Spiritual Gifts Test

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  1. jw

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    Can anyone recommend a short spiritual gifts test I can get off the internet?

    I was wanting to give one to our youth group tonight in conjunction with the lesson.
     
  2. Ron Arndt

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    I would direct you to I Corinthians chapter 12. All these gifts, if the Holy Spirit wills, can be made present in the church today.Not according to human will, but the will and direction of the Holy Spirit.I Cor 12:11
     
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    http://www.chrissealey.com/spiritual-gifts-survey.htm

    Found one here in case anyone else might want one in the future. Only 35 questions, so it won't take too long. You have to do a little modifying to get it to work in print form, but isn't too much extra work.

    I can email the modified version to anyone if interested, (save you a little work) just PM me.
     
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    Jw, I just took the test on your link, and had the same results as I did with my link.
     
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    Yah, I saw that one. Was too long though. I wanted something we could do together and not spend all night on. So we did a short lesson on serving the church, and did the gift test with the application of God gifting individuals for the purpose of using those gifts in the church. I think they enjoyed it.
     
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    Be VERY careful about using 'ticksheets' to find gifts, they can be so easily manipulated to give what people want you to see. Can also ive differing results depending on people's interpretation of words, and which part of the statement/question they focus on.

    "Selecting" your "gift" can be counter-productive, people get stuck with an area they may be totally unsuitable for because the survey answers said it was so. Often those who self-assess, self-proclaim their gift can be so wrong. Too many churches struggle because the wrong person is in a particular position (ministry0 because they belive it is their gift, when it is apparent to most others that the church would be better served by them not being there. Either someone else is more appropriate, or the individual would be better used in another place. - Essentially the church recognising the possession, or lack of, the gift.

    Much better to focus on growing the fruit of the spirit, the gifts will then make themselves manefest as God chooses.

    Also, the gifts are given for the church moreso than the individual. Sometimes God will give a person the gift he/she needs to do a task in a church at a particular time, then when that gift is no longer needed it will not be there.

    Regards
    Bob
     

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