St. Michael Spiritual Gifts Survey

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 place that number in the blank provided. Record your answer in the blank beside 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.

First Name: Last Name: Email: Phone:

1. I have the ability to organize ideas, resources, time, and people effectively.


2. I am willing to study and prepare for the task of teaching.


3. I am able to relate the truths of God to specific situations.


4. I have a God-given ability to help others grow in their faith.


5. I possess a special ability to communicate the truth of salvation.


6. I have the ability to make critical decisions when necessary.


7. I am sensitive to the hurts of people.


8. I experience joy in meeting needs through sharing possessions.


9. I enjoy studying.


10. I have delivered Gods message of warning and judgment.


11. I am able to sense the true motivation of persons and movements.


12. I have a special ability to trust God in difficult situations.


13. I have a strong desire to contribute to the establishment of new churches.


14. I take action to meet physical and practical needs rather than merely talking about or planning to help.


15. I enjoy entertaining guests in my home.


16. I can adapt my guidance to fit the maturity of those working with me.


17. I can delegate and assign meaningful work.


18. I have an ability and desire to teach.


19. I am usually able to analyze a situation correctly.


20. I have a natural tendency to encourage others.


21. I am willing to take the initiative in helping other Christians grow in their faith.


22. I have an acute awareness of the emotions of other people, such as loneliness, pain, fear, and anger.


23. I am a cheerful giver.


24. I spend time digging into facts.


25. I feel that I have a message from God to deliver to others.


26. I can recognize when a person is genuine/honest.


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.


28. I am willing to yield to Gods will rather than question and waver.


29. I would like to be more active in getting the gospel to people in other lands.


30. It makes me happy to do things for people in need.


31. I am successful in getting a group to do its work joyfully.


32. I am able to make strangers feel at ease.


33. I have the ability to plan learning approaches.


34. I can identify those who need encouragement.


35. I have trained Christians to be more obedient disciples of Christ.


36. I am willing to do whatever it takes to see others come to Christ.


37. I am attracted to people who are hurting.


38. I am a generous giver.


39. I am able to discover new truths.


40. I have spiritual insights from Scripture concerning issues and people that compel me to speak out.


41. I can sense when a person is acting in accord with God’s will.


42. I can trust in God even when things look dark.


43. I can determine where God wants a group to go and help it get there.


44. I have a strong desire to take the gospel to places where it has never been heard.


45. I enjoy reaching out to new people in my church and community.


46. I am sensitive to the needs of people.


47. I have been able to make effective and efficient plans for accomplishing the goals of a group.


48. I often am consulted when fellow Christians are struggling to make difficult decisions.


49. I think about how I can comfort and encourage others in my congregation.


50. I am able to give spiritual direction to others.


51. I am able to present the gospel to lost persons in such a way that they accept the Lord and His salvation.


52. I possess an unusual capacity to understand the feelings of those in distress.


53. I have a strong sense of stewardship based on the recognition that God owns all things.


54. I have delivered to other persons messages that have come directly from God.


55. I can sense when a person is acting under God’s leadership.


56. I try to be in God’s will continually and be available for His use.


57. I feel that I should take the gospel to people who have different beliefs from me.


58. I have an acute awareness of the physical needs of others.


59. I am skilled in setting forth positive and precise steps of action.


60. I like to meet visitors at church and make them feel welcome.


61. I explain Scripture in such a way that others understand it.


62. I can usually see spiritual solutions to problems.


63. I welcome opportunities to help people who need comfort, consolation, encouragement, and counseling.


64. I feel at ease in sharing Christ with nonbelievers.


65. I can influence others to perform to their highest God-given potential.


66. I recognize the signs of stress and distress in others.


67. I desire to give generously and unpretentiously to worthwhile projects and ministries.


68. I can organize facts into meaningful relationships.


69. God gives me messages to deliver to His people.


70. I am able to sense whether people are being honest when they tell of their religious experiences.


71. I enjoy presenting the gospel to persons of other cultures and backgrounds.


72. I enjoy doing little things that help people.


73. I can give a clear, uncomplicated presentation.


74. I have been able to apply biblical truth to the specific needs of my church.


75. God has used me to encourage others to live Christlike lives.


76. I have sensed the need to help other people become more effective in their ministries.


77. I like to talk about Jesus to those who do not know Him.


78. I have the ability to make strangers feel comfortable in my home.


79. I have a wide range of study resources and know how to secure information.


80. I feel assured that a situation will change for the glory of God even when the situation seem impossible.