaim God's word to others.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

68) It is important for me to speak God's Word of warning and judgment in the world today.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

69) It is a joy to share what Jesus means to me with an unchurched neighbor.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

70) People like to bring their troubles and concerns to me because they feel I care.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

71) One of the joys of my ministry is training people to be more effective Christians.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

72) I feel secure in the fact that my musical ability will be of benefit to other people with whom I come in contact.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

73) People who are feeling perplexed often come to me for encouragement and comfort.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

74) I feel that I have a special insight in selecting the best alternative in a difficult situation.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

75) I have a clear understanding of Biblical doctrines.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

76) I find more satisfaction in doing a job than finding someone else to do it.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

77) I appreciate a ministry of helping other people to bear their burdens.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

78) It is a thrill to inspire others to greater involvement in church work.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

79) The development of effective plans for church ministry gives me great satisfaction.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

80) It is a joy to see how much money I can give to the Lord.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

81) I enjoy ministering to a person who is sick in the hospital.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

82) I can judge well between the truthfulness and error of a given theological statement.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

83) People seem to view me as one who believes everything is possible.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

84) When missionaries come to our church I (would) like to have them come to my home.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

85) I see that the results of my working with various objects in God's creation help to improve and beautify that which other people have not seen nor developed.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

86) I faithfully pray for others, recognizing that their effectiveness and total well-being depends on God's answer to prayers.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

87) I like to participate in ministry to the physically or emotionally ill, and pray for their recovery.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

88) The thought of beginning a new church in a new community is exciting to me.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

89) I enjoy training workers in the congregation.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

90) In a Bible class, it seems essential to share God's word, even if it irritates others.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

91) I feel a deep concern for the unreached people in my community.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

92) I enjoy a close relationship with people in a one- to- one situation.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

93) It is easy to organize materials for teaching a Bible class.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

94) Leading others in singing songs of praise to God, or for pure enjoyment is personally satisfying.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

95) I would rather call on a delinquent family in my church than an unchurched family.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

96) I have a strong sense of confidence in my solutions to problems.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

97) It is an exciting challenge to read and study a difficult book of the Bible.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

98) I like to do things without attracting much attention.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

99) If a family is facing a serious crisis, I enjoy the opportunity to help them.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

100) There is great satisfaction in having others follow me in performing a task.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

101) I would rather make decisions for the group than persuade them to reach the same decision.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

102) I can give sacrificially because I know that God will meet my needs.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

103) It is a special satisfaction to visit people who are confined to their homes.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

104) I often seek the motives of a person and look beneath the words.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

105) When people are discouraged, I enjoy giving them a positive vision.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

106) People seem to enjoy coming to my house.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

107) There is pleasure in drawing, designing, and/or painting various objects.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

108) I find myself praying when I possibly should be doing other things.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

109) I feel strongly that my prayers for a sick person effect wholeness for that person.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree

110) More than most, I have a strong desire to see all people of other communities and countries won to the Lord.

4 - Strongly Agree

3 - Agree Somewhat

2 - Undecided

1 - Disagree Somewhat

0 - Completely Disagree


The Discovery Tool Profile Sheet

Transfer your scores for each question into the following table, and then compute the sum of each row. This provides your score for each gift

1. Apostle 1____ 23____ 45____ 67____ 89____ = ____
 
2. Prophet 2____ 24____ 46____ 68____ 90____ = ____
 
3. Evangelist 3____ 25____ 47____ 69____ 91____ = ____
 
4. Pastor 4____ 26____ 48____ 70____ 92____ = ____
 
5. Teacher 5____ 27____ 49____ 71____ 93____ = ____
 
6. Music 6____ 28____ 50____ 72____ 94____ = ____
 
7. Exhortation 7____ 29____ 51____ 73____ 95____ = ____
 
8. Wisdom 8____ 30____ 52____ 74____ 96____ = ____
 
9. Knowledge 9____ 31____ 53____ 75____ 97____ = ____
 
10. Serving 10____ 32____ 54____ 76____ 98____ = ____
 
11. Helps 11____ 33____ 55____ 77____ 99____ = ____
 
12. Leadership 12____ 34____ 56____ 78____ 100____ = ____
 
13. Administration 13____ 35____ 57____ 79____ 101____ = ____
 
14. Giving 14____ 36____ 58____ 80____ 102____ = ____
 
15. Mercy 15____ 37____ 59____ 81____ 103____ = ____
 
16. Discernment 16____ 38____ 60____ 82____ 104____ = ____
 
17. Faith 17____ 39____ 61____ 83____ 105____ = ____
 
18. Hospitality 18____ 40____ 62____ 84____ 106____ = ____
 
19. Craftsmanship 19____ 41____ 63____ 85____ 107____ = ____
 
20. Intercession 20____ 42____ 64____ 86____ 108____ = ____
 
21. Healing 21____ 43____ 65____ 87____ 109____ = ____
 
22. Missionary 22____ 44____ 66____ 88____ 110____ = ____
 

In the spaces below, list your gifts in descending order of score. Use the List of Gifts(http://www.cforc.com/sgifts.cgi?help) for further study.

DOMINANT ___________________________
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SUB-DOMINANT ___________________________
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© The Online Spiritual Gifts Discovery Tool is based on the Discovery Tool of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the Spiritual Awareness class prepared by J.D. Danielson at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Plano, Texas.
 
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