Spiritual Gifts Class

Finding Your Passions

The Spiritual Gifts class is a three-week class that will help you fully grasp the three essentials for finding your purpose in life. The class is based on Network which was created by Don Cousins and Bruce Bugbee.

This is a dynamic program to help Christians understand who God has uniquely made them to be and mobilize them to a place of meaningful service in the local church.

Each participant will work through a series of assessments which leads them to discover their unique blend of spiritual gifts, personal style, and ministry passion. This is done in a group setting where participants can learn and grow together.

The Spiritual Gifts class is a Core class at Discovery Church. We encourage everyone at Discovery to take it. You can register for 301 Spiritual Gifts on the Classes Page of our website. 

During the class you will explore the spiritual gifts God has given you. The assessment below will help you identify your 3 most prominent spiritual gifts. 

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Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Respond to each statement on the Spiritual Gift Assessment according to the following
scale:
0 - Not at all, never
1 - Some of the time, once in a while
2 - Most of the time, usually true
3 - Consistently, definitely true

IMPORTANT: Answer according to who you are, not who you would like to be or think you ought to be.

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I have a continual hunger for God’s miracles to be on display to draw people to Him.

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I enjoy giving practical support, nurture, and spiritual guidance to a group of people.

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I can present information and skills to others in ways that make it easier for them to grasp and apply them to their lives.

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I can gently restore wandering believers to faith and fellowship.

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I view the overall picture and do not get hindered with problems along the way.

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I am culturally sensitive and comfortable with different ethnic groups.

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I struggle with how to take what I have been studying and communicate only those things that will help God’s people learn what they need at the moment.

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God shows me the difference between a demonic influence, a mental illness, and an error in truth.

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I have spoken about events or situations revealed to me by the Holy Spirit, and the events happened as I said they would.

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I have a “sixth sense” and frequently am able to identify a person’s character based on first impressions.

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I pray with confidence because I know that God works in response to prayer.

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I serve and work more behind the scenes to make things that are useful for ministry and that honor God.

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The Holy Spirit helps me find simple, practical solutions in the midst of conflict or confusion.

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I openly tell people that I am a Christian and want them to ask me about my faith.

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I am attracted to the idea of serving in another country or an ethnic community.

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I am usually chosen as the group’s spokesperson when in discussion groups.

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I am willing to take an active part in starting a new church.

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I am careful, thorough, and skilled at managing details.

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I am conscious of ministering to others as I pray.

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I research and am persistent in my pursuit of knowing the truth.

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I influence others to perform to the best of their ability.

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I enjoy doing routine tasks that support the needs of ministry.

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I have confidence that God not only can, but he will.

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I manage my money well in order to free more of it for giving.

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I genuinely believe the Lord directs strangers to me who need a sense of belonging and connection to others.

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I use the gift of tongues to bring unity and not division in the church.

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I get frustrated when I see people’s lack of biblical knowledge.

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I find great joy in affirming the value and worth of others.

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I rarely meet people I do not like and wouldn’t want to see included in the life of the church.

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Others often seek me out for advice about personal and spiritual matters.

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I choose to limit my lifestyle in order to give away a higher percentage of my income.

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I enjoy working behind the scenes to support the work of others.

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I enjoy developing and using my artistic skills (art, drama, music, photography, etc.).

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Seeing the unexplainable strengthens me and builds my faith.

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I boldly speak about salvation through Jesus Christ and see a positive response in those who are listening.

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I set goals and direct people to effectively accomplish them.

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I am regularly challenging others to trust God.

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I regularly need to get alone to reflect and to develop my imagination.

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I look through a person’s handicaps or problems to see a life that matters to God and an opportunity to serve.

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I give liberally and joyfully to people in financial need or to projects requiring support.

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There have been times when I have spoken in a language I do not understand, and someone has spoken out to interpret what I just said.

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God gives me peace and confidence that my prayers are being answered, even when I cannot see the results.

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I have been prompted by the Holy Spirit to speak in tongues during prayer or worship.

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I have a burning passion to see sick people healed.

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I am passionate about studying healing in the Bible and applying what I learn.

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I do whatever I can to make visitors and others feel like they belong.

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I carefully challenge or rebuke others in order to help them grow spiritually.

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God’s authority and power are manifested in the new churches and ministries I served to start.

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I have provided interpretation when another person is using the Gift of Tongues.

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I am skilled in working with different kinds of tools.

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I give hope to others by directing them to the promises of God.

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I like motivating others to take steps for spiritual growth.

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I empathize with hurting people and desire to help in their healing process.

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I can clarify goals and develop strategies or plans to accomplish them.

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When I see God’s activity, I move toward it in spite of opposition or a lack of support.

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I feel a compulsion to speak the words God gives me to strengthen, encourage, and comfort others.

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I am a resourceful person, able to find the best materials and tools required to build what is needed.

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I relate to leaders who often follow me into new ministry ventures.

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God has used me to interpret a heavenly language.

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I reassure those who need to take courageous action in their faith, family, or life.

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I show my love for others in actions more than words.

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When I pray for healing, I believe it will happen.

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I’m constantly thinking of ways to bring up spiritual matters with friends who do not know God.

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I simply and practically explain and clarify the Word for those who are confused or just do not know.

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I can anticipate the likely consequences of the actions of an individual or a group.

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I am able to communicate God’s Word effectively.

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I enjoy working creatively with wood, cloth, paints, metal, glass, or other materials.

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I seek certainty and truth in order to avoid superficial understandings and speculation.

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I’d rather be around non-Christians more than Christians so that I can build relationships with them.

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My relationship with the Lord is strengthened when I use my gift of Interpretation of Tongues.

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I view my home as a safe and caring place to minister to people.

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I like to help groups become more efficient.

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I can see through phoniness or deceit before it is evident to others.

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I have suddenly known things about others that could not be explained apart from God’s revelation.

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I can readily distinguish between spiritual truth and error, good and evil.

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I love learning God’s truth and sharing it with those who want to learn.

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I believe I have been given an abundance of resources so that I may give more to the Lord’s work.

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I am good at working with my hands and enjoy doing so.

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I like finding new and fresh ways of communicating God’s truth.

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I have the ability to communicate the gospel with clarity and conviction.

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I enjoy reassuring and strengthening those who are discouraged.

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I find it natural to believe in God for things that others see as impossible.

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Praying in tongues is encouraging and important to me.

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I figure out where we need to go and help others to get there.

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I am unwavering in my belief that God will absolutely work in circumstances in which success cannot be guaranteed by human effort alone.

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I can make people feel at ease even in unfamiliar surroundings.

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I have shared with someone else a timely and important prophetic word.

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I experience the Lord’s supernatural intervention in natural situations.

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I can visualize a coming event, anticipate potential problems, and develop strategies to meet them.

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I can visualize how something should be constructed before I build it.

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I receive information from the Holy Spirit that I did not acquire through natural means.

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There are a number of people in my life that I am personally guiding with truth, encouragement, caring, and wisdom.

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I give more than a tithe so that kingdom work can be accomplished.

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I am motivated to set goals and influence others to achieve a vision in order to advance God’s work on earth.

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I can sense when demonic forces are at work in a person or situation.

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I am surprised by how many people are unable to solve problems and seem to lack common sense.

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I feel responsible to help oversee and protect believers from the things that keep them from fellowship with God and one another.

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For me, the greatest times of joy in the church are times of social interaction and fellowship.

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I can identify and effectively use the resources needed to accomplish tasks.

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I can relate to others in culturally sensitive ways.

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I establish trust and confidence through long-term relationships.

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The truths I learn from the Lord create a burden for me because of the responsibility I feel to handle the information wisely.

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I have seen into the spiritual realm where spirits have been revealed to me by God.

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I have a sense of the whole and can creatively put things together in a harmonious flow that artistically communicates a biblical truth.

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I can faithfully provide long-term emotional and spiritual support and concern for others.

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When a task needs to be done, I find it difficult to say no.

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The way I say and do things awakens the truth in others, so they say, “I have never thought of it that way.”

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For special projects and capital campaigns, I like to give in a way that encourages and inspires others to give generously.

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When faced with how to apply biblical truths practically in a difficult or complex situation, God reveals to me a solution.

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When I hear people speak in tongues, I feel the Holy Spirit revealing his message to me.

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When reading or studying Scripture, the Holy Spirit reveals biblical truths and themes to me that benefit others in the body of Christ.

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I can coordinate people, tasks, and events to meet a need.

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My gift of Interpretation of Tongues helps bring clarity in an environment of confusion.

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I love unchurched people no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.

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I manage my money and give to ministries that are well led and are making a difference for Christ in the lives of people.

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I speak truth revealed to me by the Holy Spirit in a way that strengthens, encourages, and comforts others.

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God has invited me to pray for and be a part of healings.

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When I receive an interpretation from the Lord, I do not know what I will say until the Holy Spirit gives me the words.

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I have witnessed healing as I have laid hands on someone and prayed.

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I have great compassion for hurting people.

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It is quite natural for me to lead, and it is more comfortable for me to lead than not to lead.

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As I pray, I speak to the Lord in a language that I do not normally speak or understand.

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I use various forms of the arts to draw people closer to God and to his truth.

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When I see spiritual complacency, I am willing to challenge it.

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I often pray for God to do the miraculous around me to point people to Jesus.

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God reveals things to me that help others understand his activity in their lives.

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The Lord reveals things to me through dreams, visions or words that I share with others in order to build them up.

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When I hear about needy situations, I feel burdened to pray.

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I willingly take on a variety of odd jobs around the church to meet the needs of others.

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After I have shared the story of Jesus, people pray with me for salvation.

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I enjoy bringing hope, joy, and comfort to people working through a crisis or chronic situation in their lives.

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I have good hand-eye coordination and good dexterity.

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I enjoy meeting new people and helping them feel welcomed.

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I share wisdom from the Bible with others when they are facing challenging situations in life.

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Miracles happen when I am nearby or as I pray.

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Sometimes when I pray, it seems as if the Holy Spirit influences me to pray in words I would not otherwise speak or understand.

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The Holy Spirit guides me to give practical advice to help others through complicated situations.

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I take responsibility to nurture the whole person in his or her walk with God.

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If someone shares that they are not well, my first instinct is to pray consistently for their healing.

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I see spiritual significance in doing practical tasks.

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When it comes to my attention, I am honored to regularly pray for someone or for a concern.

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By God’s revelation to me, I have been able to shed light on current realities in someone’s life to help them see God’s desire for their future.

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There are times when the Holy Spirit prompts me to speak in a language that is different than a known language.

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I am moved with compassion and motivated to remove the sources of another’s sufferings.

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I like to find things that need to be done and often do them without being asked.

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I see specific results in direct response to my prayers.

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I have experienced the power of God within me to cast out demons and/ or heal the sick.

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I enjoy praying for long periods of time and receive leadings as to what God wants me to pray for.

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I am able to cast a vision for ministry that others want to follow and be a part of.

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I help people better understand themselves, their relationships, and God through artistic expression.

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I want to bring order where there is organizational chaos.

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I receive affirmation from others concerning the reliability of my insights about them and of perceptions I have of others.

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I have confidence in God’s continuing provision and help, even in difficult times.

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I can patiently support those going through painful experiences as they are seeking stability in their lives.

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I am drawn toward people who are sometimes regarded as undeserving or beyond help.

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People have testified to their personal healing following my prayers for them.

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When I teach, people respond to my teaching with action.

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I have a special ability to trust God for extraordinary needs.

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I communicate Scripture in ways that cause others to learn and become motivated toward greater growth.

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I believe God will use me to enact His miracles.

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When I hear people speak in tongues, the Holy Spirit allows me to interpret what they are saying for the church.

Scale:
0 – Not at all, never
1 – Some of the time, once in a while
2 – Most of the time, usually true
3 – Consistently, definitely true

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