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3 Spiritual Gift Assessment Tools for Your Church

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Recently in the unSeminary Premium private Facebook group, there was a discussion about the best Spiritual Gift Assessment tools for church use. When people serve within their area of gifting rather than just in your area of need, they experience more freedom and joy. Thriving churches focus on releasing people in their area of gifting!

Here are three inventories that help people understand their God-given spiritual gifts:

  • SpiritualGiftsTest.com // Cost: Free or $99 // This is a simple and straightforward 98-question test. It has people respond on a scale of 1 to 5 whether they agree or disagree that the statements apply to them. There are also free videos available on the site that discuss spiritual gifts. The paid option gives you the opportunity to integrate the test with your church’s website. One great feature of this site is that it provides both “adult” and “youth” versions of the Spiritual Gifts Inventory.
  • ARC Spiritual Gifts & DISC Profile// Cost: Free // The Association of Related Churches offers a free spiritual gifts inventory that asks 92 questions and also provides a DISC personality assessment. Once you start the test, it asks users to rate statements about themselves. The DISC assessment included with this test provides a great conversation starter, because people can reflect on how their personalities impact how they use the spiritual gifts that God has given them.
  • PeopleKeys Spiritual Gifts & DISC Assessment // Cost: $15 // PeopleKeys provides a wide variety of personality and aptitude testing. Their version of the spiritual gifts test also includes a DISC assessment. The advantage of this tool is that you can set up a license as a church. After someone completes the test, a report is emailed to both the church and the test taker. We use this tool with new leaders in our church as well as in our hiring process. It’s simple to use and the report is very robust!

9 Ways to Use Spiritual Gift Tests in Your Church:

  • Include them as part of the onboarding process for volunteers.
  • Email them to everyone when you teach on spiritual gifts in your main service.
  • During a retreat, have students do the tests on their phones and then talk about it.
  • Encourage small groups to bring their laptops, do the test together, and then discuss it.
  • Integrate them into a staff training event.
  • Offer them on your website as a “free tool” in exchange for people’s email addresses to build your list.
  • Send them to everyone currently volunteering in your church. Ask them if where they are serving matches their gifts.
  • Post a link on Facebook to one of the free tests. Encourage people to take the test and share the results on that post.
  • Use them in your pre-marriage counseling, so people can talk through their differences and how they may serve together within the church.

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  1. […] • What’s your dream? Multiplication-minded leaders seek to understand what drives their team and then align opportunities with people’s passions. Connecting what your church is doing with what fuels people is a masterful move that drives deep engagement and empowerment. This used to be seen in ministry models where pastors agreed to every new sub-ministry…often those churches bragged about having 101 different ministries. Although thriving churches today often have a more “Simple Church” approach, we still need to find ways to connect deeply with what drives people. This requires leaders to slow down and get to know their team. Connect the dots between what your church is doing and what fires up your people. Check out these tools for understanding how your people tick.  […]

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Rich Birch
Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 18 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church - a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for it’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact. Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution.His latest book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church is an Amazon bestseller and is design to help your church reach more people in your community.