Find your gifts.
Did you know that God has also given every single person a “spiritual gift”? These aren’t some mystical powers like invisibility or mind-reading (as awesome as that would be). They’re all abilities you know about—like leadership, or encouragement, or administration—that God gives to everyone (yes, everyone) to help build up the church and make it better. They can’t always be measured, but by taking the test below, you’ll be able to better recognize the gifts God has instilled in you. So what are you waiting for? Click the button below to take the survey and get started!
Share your skills.
If you spend any amount of time around here, you’ll quickly discover that everything happening only works because of the people who offer their time, talents, and resources week in and week out as volunteers. We believe Jesus brought you here for a reason. You have skills and strengths (probably a LOT of them) – and He wants you to share them to make the church (and the world) a better place.
If you’re already plugged in and serving, we want you to take the opportunity to learn more about yourself and how to lead from your strengths. We couldn’t do this without you. You rock. For real. If you’re not yet part of a team, these will help you discover some different ways you can contribute.
Connect with God.
God doesn’t create people in cookie-cutter fashion. Each of us is unique.
As a result, different kinds of experiences make us feel closer to God. The different types of connecting with God are called “spiritual pathways.”
Spiritual pathways help us identify how we most naturally relate with God—whether that’s being in nature, or finding solitude, or seeking social justice. Take the test below to discover a few experiences that may be best for you.
About Spiritual Gifts
What's the purpose of spiritual gifts?
One of the ways we can connect with God is to participate with Him as He grows and advances His Kingdom (Romans 12:4–6). God made each of us with a unique set of talents, passions, and spiritual gifts. He wants us to use those gifts to benefit others because when we do so we reflect His love to the people around us.
Where in the Bible talks about spiritual gifts?
Four passages in the New Testament talk about spiritual gifts:
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:6-8 (NIV)
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV)
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of
knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
What's the list of spiritual gifts?
Here are the general definitions of some of the gifts mentioned in the Bible, but these definitions are not comprehensive. To learn more or talk with someone about gits, send us an email.
1. Knowledge (Administration):
Advancing the work of God by planning, organizing, executing procedures, and supervising others
Delivering the gospel to others in a way that consistently helps them trust Christ
3. Exhortation (Encouragement):
Ministering to others through encouraging, comforting, and using wise counsel to help them become more like Jesus
Generously and cheerfully sharing money and resources without expecting anything in return
Helping shape the direction of a group in a way that motivates others to get involved and move in the same direction
6. Mercy (Care):
Being sensitive to those who are suffering; feeling genuine sympathy and empathy, then caring for them with loving words and actions
Spiritually caring for, protecting, and guiding a group of believers toward spiritual maturity
Taking joy from performing any act of service motivated by genuine love for God and others.
Being able to understand biblical truths and then instructing others in a way that inspires learning, application, and growth
Applying spiritual truths practically in decision-making and daily life
Ability to intuit or understand with accuracy what is true and what is false
Living boldly and sometimes taking radical action as a result of deep trust in God (this is distinct from the trust in God and Christ that is true of all believers)
Additional gifts listed in Scripture
Some Christians believe these gifts were temporary, meaning they were only necessary to authenticate Jesus’ work of during and immediately after his earthly ministry. For the sake of unity, this assessment only focuses on gifts the majority of believers would agree are active today.
Ability to pioneer new churches or ministries in unchartered territories and mentor others to successfully do the same.
Receiving direct revelation from God and then communicating the message to others
Supernaturally restoring a physical body back to health
Speaking in Tongues:
Being able to speak in a foreign or unknown language with no training
Understanding a foreign or unknown language with no training, then communicating the message to others
Performing an act that includes God’s intervention into laws of nature
Questions to help you use your gifts
1. Before this assessment, how aware were you of spiritual gifts?
2. What did you learn about yourself and/or your spiritual gifts from taking the assessment?
3. How accurate do you think your assessment results were? Explain.
4. To what extent are you currently using your spiritual gifts to benefit the church and others?
5. What is one thing you can do to better utilize your spiritual gifts? How can we support you?