Our Spiritual Gifts Test & Definitions
Spiritual Gifts Test & Definitions by AssessME.org
GraceGifts, by AssessME.org, is the most advanced Spiritual Gifts Test available to the local church. Our complete list of Spiritual Gifts is found on the right sidebar of this page. GraceGifts is included as one of our integrated assessments intended to support personal ministry mobilization. By default, our Spiritual Gift Assessment program utilizes only the Practical Gifts, those whose use is dependent upon one’s temperament for how the gift is utilized. The expanded gift list may be activated at no additional charge by your church administrator.
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 gives us our skills (See Exodus 31:3). For this reason, GraceGifts includes the Old Testament skill-gifts of Creativity and of Music/Worship. Why? Because these skill-gifts are taken from roles God ordained by God for Temple Gatekeepers (See 1 Chronicles 23:5) and 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 and included within our spiritual gift test. However, many Christians are unaware that these gifts are personality-dependent. Accordingly, how a gift is applied will depend upon the personality God gives each person. Therefore, the practical gifts, along with the two Old Testament skill-gifts, comprise our default spiritual gift list. Now, when we filter these gifts through personality, the results are what we call “Gift Expressions“. To this end, AssessME.org tracks each person’s practical gifts, as well as their related Gift Expressions. By default, only the practical gifts and their related “Gift Expressions” are tracked and reported within the GraceGifts spiritual gift assessment. See New Testament Revelatory Gifts for the optional gift categories that may be activated at no additional charge.
NEW TESTAMENT REVELATORY GIFTS
Revelatory gifts are sometimes referred to a “self-evident” gifts. We believe Revelatory gifts are works of grace which the Holy Spirit reveals through us. However, these gifts are not impacted by our personalities. So, for example, the Holy Spirit may inspire someone to pray over a sick person resulting in her healing. In this way, God “revealed” this gift of grace through the one who prayed. But, the personality of the one who prayed was not a factor in how the healing took place. Additionally, the Holy Spirit may never again use this person’s prayers to heal others. The Revelatory Gifts are listed below. These gifts may be activated within our GraceGifts spiritual gifts test, at no additional cost.
We consider the following gifts to fit within the Revelatory Gift category and so they are not included by default within the GraceGifts assessment unless the “Extended List” is activated within your ministry account:
- Interpretation of Tongues
- Prophecy (i.e., foretelling the future)
- Speaking in Tongues
AssessME.org Includes Temperament Defined Gift Expressions
Our spiritual gifts assessment is very special. Only AssessME.org filters gift results through personality attributes. The result is a better understanding of how each person would best apply their spiritual gifts in actual ministry service. We call these filtered gift results, “Gift Expressions“. So, for example, AssessME.org enables you to search your database for the broad category of “teacher”, but you can also refine your search for related subsets such as: Small Group Leader, Classroom Instructor, Large Group Teacher, and Children’s Ministry Teacher, etc.