This is not a test, so there are no wrong answers. The Spiritual Gifts Survey consists of 80 statements. Some items reflect concrete actions; other items are descriptive traits; and still others are statements of belief.

  • Select the one response you feel best characterizes yourself and choose the corresponding number. Record your answer in the corresponding check box beneath each item.
  • Do not spend too much time on any one item. Remember, it is not a test. Usually your immediate response is best.
  • Please give an answer for each item. Do not skip any items.
  • Do not ask others how they are answering or how they think you should answer.
  • Work at your own pace.Your response choices are:
    5—Highly characteristic of me/definitely true for me
    4—Most of the time this would describe me/be true for me
    3—Frequently characteristic of me/true for me–about 50 percent of the time
    2—Occasionally characteristic of me/true for me–about 25 percent of the time
    1—Not at all characteristic of me/definitely untrue for me

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1. I have the ability to organize ideas, resources, time, and people effectively.
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2. I am willing to study and prepare for the task of teaching.
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3. I am able to relate the truths of God to specific situations.
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4. I have a God-given ability to help others grow in their faith.
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5. I possess a special ability to communicate the truth of salvation.
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6. I have the ability to make critical decisions when necessary.
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7. I am sensitive to the hurts of people.
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8. I experience joy in meeting needs through sharing possessions.
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9. I enjoy studying.
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10. I have delivered God’s message of warning and judgment.
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11. I am able to sense the true motivation of persons and movements.
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12. I have a special ability to trust God in difficult situations.
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13. I have a strong desire to contribute to the establishment of new churches.
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14. I take action to meet physical and practical needs rather than merely talking about or planning to help.
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15. I enjoy entertaining guests in my home.
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16. I can adapt my guidance to fit the maturity of those working with me.
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17. I can delegate and assign meaningful work.
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18. I have an ability and desire to teach.
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19. I am usually able to analyze a situation correctly.
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20. I have a natural tendency to encourage others.
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21. I am willing to take the initiative in helping other Christians grow in their faith.
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22. I have an acute awareness of the emotions of other people, such as loneliness, pain, fear, and anger.
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23. I am a cheerful giver.
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24. I spend time digging into facts.
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25. I feel that I have a message from God to deliver to others.
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26. I can recognize when a person is genuine/honest.
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27. I am a person of vision (a clear mental portrait of a preferable future given by God). I am able to communicate vision in such a way that others commit to making the vision a reality.
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28. I am willing to yield to God’s will rather than question and waver.
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29. I would like to be more active in getting the gospel to people in other lands.
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30. It makes me happy to do things for people in need.
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31. I am successful in getting a group to do its work joyfully.
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32. I am able to make strangers feel at ease.
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33. I have the ability to plan learning approaches.
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34. I can identify those who need encouragement.
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35. I have trained Christians to be more obedient disciples of Christ.
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36. I am willing to do whatever it takes to see others come to Christ.
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37. I am attracted to people who are hurting.
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38. I am a generous giver.
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39. I am able to discover new truths.
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40. I have spiritual insights from Scripture concerning issues and people that compel me to speak out.
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41. I can sense when a person is acting in accord with God’s will.
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42. I can trust in God even when things look dark.
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43. I can determine where God wants a group to go and help it get there.
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44. I have a strong desire to take the gospel to places where it has never been heard.
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45. I enjoy reaching out to new people in my church and community.
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46. I am sensitive to the needs of people.
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47. I have been able to make effective and efficient plans for accomplishing the goals of a group.
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48. I often am consulted when fellow Christians are struggling to make difficult decisions.
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49. I think about how I can comfort and encourage others in my congregation.
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50. I am able to give spiritual direction to others.
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51. I am able to present the gospel to lost persons in such a way that they accept the Lord and His salvation.
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52. I possess an unusual capacity to understand the feelings of those in distress.
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53. I have a strong sense of stewardship based on the recognition that God owns all things.
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54. I have delivered to other persons messages that have come directly from God.
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55. I can sense when a person is acting under God’s leadership.
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56. I try to be in God’s will continually and be available for His use.
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57. I feel that I should take the gospel to people who have different beliefs from me.
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58. I have an acute awareness of the physical needs of others.
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59. I am skilled in setting forth positive and precise steps of action.
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60. I like to meet visitors at church and make them feel welcome.
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61. I explain Scripture in such a way that others understand it.
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62. I can usually see spiritual solutions to problems.
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63. I welcome opportunities to help people who need comfort, consolation, encouragement, and counseling.
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64. I feel at ease in sharing Christ with nonbelievers..
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65. I can influence others to perform to their highest God-given potential.
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66. I recognize the signs of stress and distress in others.
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67. I desire to give generously and unpretentiously to worthwhile projects and ministries.
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68. I can organize facts into meaningful relationships.
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69. God gives me messages to deliver to His people.
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70. I am able to sense whether people are being honest when they tell of their religious experiences.
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71. I enjoy presenting the gospel to persons of other cultures and backgrounds.
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72. I enjoy doing little things that help people.
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73. I can give a clear, uncomplicated presentation.
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74. I have been able to apply biblical truth to the specific needs of my church.
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75. God has used me to encourage others to live Christlike lives.
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76. I have sensed the need to help other people become more effective in their ministries.
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77. I like to talk about Jesus to those who do not know Him.
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78. I have the ability to make strangers feel comfortable in my home.
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79. I have a wide range of study resources and know how to secure information.
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80. I feel assured that a situation will change for the glory of God even when the situation seem impossible.
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