Spiritual Gift Definitions by AssessME.org
The Old and New Testaments Teach Three Forms of Giftedness:
OLD TESTAMENT SKILLS
In the Old Testament, God states that he is the one who develops skills within his people (See Exodus 31:3). For this reason, AssessME.org includes the Old Testament skill-gifts of Creativity and of Music/Worship. Why? Because these skill-gifts are taken from examples of Old Testament skills God ordained for his Temple’s Gatekeepers (See 1 Chronicles 23:5) and the Temple Craftsmen. In addition, AssessME.org also provides for organic Skills tracking.
NEW TESTAMENT PRACTICAL GIFTS
The Practical Gifts comprise the majority of the gifts listed in the New Testament. Surprisingly, however, many people are unaware that this category of gifts are personality-dependent. This means that how the gift is utilized will depend upon the personality God has given the gifted individual. The practical gifts, along with the two Old Testament skill-gift categories, comprise the default GraceGifts gift-list. When gifts are filtered through personality, the results are called “Gift Expressions“. As a result, AssessME.org tracks each person’s primary gift results, as well as their related Gift Expressions.
NEW TESTAMENT REVELATORY GIFTS
Revelatory gifts are sometimes referred to a “self-evident” gifts. So, how do we define this category of giftedness? Well, we believe these gifts are works of grace which the Holy Spirit accomplishes through his people in a manner that our personalities do not contribute to the use of the gift. For example, the Holy Spirit inspires someone to pray over a sick person resulting in her healing. In this way, God “revealed” the gift of grace at that moment through the one who prayed. But, the personality of the one who prayed was not a factor in how the healing took place. In this same manner, the Holy Spirit may never again use this person to heal others. We marked the Revelatory gifts listed below with an asterix. These gifts may be turn-on within the GraceGifts spiritual gifts test, at no additional cost.
The GraceGifts Spiritual Gifts Test by AssessME.org, is one of the most advanced tests of its kind, and one of the most accurate. We encourage you to sign-up for an Individual Account to take the assessments for yourself, or for a Ministry Account if you wish to track your congregation’s spiritual gift results within a secure database.