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Determining Your Spiritual Gift 

After reading each statement, determine if you strongly agree (SA), agree (A), or disagree (D) with the proposed action. Place the appropriate letters next to each sentence. When you are finished, note the number of (SA) responses you have marked as opposed to (A) or (D). The more (SA) responses you have in a specific section will reveal a clear leading from the Lord. However, this questionnaire should not be the last word in determining your gift, but should only be used as a helpful indicator of His gifting in your life. When you have finished determining your responses, refer to the last page to see which gifts correspond to the numbered sections. (Caution): It is best to not look at this last page until you are completely finished with this assignment so that your responses will not be influenced.

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Helpful indicators to God’s gifting in your life. 

  1. What do you desire and have a burden to do?
  2. Do you have a sense of call and desire to serve God? This desire within your heart is where all ministry begins (1 Tim. 3:1). Desire is a significant issue because it is God who works in you to will and do of His good pleasure (Phil. 2:13).
  3. Define exactly what you desire to do and what ministry you want to fulfill for the Lord. 
  1. Where are you involved in service now?
  2. It’s not enough to just have a desire for ministry, but have you acted on that desire to actually serve in the ministry area you believe you are called to? Finding a place of service is the best way to finding your special gifting. God doesn’t give His gifts just so you can possess them; He wants to give His gifts so you can use them. In Romans 12:1-11 you will see that God connects surrender to Him as a prerequisite to receiving the gifts of His Spirit, but then speaks of serving Him with all diligence.
  3. Are you involved and doing right now what you believe you are called to do? 
  1. Do you see fruit in your service?
  2. You must also see the Holy Spirit anoint you as you serve Him in your ministry. God’s anointing is a further conformation (Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38; 2 Cor. 1:21; 1 John 2:20).
  3. Peoples lives will change as a result of your ministry, just as they did when men ministered in the book of Acts (Gal. 2:8; Acts 2:37; Acts 4:31; Acts 19:6).
  4. Have you seen fruit from your service in the ministry you aspire to? 
  1. Is this fruit recognized by others?
  2. People will also come to you and testify that your ministry has touched them.
  3. People are a further confirmation of your calling (1 Sam. 3:20; Mark 1:4,5).
  4. There must be proof that God has gifted you (2 Tim. 4:5).
  5. Has anyone ever given you this confirmation? 
  1. Has the fruit of your ministry been acknowledged by the church leadership?
  2. The church leadership can only ratify and ordain what they see God is already doing in your life (1 Tim. 4:14; 1 Tim. 1:18; Gal 2:7,9).
  3. The church was to determine whether a man was qualified to serve in the office of elder or deacon and then appoint those who did have the qualifications (1 Tim. 3:1-16; Acts 14:23).
  4. You should study these qualifications and sincerely examine yourself, if you are married examine your spouse, and determine if your family life is in harmony with the Scripture. 
  1. Do you have an open door for ministry?
  2. God must open the doors for you to minister (1 Cor. 16:9).
  3. The opportunity to serve is God’s final conformation that comes directly from the Lord Himself. 

Ministry Gifts

  1. Apostle – one sent forth by the church to establish new works. 4:11
  2. Prophet – one who speaks forth God’s Word to exhort or prophesy. Eph. 4:11
  3. Evangelist – one who proclaims the good news of Jesus to the unsaved. 4:11
  4. Pastors / teachers – one who shepherds and instructs the church. Eph. 4:11
  5. Governments, ruling, leading – one who guides and leads. 1 Cor. 12:28 Rom. 12:8 

Revelation Gifts

  1. The Word of Wisdom – The supernatural ability to receive God’s wisdom. 1 Cor. 12:8
  2. The Word of Knowledge – The supernatural ability to receive knowledge. 1 Cor. 12:8
  3. The discernment of spirits – The supernatural ability to discern between truth and error, flesh and spirit, the demonic and the Spirit of God, before the fruit is evident. 1 Cor. 12:10
  4. Visions and dreams – the ability to see the future by visions & dreams. Dan. 1:17   

Gifts of Power

  1. Faith – the ability to believe when everyone else does not. 1 Cor. 12:9
  2. Gifts of healing – the ability to lay hands on the sick and see them healed. 1 Cor. 12:9
  3. The working of miracles – God working outside of man’s natural laws. 1 Cor. 12:10
  4. Exorcism – the ability to cast demons out of an individual.  Mark 3:14-15  Luke 10:19 

Verbal Gifts 

  1. Prophecy - The ability to speak God’s message spontaneously.1 Cor. 12:10 Rom. 12:6
  2. Different kinds of tongues – The ability to speak, pray, and praise in a foreign language without learning it beforehand. 1 Cor. 12:10
  3. The interpretation of tongues – The ability to understand when you or someone else speaks in tongues. 1 Cor. 12:10
  4. Teaching – The supernatural ability to teach and communicate God’s Word. Rom. 12:7
  5. Exhortation – The supernatural ability to encourage. Rom. 12:8 

The Gifts of Service

  1. Helps, Ministry, or administration – The supernatural ability to serve, organize, or give relief to others: Rom. 12:7    1 Cor. 12:28
  2. Giving – The supernatural ability to give or impart a gift to others. Rom. 12:8
  3. Showing mercy – The supernatural ability to show sympathy for the misery of another. Rom. 12:8
  4. Intercessory prayer – The supernatural ability to pray. James 5:14-15
  5. Gifting in the arts - The supernatural ability to paint, do sculpture, write, or play music). Ex. 28:3 Ex. 35:10; 21; 25; 30-33  1 Chron. 15:22  1 Chron. 25:1 Ex. 24:4    2 Peter 1:21 - Holy men of God spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Spirit.   Ezra 7:6  Note that a skill given by God is synonymous with a gift given by God.