Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
The Spiritual Gifts Survey is a tool to assist you in defining your strengths in the area of ministry, as well as temperament or personality. The results are designed to identify more clearly your particular strengths and gifts, and therefore have a clearer vision for what part God would have you play in the body of Christ at First Baptist Jackson.
Be honest and open when evaluating yourself and take into consideration that while we should all have certain good qualities as Christians, there are differences in motives and in ways of expressing the unique character that God has given each one of us.
As a member of the body of Christ, you are very crucial to the overall health and strength of the body. We will only function as effectively as God intended if each member is doing their part. That is why we have a strong conviction that each member have a place of ministry, and we hope this test will give you information that will be helpful in finding that place of service that God intends for you to have within our body.
This evaluation is designed to identify your strengths as specifically relating to ministry and service in the local church. Its primary purpose is to enable you to pinpoint areas of ministry for which you are most likely gifted. It is not designed to be an exhaustive analysis of spiritual gifts, but rather to highlight areas of strength based on what you feel motivates you spiritually.
Keep in mind when you score yourself that most of these are desirable traits for a Christian to have, and giving yourself a 0 or 1 on a particular trait does not mean that you are unspiritual, but rather that it is not a primary motivating factor for you as an individual.
Also, keep in mind that the you will not be looking at your individual answers to particular questions, but rather using the overall information to highlight areas in which you are especially gifted and motivated. Once your primary areas of ministry strength are identified, you can then use this information to identify specific service opportunities which may be of interest to you.