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.