Spiritual Gifts Assessment

SPIRITUAL GIFTS ASSESSMENT

If you have been saved by Jesus Christ, not only were you saved from your sin and given a promise of eternal life with Christ, but also you were given something very special from God. You were given what we call spiritual gifts. God has gifted you in a very unique way and it is God’s plan that you use your unique gifts to meet unique needs.

1 Peter 4:10 says, “As each one of us has received a gift, minister to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

If you have trusted in Christ, then you have a spiritual gift! The amazing thing about spiritual gifts is that even if you don’t know what it is or don’t feel particularly gifted in a specific area, the Bible tells us that Christians have spiritual gifts that you can use to serve God. Not only that, but your gift is vital to the work of God. You and your gifts are important to God’s work. He would not give you a special gift for you not to use it. It is God’s purpose that you know what your giftedness is and that you use those gifts to make much of Him.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT?

1 Peter 4:10 tells us that God want you to be a “good steward” of His gifts to you. This means that God wants you to use the gifts that he has given you well. The best way for you to begin to be a good steward of your giftedness is by first discovering you gift. After that, simply use that gift to serve God through His local church.


TAKING THIS SPIRITUAL GIFT ASSESSMENT (42 Questions)

• Answer each question in order by circling the number, 0 to 5, that most accurately describes yourself.

• While answering, refer to the scale indicator above the questions.

• When answering, react to the questions – do not overthink them.

• Answer quickly and honestly for the most accurate assessment

• Riverside will contact you within 24-48 hours with your results.


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1. I relate & measure everything I experience accordingly to God’s Word. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
2. Others seem to look at me for advice & help. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
3. I’m easily bothered by other’s lack of participation. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
4. I don’t take anything at face value. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
5. I can visualize the “big picture” of a major project. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
6. When others are in my home I like to serve them “hand and foot.” *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
7. I feel compelled to give financially to others. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
8. I speak truth whether or not it causes hurt feelings. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
9. I can organize and delegate people and resources easily. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
10. I feel compelled to share knowledge. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
11. I encourage people who are feeling discouraged. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
12. I neglect my own work in order to help others. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
13. I easily identify tasks that need to get done and do them myself. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
14. I enjoy doing little things to help people. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
15. My natural tendency is to step up and take control. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
16. I cheerfully give time or money, regardless of how much I have to give. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
17. I have compassion for all living creatures. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
18. I don’t hesitate to give constructive criticism. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
19. People see me as a frank and outspoken person. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
20. People seem to learn easily from me. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
21. I can be described as responsible, charitable, and disciplined. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
22. I don’t expect payment for favors I do for others. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
23. Others tell me I’m a good listener. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
24. Communicating the facts in a situation is something I do well. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
25. I am a task oriented person. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
26. I find it easy to maintain an optimistic outlook. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
27. I will stand alone on something I believe in strong. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
28. I will not confront others if I feel it may hurt them. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
29. I give well above my tithe to the Body of Christ. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
30. While I’m frugal in personal spending, I’m often led to give to others. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
31. I enjoy research as well as sharing what I find. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
32. I am compelled to comfort people who are hurting or suffering. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
33. Deadlines challenge me & usually meet them on time. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
34. I can discern the motives of others fairly easily. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
35. I find strength from bearing other’s burdens. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
36. My use of knowledge may appear prideful. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
37. I can create order out of organizational chaos. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
38. I volunteer my time and talents to worthwhile causes. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
39. I’m motivated with compassion to cry with others. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
40. I can select the best person for a particular task. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
41. My focus on right and wrong may be read as being judgmental. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5
42. I enjoy helping others develop a plan of action to deal with their concerns. *
Never - 0 Rarely - 1 Occasionally - 2 Sometimes - 3 Mostly - 4 Always - 5

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Oftentimes the Holy Spirit gives us more than one gift which serves to keep our other gifts in check or harmonize to create a blended gift that God uses in unique ways. This is another reason why each and every one of us has a unique role to play in the Kingdom.

Scripture commands us to minister in many areas whether or not we have the corresponding spiritual gifts. Scripture clearly tells us that some have the following gifts, yet all believers are to minister in these ways…

Gifts to some, Commands to all:
Serve one another (Galatians 5:13)
Encourage each other (Hebrews 10:25)
Give (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Make disciples (Matthew 28:19)
Be kind (Ephesians 4:32)
Walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Be a witness (Acts 1:8)

No matter what spiritual gifts we have received, the Christian virtue of love must accompany the exercise of those gifts; otherwise they prove unfruitful. “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it, but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.

Your God-given personality, talents, abilities and spiritual gifts all work together to make you uniquely you! “Whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11

Lists in Scripture describing Spiritual Gifts:

Romans 12:6-8
1 Corinthians 12:8-10; 28-30
Ephesians 4:11
1 Peter 4:9-11