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ATBC WEEK 3 HOMEWORK: Complete this week and Email your top two areas of gifting to INFO@ALLEN-TEMPLE.ORG

Spiritual Gifts Inventory, Short Form

 
A method to help you discover your gifts.  Check the items which best describe you.
This form can also be accessed as a downloadable PDF here: Spiritual Gifts Inventory, Short Form
 
1. _____I prefer ministering by myself rather than in a group.  G
2. _____People often say I am impulsive and direct.     A
3. _____My financial resources are above average.     A
4. _____I like to counsel people on a short-term basis.     D
5. _____I am a task-oriented person.     G
6. _____I love directing other people’s work.     B
7. _____It’s natural for me to show kindness to people.     E
8. _____People learn easily from me.     C
9. _____I can be very persuasive.     F
10. _____More than 10 percent of my income goes for Christian causes.     A
11. _____People often follow my advice.     D
12. _____I normally use several books in lesson preparation.     C
13. _____I like to recruit and lead people.     B
14. _____One-on-one relationships are important to me.     E
15. _____I possess a variety of talents and abilities.    G
16. _____I want to measure everything by God’s Word.     F
17. _____Material possessions don’t mean much to me.     A
18. _____Discouraged people are encouraged by my words.     D
19. _____Being accurate and truthful are important to me.     C
20. _____I love the challenge of accomplishing an organization goal.     G
21. _____Other people’s spiritual welfare genuinely concerns me.     D
22. _____I usually make quick decisions.     F
23. _____I look for ways to help the unfortunate and downtrodden.     E
24. _____Criticism doesn’t bother me.     C
25. _____I often volunteer my time and talents to worthwhile causes.     G
26. _____I am usually self-confident.     B
27. _____I don’t expect repayment for favors I do for others.     E
28. _____I enjoy being responsible for the success of the group.     B
29. _____When a question about truth comes up, I am normally right.     F
30. _____Deadlines challenge me, and I usually meet them on time.     B
31. _____People in pain are comforted by my presence.     D
 
Total your checks:  A _____, B _____, C_____, D _____, E _____, F _____, G _____
Recording a 3, 4, or 5 after a letter indicates a Spiritual Gift.
 
 
EXPLANATION
For Short Spiritual Gifts Inventory
 
A.GIVING
You contribute material resources, and do God’s work with liberality and cheerfulness.  You contribute sacrificially, motivate others, and don’t shun pressure or publicity.  Romans 12:13 – “Share with God’s people.”
 
B.ADMINISTRATION
You lead and communicate in such a way that people work harmoniously to reach goals for God’s purpose.  You enjoy being a leader and can endure adverse reaction to get the job done.  You enjoy seeing tasks complete; are able to set guidelines, schedules, and policies; and can delegate to get the work done.  Romans 12:14 – “Bless those who persecute you.”
 
C.TEACHING
You communicate the truth with obvious results.  You believe your gift is foundational and work systematically and with accuracy.  Romans 12:11 – “Keep spiritual fervor.”
 
D.EXHORTATION
You minister by giving comfort, consolation, and encouragement so people feel helped and healed.  Problems are only challenges, and you are drawn to those seeking spiritual growth.  You can share personal failures to prompt others to talk.  Learning and teaching practical information is your desire.  Romans 12:12 – “Joyful, patient and faithful.”
 
E.MERCY
You feel compassion for those who are suffering and perform deeds to reflect God’s love.  You are naturally drawn to hurting people, sensitive, giving, loving and desire healing.  Romans 12:15-16 – “Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with mourners, live in harmony.”
 
F.PROPHECY
The goal of those who have the gift of prophecy is to bring persons face to face with God.  You discern, reveal motives and actions, have strong convictions and a need to express them.  Impulsive, direct, and persuasive, you normally are a strong person.  Romans 12:9 – “Love must be sincere, hate evil, cling to good.”
 
G.SERVING
You identify and meet the needs of others using personal as well as other resources.  You see needs and enjoy responding.  You work best short-term and alone (do it now and quickly).  You possess endurance and stamina and have a tendency to do too much.  Romans 12:10 – “Be devoted, honor one another.”
 
 
 
(Used with permission from Easum, Bandy, & Associates, Inc. (www.easumbandy.com).  Inventory can be found in workbook: Discovering Our Place in God’s World and in Development of Church Officers in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Chris Joiner)