Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Spiritual Gifts assessments

The United Methodist Church has an online assessment that asks twenty-one online questions that are pretty stealthy in the sense it is not immediately obvious which gifts are being assessed.  It gives a 1-10 strength at the end.  I thought the assessment was reasonably accurate.

Lifeway Christian Resources has a an eighty question PDF format assessment that you give a 1-5 score.  When you finish the questions, it combines the answer strength of particular questions to give a score.  It was interesting that it has leadership and administration, apostle (missionary), and prophecy as a preaching gift. 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has an online assessment that you fill out and it gives you percentage strengths for a list of gifts that include artistry, music-vocal, music-instrumental, and skilled craft which some would not consider a "spiritual gift."  It seemed to be reasonably accurate and the questions did not telegraph the gift too obviously.

GiftTest.org has a motivational gift survey that is a PDF list of twenty-nine statement about yourself that you rank 1-5 and then you add your scores for a specific set of questions to get your strength.  It uses the gifts perceiver, server, teacher, encourager, giver, ruler, and mercy.

Northside Church has a PDF assessment for kids that is similar to the GiftTest.org assessment except it has 49 questions that are in simple language for kids.

The Cooksbury Youth Spiritual Gifts Test is a PDF with 80 questions that are ranked 0-3.  Some of the questions didn't seem to have much to do with spiritual gifts, but the assessment form for adding up totals for the gifts was simple and assessed a numerical value for a standard list of 10 standard, non-charismatic gifts.

Got Questions  gives an evaluation of spiritual gifts assessments that points out some of their pitfalls.

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