Note: This page is still under construction. Resources will be added as I encounter effective tools.
An online spiritual gift inventory.
- use with discretion; consider it a starting point for exploring spiritual gifts, not a set description of how God created you.
A reference chart of the various spiritual gifts
Only you know what burdens and passions God has placed in your heart. Think about the following:
- What makes you get excited and inspires enthusiasm?
- Where do you find yourself being more effective?
- What would you do if money were no object?
John Maxwell gives another way of stating these questions
- What do you cry about?
- What do you sing about?
- What do you dream about?
If you are interested in working though this with me, I can offer you a free exploratory coaching session. I have a great activity that is intended to help you identify your passions. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 30-minute session.
Of all the personality measurement tools available, I like the Myers-Briggs Types the best; because there are 16 unique personality types, I feel the descriptions are more accurate for individuals.
Here is a link to a free online Myers-Briggs Type Assessment
- This is the tool I’ve used repeatedly over the past 10+ years, and the results have been consistent.
If you prefer, here is a link to a free online DiSC assessment
And here is a printable DiSC assessment with descriptions of how each personality type might demonstrate different spiritual gifts: DiSC Personality Profile with Interpretation
An overview of Multiple Intelligence Theory, one way of measuring intelligence and individual abilities.
- I am a strong proponent of Multiple Intelligence Theory; it makes more sense to me than traditional measurements of IQ.
- I have tried the self-calculating test; it doesn’t line up perfectly with other tests I’ve taken, but it will give you a basic understanding of your personal intellectual strengths
- This site also talks about learning styles, another measure of individual difference among students and a good thing to know about yourself.
Another approach to understanding your abilities is to explore your working strengths. Here is a link to a free strength finder test online. This is something I’m still learning about myself.
Only you know what experiences you’ve had in life. Identify 2 or 3 events in each of the following categories:
- family experiences
- educational experiences
- vocational experiences
- spiritual experiences
- ministry experiences
- painful experiences (this will probably be the source of your greatest impact on others.)
Take It Deeper
If you would like to go deeper on this topic, I hold free exploratory coaching sessions on Fridays. You can register online at Troy Communications or email me to schedule an appointment at TMTroy@TroyCommunications.Net.