I just wanted to post some of the tools that I use when I teach about spiritual gifts. My favorite assessment is the “Motivational Gifts” Assessment. It focuses on only 7 of the spiritual gifts and so it’s a little less rigorous to understand. It’s also not a “blind” test and so you’re able to line up the qualities with that particular gift. This makes it much easier to recognize the gifts of other people as you begin to see those particular qualities in them. These 7 are considered “Motivational” Gifts. These gifts are permanent gifts that tend to motivate everything else that someone does. (Ex: Administration, Teaching, Exhortation, Perceiving, Serving, Giving, & Compassion) This inventory does not test for the “Manifestation” gifts which are the gifts given by the Holy Spirit temporarily for a specific purpose. (Ex: Faith, Healing, Tongues, Prophecy, Interpretation of Tongues, etc.)
Here’s a link to download some of the tools I have gathered over the years:
– A Motivational Gifts Assessment (normal and blind)
– A Motivational Gifts Teaching Worksheet with answers
– A different blind Spiritual Gifts Inventory (includes many other gifts)
Some other personality tests that are fun to combine with a Spiritual Gifts study include:
– DISC personality assessment
or even the Love Language Assessment for Husband and Wife
What you are is God’s gift to you. What you become is your gift to God.
I’m not sure where this even comes from, but it’s pretty cool stuff huh? God has given us everything – our spiritual gifts, our families, our money, even life itself. What we do with those things is how we can honor Him and give back to Him.