Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Spiritual Gifts Test & Reports by AssessME.org
The spiritual gifts in our GraceGifts spiritual gifts assessment are listed in the side-menu. Unlike other spiritual gifts assessment tools, AssessME.org filters the practical spiritual gifts through personality dynamics. We call these “Gift Expressions”.
For example, two people may have the spiritual gift of Teaching. One may be highly relational and prefers to use their teaching gift in a small-group or one-on-one. Another may be highly task-driven, valuing the content to be taught, and prefers teaching in a classroom or large-group setting. If we place these teachers in the wrong context, ignoring their Gift Expression, they will likely struggle. The task-driven teacher may damage the relational community of the small group, and the relational teacher may bore the classroom students due to their lack of organization and passion for the subject.
Identifying gift expressions is crucial to ensure that people are mobilized according to their created design. For this reason, we recommend that people take the Personality assessment and Leadership Style assessment prior to taking our GraceGifts spiritual gifts assessment.
NOTE: By default, AssessME.org offers the “Practical” gift list in its GraceGifts spiritual gifts assessment. Practical gifts are personality-dependent. Your church may activate the “Self-Evident” gifts (e.g., tongues) at no additional cost. Self-Evident gifts are not personality dependent.
Serving from Our Strengths
Another powerful feature of the GraceGifts spiritual gifts assessment is that the report focuses on the top six gifts for each individual and only tracks the top three gifts for team building. It is essential to affirm Christ’s people for the strengths God has given them. Quality of the gifts implemented within your church are far more important than the quantity of gifts your people may or may not possess.
People who serve out of weaker spiritual gift areas will always experience higher levels of stress, lower levels of satisfaction, and limited effectiveness. While the Bible says, “when we are weak, God is strong”, the whole reason for exploring Spiritual Gifts is to learn how God is working and empowering people for effective ministry. Serving from our strengths is a foundational team building and volunteer mobilization principle.
Spiritual Gifts Debate
Significant confusion exists among church leaders around the topic of spiritual gifts. Well meaning Christians differ on the number available, their definitions and application. AssessME.org respects this theological debate and it is not our intent to take sides. AssessME.org is designed exclusively for volunteer mobilization of church and para-church members. It is not intended to serve as a platform for biblical instruction. It is the responsibility of the local church pastor to interpret and apply the spiritual gifts as they believe God intends.
AssessME.org is a human resource tool for volunteer mobilization within the local church. To this end, AssessME.org supports the following principles:
- Spiritual gifts assessment reports are offered in two categories: Personality-dependent gifts and self-evident gifts. Self-evident gifts, also known as “revelatory gifts”, are generally understood to be tongues, interpretation of tongues, miracles, etc.
- The Bible does not offer one definitive spiritual gift list. With this understanding, AssessME.org should be utilized as a human resource tool for the local church, designed to help mobilize volunteers and staff into ministry service. Our program prioritizes God-given personality traits and encourages system users to evaluate their spiritual gifts through the lens of their God-given personality and leadership style. The use of our three distinct assessment tools provides an intentional check-and-balance, ensuring the accuracy of the assessment results. When an inconsistency between the three assessments exists, leaders should explore the inconsistency with the individual in a pastoral manner.
Learn more about how to use Spiritual Gifts Assessment data within your church by ordering the book: Made for a Mission, by CLC Publications.