Saturday, November 1, 2008

StrengthsFinder and Spiritual Gifts Inventory Assignment

Use the comment portion of this post to post the results of your StrengthsFinder results and the results of your Spiritual Gifts Inventory.   Do not use this post for discussion.   Note that these inventories are to be completed and posted by Nov. 7th.   Note also that hard copies are to be turned into class as well.

31 comments:

Aimee Smith said...

My Spiritual strengths came out as:
1)Helping:Supporting people in what they are trying to do. Focuses more on people than tasks. I like lending a hand where I can, and generally feel useless if no-one needs help.
2)Mercy: Responding in compassion and love when others are struggling and suffering. This one requires a lot of patience, but people really seem to appreciate it when they can talk to me and not be judged, and be helped if I can help them.
3)Service: THis is like HElping, but task oriented. I like doing those little things that are important, but not really noticed. I even see this at work with my filing fetish.
4)Administration - Tasks: Being able to see to the little details in planning and delegating things. I like to bring order to stuff, and it helps to make lists for things that are being planned so any little detail is not overlooked.
5)Hospitality: Making guests and members feel welcome and safe, and inviting people into my home. I always want to cook for peopel and am always willing to offera bed for teh night, even if its my own.

My Strengths from StrengthsFinder came out as:
1)Input:I like to put things in my head. Doing things like collecting is characteristic (I collect trivia and socks). Collecting and storing things can be useful.
2)Intellection:Thinking..lots of it! Introspection is characteristic, and it often helps to solve problems. Maybe not quickly, but effectively.
3)Adaptability: Adapting to sudden changes in the immediate environment - very felxible, soemtimes fickle (I think). Apparently thrive in customer service, which is odd since i detest customer service.
4)Belief:Enduring core values (I wonder what) that affect my behaviour. Very spiritual and familt-oriented. I like what I do to have meaning, to be done for a reason.
5)Harmony:Mum would call this "being the glue" that holds things together by getting people to compromise. It's about getting people to see the real issue and focusing on that, not opinions. Very useful in conflict mamagement. Harmonizers usually dislike conflict, so seek to make harmony before it arises.

Aimee Smith said...

How would I apply these to furthering the Gospel?
I would utilise my spiritual gifts of Helping,Mercy and Hospitality to actively show my CHristianity, to live Christ so others might believe. Mercy is also very useful in conjunction with Harmony and Belief for working in painful situations with Non-CHristian friends who have old hurts or issues with the church. Administration-Tasks and Service can be put to use in the church, but is better worked in the workplace, volunteering to do the little tedious administrative jobs no-one likes (Like re-filing 8 years of photographs -fun!).Input and Intellection work well together because I can collect and gain knowledge useful for speaking to others about Christ and answering theor questions. Intellection gives me the strength to think about tough questions asked and give well-though out answers and be prepared for more questions. Adaptability is all-round useful for adapting to the constantly changing world and the many different post-modernist truths people hold, therefore I can truly be "all things to all people".

Paul said...

My spiritual gifts inventry came out
1)encouragement- lift spirits
2)leadership
3)Administration
4)evanglisim
5)Mercy
With a close faith helping and discernment.
on strenght finder my top 5 are
1)includer
2) restorative
3)individualization
4) Harmony
5) focus

Annie Khlangdit said...

My Spiritul Gifts Inventory:

1. Service
2. Prayer
3. Faith
3. Hospitality
5. Encouragement
5. Helping
5. Evangelism

From the Strengths Finder

1. Discipline
2. Harmony
3. Learner
4. Futuristic
5. Restorative

jose said...

Top 5-Strength Finder:
1. Empathy
2. Responsibility
3. Connectedness
4. Consistency
5. Adaptability

Spiritual Gifts Inventory:
1. Mercy
2. Hospitality
3. Service
4. Encouragement
5. Prayer

Terance said...

Top 5: Strength Finder

1. Relator
2. Achiever
3. Restorative
4. Adaptability
5. Connectedness

Spiritual Gifts Tnventoty

1. Faith
2. Speaking
3. Teaching
4. Mercy
5. Service

leenette said...

my spiritual gifts inventory result are:
1. Mercy
2.faith
3.wisdom
4. prayer
5.encouragement
6. evangelism
7. helping

Strengths finder result:
1.Empathy
2.developer
3.restorative
4.belief
5.arranger

Paul said...

On strengthfinder
Includer


“Stretch the circle wider.” This is the philosophy around which you orient your life. You want to include people and make them feel part of the group. In direct contrast to those who are drawn only to exclusive groups, you actively avoid those groups that exclude others. You want to expand the group so that as many people as possible can benefit from its support. You hate the sight of someone on the outside looking in. You want to draw them in so that they can feel the warmth of the group. You are an instinctively accepting person. Regardless of race or sex or nationality or personality or faith, you cast few judgments. Judgments can hurt a person’s feelings. Why do that if you don’t have to? Your accepting nature does not necessarily rest on a belief that each of us is different and that one should respect these differences. Rather, it rests on your conviction that fundamentally we are all the same. We are all equally important. Thus, no one should be ignored. Each of us should be included. It is the least we all deserve.




Restorative


You love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, you can be energized by it. You enjoy the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what is wrong, and finding the solution. You may prefer practical problems or conceptual ones or personal ones. You may seek out specific kinds of problems that you have met many times before and that you are confident you can fix. Or you may feel the greatest push when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. Your exact preferences are determined by your other themes and experiences. But what is certain is that you enjoy bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory. Intuitively, you know that without your intervention, this thing—this machine, this technique, this person, this company—might have ceased to function. You fixed it, resuscitated it, rekindled its vitality. Phrasing it the way you might, you saved it.




Individualization


Your Individualization theme leads you to be intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You are impatient with generalizations or “types” because you don’t want to obscure what is special and distinct about each person. Instead, you focus on the differences between individuals. You instinctively observe each person’s style, each person’s motivation, how each thinks, and how each builds relationships. You hear the one-of-a-kind stories in each person’s life. This theme explains why you pick your friends just the right birthday gift, why you know that one person prefers praise in public and another detests it, and why you tailor your teaching style to accommodate one person’s need to be shown and another’s desire to “figure it out as I go.” Because you are such a keen observer of other people’s strengths, you can draw out the best in each person. This Individualization theme also helps you build productive teams. While some search around for the perfect team “structure” or “process,” you know instinctively that the secret to great teams is casting by individual strengths so that everyone can do a lot of what they do well.




Harmony


You look for areas of agreement. In your view there is little to be gained from conflict and friction, so you seek to hold them to a minimum. When you know that the people around you hold differing views, you try to find the common ground. You try to steer them away from confrontation and toward harmony. In fact, harmony is one of your guiding values. You can’t quite believe how much time is wasted by people trying to impose their views on others. Wouldn’t we all be more productive if we kept our opinions in check and instead looked for consensus and support? You believe we would, and you live by that belief. When others are sounding off about their goals, their claims, and their fervently held opinions, you hold your peace. When others strike out in a direction, you will willingly, in the service of harmony, modify your own objectives to merge with theirs (as long as their basic values do not clash with yours). When others start to argue about their pet theory or concept, you steer clear of the debate, preferring to talk about practical, down-to-earth matters on which you can all agree. In your view we are all in the same boat, and we need this boat to get where we are going. It is a good boat. There is no need to rock it just to show that you can.




Focus


“Where am I headed?” you ask yourself. You ask this question every day. Guided by this theme of Focus, you need a clear destination. Lacking one, your life and your work can quickly become frustrating. And so each year, each month, and even each week you set goals. These goals then serve as your compass, helping you determine priorities and make the necessary corrections to get back on course. Your Focus is powerful because it forces you to filter; you instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will help you move toward your goal. Those that don’t are ignored. In the end, then, your Focus forces you to be efficient. Naturally, the flip side of this is that it causes you to become impatient with delays, obstacles, and even tangents, no matter how intriguing they appear to be. This makes you an extremely valuable team member. When others start to wander down other avenues, you bring them back to the main road. Your Focus reminds everyone that if something is not helping you move toward your destination, then it is not important. And if it is not important, then it is not worth your time. You keep everyone on point.


on spiritual gifts
3.4 24 Encouragement Encouragement—This gift equips one to “lift the spirits” of a person, positively affirm someone’s ability, or strongly urge someone to take some action for God. An example of someone leading through encouragement would be seeing potential in someone and calling on him or her to use this potential (Acts 11:23). "- Notice those who are down and seek to lift them up through words, notes, etc.
- are able to inspire others to more fully live for God
- See potential for good in people and seek to bring it out in them
- Can help restore confidence or bring about new confidence in a person
- Desire to provide comfort for those who are in mourning"
3.3 23 Leadership Leadership—Just as there are evangelists but all are called to make disciples, so there is a gift of leadership, though all are called to lead through the Spiritual gifts which they have been given. This gift equips one to influence others in such a way that they willingly follow this person, often by painting a vision of the ministry or project. An example of leading through the gift of Leadership would be initiating an annual mission trip and inspiring others to participate in this ministry (Acts 18:18). "- Have vision and are able to get others to buy into this vision
- Are able to inspire others towards a good work, direction, or course of action
- Others seem to naturally and willingly follow because of their servant heart
- Take initiative in starting new ministries or new direction
- Others trust their character, ability, skill level, and judgment
- Are willing to step forward and be responsible for some task or ministry"
3.7 26 Administration – Tasks Administration (Tasks) - This is an organizational gift that helps the church fulfill its purpose. Those with the gift of adminstration (tasks) are attentive to detail, and they can bring order to and efficiency in accomplishing tasks. "- Give attention to detail
- Enjoy bringing order to tasks (e.g., creating or maintaining systems for filing)
- Efficient in accomplishing tasks
- Have good organizational skills
"
3.6 25 Evangelism Evangelism—Those gifted in evangelism are effective in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost and helping them come to faith in some way. An example of leading through evangelism would be a person telling someone what Christ has done in his or her own life (Jn. 4:39-42). "- Are able to easily tell how God has blessed their lives and a desire to do this
- Have a passion for telling people about Jesus and their faith in him
- Are not afraid to interact with and befriend non-Christians and spend time in their settings
- Are able to tell inspiring stories of God’s working in their lives that lead others to believe in Christ
- Have a heart for lost people"
2.9 20 Mercy Mercy—This gift equips one to respond lovingly and compassionately to those who are suffering or have struggled with sin or the conditions of life. An example of leading through mercy would be feeding a homeless person (Mt. 25:35). "- Sensitive, caring and compassionate
- Understanding of those who fall into sin, seeking to protect and lift them up
- Able to cheerfully minister to sick, homeless, handicapped
- Careful not to be judgmental
- Regularly enjoy doing small acts of kindness"

You might also consider your next three Spiritual Gifts
3.0 20 Discernment Discernment—This gift equips one to know instinctively what is going on beyond the surface, whether of a situation or an individual. Those with the gift of discernment have the ability to determine genuineness or phoniness. An example of leading through discernment would be a person judging that someone wants to be in a position of leadership out of a wrong motive (1 Jn. 4:1-3). "- Are good judges of character
- Are able to understand different personality types
- Are aware of things that go on under the surface in people and situations
- Can quickly recognize authenticity and see through falsity
- Can sense the Spirit’s working (forces of good) and Satan’s attacks (forces of evil)"
4.4 21 Faith Faith—This gift equips one to have a strong belief that God can overcome any problem and can be trusted to act on our behalf. An example of leading through faith is believing that God can change lives, acting on that belief, and inspiring others with it (Rom. 4:18-25; 1 Cor. 13:2). "- Have an unshakeable trust in God’s power and love which they can help others to see
- Are not dismayed when situations look bleak, believing that “all things work together towards the good for those who love the Lord”
- Believe that things happen for a reason and that God is active in the world
- Are bold in their prayer life, asking God for things which only he could make possible
- See no challenge as insurmountable, and set very high spiritual, financial, and relational goals"
3.3 31 Helping Helping—This gift prepares one to build up and support a person in what they are trying to accomplish. Unlike service, which is primarily task oriented, helping is primarily about helping a person. An example of leading through helping would be lightening the loads of those who are getting behind in their work by working alongside them (Phil. 4:3). "- Are drawn to people who are overburdened or overwhelmed by a job, responsibility, or life situation
- Regularly offer to provide assistance to people wherever needed
- Can be content to let others “be in charge” and to assist them in fulfilling their role
- Often volunteer in response to a spoken or unspoken plea for assistance
- Enjoy working alongside someone"

Professor said...

ATTENTION:

As noted on spbc1550@yahoo.com, please post BOTH the listing of Strengths and the explanation of them that the StrengthsFinder provides. Do the same for the listing and explanation of Spiritual Gifts that is provided. (See the listing by Paul that is done correctly).

It OK to turn in the lists only on a hard copy (paper) in class.

Aimee: Please post the assignment ( how you can apply the gifts and talents) under the Assignment Blog for the week.

Tks
Prof. Nored

Anonymous said...

A. Strength Finder

1)Restorative
2)Individualisation
3)Strategic
4)Learner
5)Belief

B.

1)Knowledge
2)Discernment
3)Faith
4)Encouragement
5)Prophetic Ministry

James said...

Hi guys. It looks like this class is going very well. I hope that you can find the Strengths Finder and Spiritual gifts surveys useful tools. I am pretty passionate about these, and the research shows that these tools can really help with people reaching out in their personal lives. They are also useful in putting together evangelistic teams.

While the information alone from the test is interesting, the main benefit from these surveys comes from someone sitting down with a person and helping them understand, interpret, and apply the results to his or her life. This personal work is essential to making good use of these tools.

I hear New Zealand is just beautiful. Have a great class, guys!

jose said...

1. Empathy: You can sense the emoyion of thse around you. You can feel what they are feeling as thought their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world throught their eyes and share their perspective. you do not necessary feel pity for each person's predicament - this would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessary condone the choices eacg person makes, but you do understand. This instictive ability to understand is powerful. You hear the unvoiced questions. You anticipate the need. Where others grapple for words, you seem to find the right words and the right tone. You help people find the right phrases to express their feelings- to themselves as well as to others. You help them give voice to their emotional life. For all these reasons other people are drawn to you.


2. Responsibility: Your responsibility theme forces you to take psychological ownership for anything you commit to, and whether large or small, you feel emotionally bound to follow it through to completion. Your good name depends on it. If for some reason you cannot deliver, you automatically start to look for ways to make it up to the other person. Apologies are not enough. Excuses and rationalizations are totally unacceptable. You will not quite be ble to live with yourself until you have made restitution. This conscientiousness, this near obssession for doing things right, and your impeccable ethics, combine to create your reputation: utterly depenable. When assigning new responsibilities, people will look to you first because they know it will get done. When people come to you for help- and they soon will- you must be selective. Your willingness to volunteer may sometimes lead you to take on more than you should.

3. Consistency: Balance is important to you. You are keenly aware of the need to trear people the same, no matter what their station in life, so you do not want to see the scales tipped to far in any one person's favour. In your view this leads to selfishness and indiviualism. It leads to a world where some people gain an unfair advantage because of their connections or their background or their greasing of the wheels. This is truly offensive to you. You see yourself as a guardian against it.In direct contrast to this world of special favours, you believe that people function best in a consistent environment where the rules are clear and applied to everyone equally. This is an environment where people know what is expected . It is predictable and evenhanded. It is fair. Here each person has an even chance to show his or her worth.

4. Connectedness: Things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You are sure of it because in your soul you know that we are all connected. Yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgment and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger. Some may call it the collective unconscious. Others may label it spirit or life force. But whatever your word of choice, you gain confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it. This feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities. If we are all part of a lager picture, then we must not harm other because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Your awareness of these responsibilities create your value system. You are considerate, caring, and accepting. Certain of the unity of humankind, you are a bridge builder for people of different culture. Sensitive of the invisible hand, you can give other comfort that there is a purpose beyond our humdrum lives. The exact aticle of your faith will depend on your upbringing and your culture, but your faith is strong. It sustains you and your close friends in the face of life's mysteries.

5. Adaptability: You live in the moment. You don't see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see as a place that you created out of the choice that you make right now. And so you discover your future one choice at a time. This doesn't mean that you don't have plan. You probably do. But this theme of Adaptability does enable you to respond willingly to the demands of the moment even if they pull you away from your plans. Unlike some, you don't resent sudden requests or unforseen detours. You expect them. They are inevitable. Indeed, on some level you actually look forward to them. You are at heart a very flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work are pulling you in many different direction at once.

Terance said...

1. Relator: Relator describes your attitutde toward your relationship. In simple term, the relator theme pulls you toward people you already know. You do not necessarily shy away from meeting new people - in fact, you may have other themes that cause you to enjoy the thrill of turning the stranger into friends - but you do derive a great deal of pleasure and streght from being around your close friends. You are comfortable with intimacy. Once the initial connection has been made, you deliberately encourage a deepening of love relationship. You want to understand their feeling, their goals, their fears, and their dreams; and you want them to understand yours. You know that this kind of closeness implies a certain amount of risk - you might be taken advantage of - but you are willing to accept that risk. For your relationship has value only if it is genuine. And the only way to know that it is to entrust yourself to the other person. The more you share with each other, the more you risk together. The more you risk together, the more each of you proves your caring is genuine. These are your step toward real friendship, and you take them willingly.

2.Achiever: Your achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for achievement. You feel as if everyday starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. And by "every day" you mean every single day - work days, weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied. You have an interal fire burning inside you. It pushes to do more, to achieve more. After each of accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself, forcing your toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless needs for achievement might not be logical. It might not even be focused. But it will always be with you. As an achiever you must learn to live with this whisper of discontent. It does have its benefit. It brings you the energy you need to work long hours without burning out. IT is the jolt you can always count on to get you started on new task, new challenges. IT is the power supply that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for your work group. It is the theme that keeps you moving.

3.Restorative: You love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, you can be energized by it. You enjoy the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what is wrong, and finding the solution. You may prefer practical problems or conceptual ones or personal ones. You may seek out specific kinds of problems that you have met many times before and that you are confident you can fix. Or you may feel the greatest push when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. Your exact preferences are determined by your other themes and experiences. But what is certain is that you enjoy bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory. Intuitively, you know that without your intervention, this thing—this machine, this technique, this person, this company—might have ceased to function. You fixed it, resuscitated it, rekindled its vitality. Phrasing it the way you might, you saved it.

4. Adaptability: You live in the moment. You don't see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see as a place that you created out of the choice that you make right now. And so you discover your future one choice at a time. This doesn't mean that you don't have plan. You probably do. But this theme of Adaptability does enable you to respond willingly to the demands of the moment even if they pull you away from your plans. Unlike some, you don't resent sudden requests or unforseen detours. You expect them. They are inevitable. Indeed, on some level you actually look forward to them. You are at heart a very flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work are pulling you in many different direction at once.

5.Connectedness: Things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You are sure of it because in your soul you know that we are all connected. Yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgment and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger. Some may call it the collective unconscious. Others may label it spirit or life force. But whatever your word of choice, you gain confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it. This feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities. If we are all part of a lager picture, then we must not harm other because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Your awareness of these responsibilities create your value system. You are considerate, caring, and accepting. Certain of the unity of humankind, you are a bridge builder for people of different culture. Sensitive of the invisible hand, you can give other comfort that there is a purpose beyond our humdrum lives. The exact aticle of your faith will depend on your upbringing and your culture, but your faith is strong. It sustains you and your close friends in the face of life's mysteries.

Annie Khlangdit said...

1. Discipline: Your world need to be predictable. It needs to be ordered and planned. So you instinctively impose structure on your world. You set up routines. You focus on timeline and deadline. You break long term project into a series of specific short term plans, and you work through each plan diligently. You are not necessarily neat and clean, but you do need precision. Faced with the inherent messiness of life, you want to feel in control. The routine, the timeline, the structure, all of these help create this feeling of control. Lacking this theme of Discipline, other may sometimes resent your need for order, but there need not be conflict. You must understand that not everyone feels your urge for predicability; they have another way of getting things done. Likewise, you can help them understand and even appriciate your need for structure. You dislike of surprises, your impatient with errors, your routines and your detail orientation do not need to be misinterpreted as controlling behaviours that box people in. Rather, these behaviours can be understood as your instictive method for maintaining your progress and your productivity in the face of life's many distractions.

2. Harmony: You look for area of agreement. In your view there is little to be gained from conflict and fiction, so you seek to hold them to a minimum. When you know that the people around you hold differing view, you try to find the commond ground. You try to steer them away from confrontation and toward harmony. In fact Harmony is one of your guiding value. You can't quite believe how much time is wasted by people try to impose their views on toher. Wouldn't we all be more productive if we keep our opinions in check and instead look for consensus and support? You believe we would, and you live that belief. When other sounding off about their goals, they claims, and they fevently held opinions, you hold your peace. When other strike out in a direction, you will willingly, in the service of harmony, modify your own objstive to merge with theirs (as long as their basic value do not clash with yours). When other start to argue about their pet theory or concept you steer clear of the debate, preferring to talk about pracitical down to earth matters on which you can all agree. In your view we are all in the same boat, and we need this boat to get where we are going. It is a good boat. There is no need to rock it just to show that you can.

3. Learner: You love to learn. The subject matter that interest you most will be determine by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than a content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first feel fact, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learn, the growing confidence of a skill mastered - this is the process that entices you. Your excitment leads you to engaged in adult learning experience - yoga or piano leasson or graduated class. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environment where you are asked to take on short project assignment and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matters in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This learner theme is not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credintial. The outcome of the learning is less significance than the "getting there."

4. Futuristic: "Wouldn't it be great if ...." you are the kind of person who love to peer over the horizon. The future fascinates you. As if it were projected on the wall, you see in detail what the future might hold, ans this detail picture keep pulling you forward, into tomorrow. While the exact content of the picture will depend on your other streghts and interest - a better product,a better team, a better life, or a better world - it will always be inspiration to you. You are a dreamer who see vision of what could be and who cherishes those visions. When the present proves to frustrating and the people around you too pragmatic, you conjure up your vision of the future and they energize you. They can energize other too. In fact, every oftern people look to you to describe your vision of the future. They want the picture that can raise their side and thereby their spirit. You can paint for them. Practice. Choose your word carefully. Make the picture as vivid as possible. People will want to latch on to the hope you bring.

5.Restorative: You love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, you can be energized by it. You enjoy the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what is wrong, and finding the solution. You may prefer practical problems or conceptual ones or personal ones. You may seek out specific kinds of problems that you have met many times before and that you are confident you can fix. Or you may feel the greatest push when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. Your exact preferences are determined by your other themes and experiences. But what is certain is that you enjoy bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory. Intuitively, you know that without your intervention, this thing—this machine, this technique, this person, this company—might have ceased to function. You fixed it, resuscitated it, rekindled its vitality. Phrasing it the way you might, you saved it.

Eddie said...

Encouragement—This gift equips one to “lift the spirits” of a person, positively affirm someone’s ability, or strongly urge someone to take some action for God. An example of someone leading through encouragement would be seeing potential in someone and calling on him or her to use this potential (Acts 11:23).

Leadership—Just as there are evangelists but all are called to make disciples, so there is a gift of leadership, though all are called to lead through the Spiritual gifts which they have been given. This gift equips one to influence others in such a way that they willingly follow this person, often by painting a vision of the ministry or project. An example of leading through the gift of Leadership would be initiating an annual mission trip and inspiring others to participate in this ministry (Acts 18:18).

Administration (Tasks) - This is an organizational gift that helps the church fulfill its purpose. Those with the gift of adminstration (tasks) are attentive to detail, and they can bring order to and efficiency in accomplishing tasks.

Evangelism—Those gifted in evangelism are effective in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost and helping them come to faith in some way. An example of leading through evangelism would be a person telling someone what Christ has done in his or her own life (Jn. 4:39-42).

Mercy—This gift equips one to respond lovingly and compassionately to those who are suffering or have struggled with sin or the conditions of life. An example of leading through mercy would be feeding a homeless person (Mt. 25:35).

Eddie said...

from strengths finder


Adaptability
Developer
Ideation
Activator
Empathy

jose said...

Spiritual Gifts Inventory:
1. Mercy - Respond loving ly and compassionately to those who are suffering or struggling with sin or the conditions of life.

2. Hospitality - Enjoy making guests, strangers and members feel welcome.

3. Service - Doing practical jobs that others may deem to be tedious - cleaning the church building, sharpening pencils or folding bulletins.

4. Encouragement - Lift the spirits of a person, positively affirm someones ability. Strongly urge someone to take some action for God.

5. Prayer - Equips one to pray for an extended period or on a regular basis for individuals and specific ministries.

jose said...

Hi James

Thanks for your encouragement. These exercises have been very interesting in finding out one's spiritual gifts. Even being able to compare them. That is very interesting. Can't wait for class to see what the professor takes us through next. Thanks so much for your book on spiritual gifts and allowing us to take the spiritual gifts inventory test it was great.

James said...

Jose, I'm glad that you found the Spiritual gifts material helpful. I'm encouraged by the hearts, training, and enthusiasm that you and the others in the class have. I hope that this tool can bless you in your ministry.

amyg said...

AMY GRAEVE:
Your Top 5 Themes
Strategic
Relator
Empathy
Responsibility
Belief
im sorry my sprirtual gifts are at the moment not available.

Nick said...

Here's my strengths and gifts:

Strengths Finder:

1. Adaptability - being flexible to change and am able to adapt to change quickly and easily.
2. Includer - an awareness of who is being left out and attempts to include them.
3. Connectedness - believes that things happen for a reason.
4. Ideation - am fascinated by my or other people's ideas and enjoy talking about them with others.
5. Belief - I have core values that are unchanging and they shape my life and my purpose.

Spiritual Gifts Inventory:

1. Speaking - this involves more of a preaching style.
2. Hospitality
3. Faith - belief that God can overcome any problem and can be trusted to act on our behalf.
4. Wisdom - an ability to make wise life choices and to help others do the same.
5. Pastoral Care/Shepherding - naturally seek to guide and nurture those in the Christian faith.

It also said to consider the Teaching, Apostolic/Missional Leadership and Encouragement.

Nueng said...

Strengths Finder

1. Positivity: You are generous with praise, quick to smile, and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. Their world looks better round you because your enthusiasm is contagious. Lacking your energy and optimism, some find their world drab with repetition od, worse, heavy with pressure. You seen to find way to lighten their spirit. You inject drama into every project. You celebrate every achievement. You find ways to make everything more exciting and more vital. Some cynics may reject your energy, but you are rarely dragged down. Your positivity won't allow it. SOmehow you can't quite esxape your conviction that it is good to be alive, that work can be fun, and that no matter what the serbacks, one must never lose one's sense of humor.

2. Adaptability:You live in the moment. You don't see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see as a place that you created out of the choice that you make right now. And so you discover your future one choice at a time. This doesn't mean that you don't have plan. You probably do. But this theme of Adaptability does enable you to respond willingly to the demands of the moment even if they pull you away from your plans. Unlike some, you don't resent sudden requests or unforseen detours. You expect them. They are inevitable. Indeed, on some level you actually look forward to them. You are at heart a very flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work are pulling you in many different direction at once.



3. Responsibility: Your responsibility theme forces you to take psychological ownership for anything you commit to, and whether large or small, you feel emotionally bound to follow it through to completion. Your good name depends on it. If for some reason you cannot deliver, you automatically start to look for ways to make it up to the other person. Apologies are not enough. Excuses and rationalizations are totally unacceptable. You will not quite be ble to live with yourself until you have made restitution. This conscientiousness, this near obssession for doing things right, and your impeccable ethics, combine to create your reputation: utterly depenable. When assigning new responsibilities, people will look to you first because they know it will get done. When people come to you for help- and they soon will- you must be selective. Your willingness to volunteer may sometimes lead you to take on more than you should.


4. Includer: “Stretch the circle wider.” This is the philosophy around which you orient your life. You want to include people and make them feel part of the group. In direct contrast to those who are drawn only to exclusive groups, you actively avoid those groups that exclude others. You want to expand the group so that as many people as possible can benefit from its support. You hate the sight of someone on the outside looking in. You want to draw them in so that they can feel the warmth of the group. You are an instinctively accepting person. Regardless of race or sex or nationality or personality or faith, you cast few judgments. Judgments can hurt a person’s feelings. Why do that if you don’t have to? Your accepting nature does not necessarily rest on a belief that each of us is different and that one should respect these differences. Rather, it rests on your conviction that fundamentally we are all the same. We are all equally important. Thus, no one should be ignored. Each of us should be included. It is the least we all deserve.

5. Empathy: You can sense the emoyion of thse around you. You can feel what they are feeling as thought their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world throught their eyes and share their perspective. you do not necessary feel pity for each person's predicament - this would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessary condone the choices eacg person makes, but you do understand. This instictive ability to understand is powerful. You hear the unvoiced questions. You anticipate the need. Where others grapple for words, you seem to find the right words and the right tone. You help people find the right phrases to express their feelings- to themselves as well as to others. You help them give voice to their emotional life. For all these reasons other people are drawn to you.

Spiritual Gifts Inventory:

1. Service
2. Helping
3. Evangelism
4. Faith
5 Hospitality

Terance said...

Spiritual Gifts inventory:
1. Faith-this gift equips one to have a strong belief that God can overcome any problem and can be trusted to act on behalf, and inspiring others with it(Rom. 4:18-25; 1Cor. 13;2).

2. Speaking- This gift equips one to be able to publicly communicate in an inspiring, productive, or convincing manner, particularly in regards to biblical truths. Speaking is one way communication, whereas teaching is interactive. An example of leading is through speaking is convincing an audience that jesus is the Son of God (Acts 18:24-28).

3. Teaching- Those gifted in teaching are able to deepen people's understanding of God's truths through instruction of the Scripture and life sharing, enablind people to be shaped into the image of Christ. Teaching is primarily interactive communication, whereas speaking is more one way. An example of leading through teaching is helping a group of Christians to better understand a passage of Scripture (Acts20:7-11). While it is possible that "teacher" was an office (e.g., Acts 13:1;Jam. 3:1; 1 Tim. 2:7), this study defines the gift of teaching in terms of function.

4. Mercy-This gift equips one to respond lovingly and compassionately to those who are suffering or have struggled with sin or the condition of life. An example of leading through mercy would be feeding a homeless person (Mt. 25:35).

5. Service-This gift equips one to do practical jobs that others may deem to be tedious or beneath them, but that actually very much need to be done. this gift is to be distinguished from helping by its focus on tasks, whereas helping is more focused on lending assistance to a person. An example of leading through service is cleaning the church building, sharpening pencils for the pews, or folding bulletins (Jn. 13:3-5).

leenette said...

strengths finder result:


1.EMPATHY-Driven by your talents, you intentionally play some games simply to enjoy them. You naturally
gravitate to people who share this trait. You instinctively notice who is having fun and who is not.
These insights often affect how you interact with various individuals. Because of your strengths, you
welcome diverse people in your life. Numerous individuals trust you. As a result, they often share with
you their most confidential thoughts and feelings. Chances are good that you are aware of people's
feelings. This explains why you can let tears stream down your face when you are in the presence of
individuals who are suffering or experiencing joy. You have a gift for feeling the depths of another's
pain or jubilation. Instinctively, you frequently amuse people with stories, examples, or playful capers.
Your style of delivery often distracts individuals from the mundane and numbing routines of their lives.
Typically you know what to say and how to say it. Why? You are keenly aware of the full range of
human emotions. It’s very likely that you encourage people express their innermost thoughts and
feelings, and you refrain from judging them. You like knowing that others depend on you to listen.
Moreover, you have noticed that individuals come to you for advice.
2.DEVELOPER-Because of your strengths, you may understand the importance of giving certain people credit when
their contributions warrant special attention. It’s very likely that you usually enjoy activities involving
children. You say they make you feel younger. They often challenge you to see problems, people,
and opportunities through their innocent eyes. Undoubtedly, you are fascinated by their natural
curiosity about the world and everything in it. By nature, you find it quite easy to welcome many sorts
of youthful newcomers and outsiders into your circle. You are inclined to become involved in activities
that interest them. Instinctively, you occasionally inconvenience yourself to help someone else.
Maybe the person's appreciation, smile, or words of thanks make you feel good about yourself and
life in general. Perhaps you have a bit more energy for your own job or studies after you have done a
good deed. Chances are good that you may be a bit happier with your own life when you can
convince certain individuals they are valuable. Perhaps you express appreciation for their upbeat
attitudes or their special talents. When you realize someone feels glum, you might make an effort to
boost that person's spirits.
3.RESTORATIVE-Instinctively, you sometimes gravitate to conversations in which intelligent, unemotional, and
reasonable thoughts are freely exchanged. Perhaps these give-and-take sessions inspire you to
consider a few things you need to upgrade, perfect, or raise to excellence. It’s very likely that you
periodically think of better ways to initiate serious discussions or engage in small talk. Perhaps you try
to enhance your talents as a conversationalist by taking classes, listening to speakers, or reading
books. You might observe individuals who have a knack for saying the right thing at the right time to
the right person. Chances are good that you sometimes consider improvements that will allow you to
rank in the top tier of performers. Perhaps being "number one" is of less interest to you than being
among the best and making continual progress . Because of your strengths, you may be inclined to
concentrate on things you want to change about yourself, someone else, or some thing. Perhaps you
feel more optimistic about life when you can conquer some of your fears, flaws, or failings. By nature,
you sometimes work long and hard to enhance humankind's quality of life. Perhaps you realize any
improvements you make for individuals or groups somehow benefit you. Maybe you accept the fact
that you must rely on other people to reach your goals.
4.BELIEF-By nature, you strive to find meaning in your existence. Adding value to the lives of other people
enriches your own. Because of your strengths, you sense you are not all alone in the world. You
probably feel linked with every person and living thing. This openness explains why you invite a vast
array of people to participate in conversations, activities, social events, or groups. It’s very likely that
you might feel best about yourself when you are honest and forthright. Perhaps telling untruths or
omitting important facts violates your personal code of ethics. Chances are good that you have no
doubts about being linked in some way with everything in the universe. This includes all creation and
all humankind. Instinctively, you enter contests simply to have fun. In the process, you often find
yourself part of something much larger such as building team spirit or raising funds for a worthy
cause. This sense of being linked to other people means a lot more to you than finishing first or
claiming an award.
5.ARRANGER-By nature, you may be able to appreciate what someone has to offer without feeling a need to
befriend the person. Instinctively, you may gravitate to group-oriented activities. Perhaps you prefer to
work with teammates rather than work by yourself day after day. It’s very likely that you sometimes
volunteer to do things rather than wait to be asked to assume more duties. Driven by your talents, you
sometimes do whatever is required to accomplish certain tasks. Perhaps you like being regarded as a
doer. Chances are good that you might describe your life in favorable terms even when obligations
force you to keep working until a particular goal is reached.

Annie Khlangdit said...

Spiritual Gifts Inventory:

1. Service: This gift equips one to do practical jobs that others may deem to be tedious or beneath them, but that actually very much need to be done.

2 Prayer: The gift equips one to pray for an extended period or on a regular basis for individuals and specific ministries.

3. Faith: This gift equips one to have a strong belief that God can overcome any problem and can be trusted to act on our behalf.

4. Hospitality: This gift equips one to enjoy making guests, strangers, and members feel welcome.

5. Encouragement: This equips on to "life the spirits" of a person, positively affirm someone's ability, or strongly urge someone to take some action for God.

Nueng said...

1. Service: This gift equips one to do practical jobs that others may deem to be tedious or beneath them, but that actually very much need to be done. (John 13:3-5)

2. Helping: The gift prepares one to build up and support a person in what they are trying to accomplish. (Phil 4:3)

3. Evangelism: Those gifted in evangelism are effective in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost and helping them come to faith in some way. ( John 4:39-42)

4. Faith: This gift equips one to have a strong belief that God can overcome any problem and can be trusted to act on our behalf. (Rom 4:18-25; 1 Cor 13:2)

5. Hospitality: This gift equips one to enjoy making guests, strangers, and members feel welcome. (Matt 25:35)

Aimee Smith said...

Strengths Finder:

Input:
Instinctively, you rely on your passion for reading to help you launch conversations. Engaging in small
talk or casual chitchat is likely to be difficult for you. As a result, you tend to draw on the ideas you
find on the printed page or the Internet to spark discussions. Writers' thoughts generally prompt you
to use questions to break the ice -- that is, conquer the first challenges in starting a dialogue. This
tactic permits others to begin talking and allows you to simply listen. Driven by your talents, you
usually equate education -- formal and informal -- with understanding more about something today
than you understood about it yesterday. It’s very likely that you prepare for assignments by reading
extensively. Your capacity for pulling together information from books, publications, correspondence,
notes, or Internet sites serves you well. As a result, you often avoid feelings of self-reproach -- that is,
blaming yourself for not knowing something you should have known. Because of your strengths, you
absorb the written word like a sponge sops up water. You revel in an opportunity to lose yourself in a
book. Time seems to float by when you are the grateful guest of an entertaining or informative author.
Your only choice is to finish the book as quickly as possible. Chances are good that you typically read
books, journals, memos, or Internet sites because you enjoy collecting new information and insights.
Frequently you draw upon what you had read weeks, months, or even years ago to outmaneuver
individuals whose performance is apt to be compared to your own.

Intellection:
Driven by your talents, you regularly reflect on how you felt about your experiences as they occurred.
You usually ponder how you felt afterward, too. Your emotional awareness sharpens your thinking.
You are doubly blessed: You think with your head and feel with your heart. Because of your
strengths, you derive much pleasure from pondering things deeply. After much forethought, you
customarily reach conclusions, offer new ideas, suggest different ways of looking at situations, or ask
probing questions. Chances are good that you need uninterrupted quiet time to be alone with your
thoughts. Seldom do you automatically accept all the ideas of someone who has authored a book,
been interviewed by the media, or been invited to address an audience. Instead, you scrutinize the
theories and concepts of writers, speakers, and philosophers. You probably are a critical thinker. By
nature, you have a rich vocabulary upon which to draw. The words you choose often expand and
challenge your listeners' or readers' thinking. Instinctively, you may value certain kinds of education
and scholarship. Sometimes your thirst for knowledge causes you to explore particular topics of
study. Once in a while, you specialize in a particular subject. Perhaps you welcome opportunities to
acquire additional information, skills, or experiences to enhance your expertise or expand your mental
storehouse of trivia.

Adaptability:
By nature, you may do your best work when you are allowed to deal with the day's challenges as they
arise. Some people need a well-defined plan of action and definite goals for each day. Such
specificity might be counterproductive in your case, however. Driven by your talents, you keep your
distance from those who fail to slow down long enough to take in the world's loveliness and recognize
the goodness of individuals. Aware of life's fleeting nature, you discover something admirable in
common objects, ordinary people, and everyday experiences. You choose to live in the present. You
exhibit the flexibility required to deal with change. It’s very likely that you make plans as you move
into and through your day. Not being bound to a strict timeline or action plan frees you to deal with
problems or take advantage of opportunities at the moment they arise. Instinctively, you live in a state
of hope-filled expectancy. You eagerly await what will come next. You probably feel your life is a lot
more interesting when you are not forced to follow set routines, rigid rules, and/or predictable plans.
Because of your strengths, you allow your life to unfold naturally. You trust you will find your path as it
evolves. You resist being tied to predetermined plans and standardized systems. You prefer to
experience life in the moment. You are eager to see where it takes you.

Belief:
Instinctively, you refuse to be blinded by others' enthusiasm about what is possible. You are
hardwired to isolate the issues that lie ahead. Working with overly optimistic people is difficult for you.
You have seen them accidentally derail more than one promising project or unwittingly sabotage
more than one inventive, yet undeveloped, idea. Because of your strengths, you experience pure
delight when others welcome you into their group and encourage you to join in their activities.
Financial security means little when you have no one with whom to share it. Being accepted for who
you are and as you are is one of life's true treasures, in your opinion. Because it is priceless, you
know it is very precious. It’s very likely that you employ your passion for reading to collect lots of good
ideas for resolving issues, fixing mistakes, or overcoming obstacles. The act of reading allows you to
generate options for dealing with all sorts of predicaments -- that is, difficult, perplexing, or trying
situations. Chances are good that you may labor for hours when the money you earn allows you to
provide for your family's needs. To some degree, your work ethic permits you to give loved ones
specific things you did or did not have as a child. Driven by your talents, you might be inclined to get to know people on a personal level. Once you understand someone as an individual, you might be
more apt to inconvenience yourself or give up something you value for that person.

Harmony:
Chances are good that you are willing to work with your coworkers, classmates, teammates, family
members, and friends. You realize everyone sees opportunities, problems, solutions, and events
differently. While you have opinions, you refrain from imposing them on others. You are good-natured
-- that is, you have a pleasant, cheerful, and cooperative disposition. It’s very likely that you might educate yourself about the basic facts surrounding certain types of issues or situations. To reduce the
possibility of conflict, you may consider everyone's point of view. Perhaps you help some individuals
see where they are in agreement with others. Now and then, you can move specific individuals
toward consensus -- that is, a judgment arrived at by most of those concerned. Driven by your talents,
you may have acquired qualifications to work or practice in particular fields. Being an expert, perhaps
you understand the importance of calling on specialists. You might need their help to pinpoint the
proper course of action or the correct response. Because of your strengths, you might gravitate to
situations where you can team with people on certain types of projects. Because you are a practical and objective person, you occasionally present ideas that have produced good results in the past.Perhaps you appreciate teammates who give the same consideration to your suggestions as they give to everyone else's. Instinctively, you frequently detect impending conflict sooner than most people do. Your keen awareness allows you to sense what others are thinking and feeling. Before issues cause people to be angry, you direct everyone's attention to areas where they already share
the same ideas, philosophies, or viewpoints. Simply put: You have a gift for helping people find
common ground. This makes it easier for them to politely and courteously resolve their differences.


I can't post the explanations for my Spiritual strengths because the test thing did something silly and matched my strengths up with odd things, eg Administration-Tasks with Wisdom!

Cam said...

1. Restorative

You love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, you can be energized by it. You enjoy the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what is wrong, and finding the solution. You may prefer practical problems or conceptual ones or personal ones. You may seek out specific kinds of problems that you have met many times before and that you are confident you can fix. Or you may feel the greatest push when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. Your exact preferences are determined by your other themes and experiences. But what is certain is that you enjoy bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory. Intuitively, you know that without your intervention, this thing—this machine, this technique, this person, this company—might have ceased to function. You fixed it, resuscitated it, rekindled its vitality. Phrasing it the way you might, you saved it.

2. Individualization

Your Individualization theme leads you to be intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You are impatient with generalizations or “types” because you don’t want to obscure what is special and distinct about each person. Instead, you focus on the differences between individuals. You instinctively observe each person’s style, each person’s motivation, how each thinks, and how each builds relationships. You hear the one-of-a-kind stories in each person’s life. This theme explains why you pick your friends just the right birthday gift, why you know that one person prefers praise in public and another detests it, and why you tailor your teaching style to accommodate one person’s need to be shown and another’s desire to “figure it out as I go.” Because you are such a keen observer of other people’s strengths, you can draw out the best in each person. This Individualization theme also helps you build productive teams. While some search around for the perfect team “structure” or “process,” you know instinctively that the secret to great teams is casting by individual strengths so that everyone can do a lot of what they do well.

3. Strategy

It’s very likely that you may notice that multiple solutions to nagging problems just pop into your mind. Sometimes you study each option from many different angles. Perhaps you carefully evaluate the entire situation, then choose the alternative that makes the most sense. Why? Maybe you aim to outscore or outperform your rivals. By nature, you are innovative, inventive, original, and resourceful. Your mind allows you to venture beyond the commonplace, the familiar, or the obvious. You entertain ideas about the best ways to reach a goal, increase productivity, or solve a problem. First, you think of alternatives. Then you choose the best option. Driven by your talents, you long to know more so you remain on the cutting edge of your field or areas of interest. Your inventive mind usually generates more possibilities than you can handle or fund. Nonetheless, you are committed to acquiring knowledge and/or skills. You study everything involved in a situation and conceive entirely new ways of seeing or doing things. What you already know prompts you to ask questions and delve even deeper into a subject or problem. Instinctively, you can reconfigure factual information or data in ways that reveal trends, raise issues, identify opportunities, or offer solutions. You bring an added dimension to discussions. You make sense out of seemingly unrelated information. You are likely to generate multiple action plans before you choose the best one. Because of your strengths, you might have a knack for identifying problems. You might generate alternatives for solving them. Sometimes you consider the pros and cons of each option. Perhaps you factor into your thinking prevailing circumstances or available resources. Maybe you feel life is good when you think you may be choosing the best course of action.

4. Learner

You love to learn. The subject matter that interest you most will be determine by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than a content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first feel fact, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learn, the growing confidence of a skill mastered - this is the process that entices you. Your excitment leads you to engaged in adult learning experience - yoga or piano leasson or graduated class. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environment where you are asked to take on short project assignment and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matters in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This learner theme is not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credintial. The outcome of the learning is less significance than the "getting there."

5. Belief

By nature, you strive to find meaning in your existence. Adding value to the lives of other people enriches your own. Because of your strengths, you sense you are not all alone in the world. You probably feel linked with every person and living thing. This openness explains why you invite a vast array of people to participate in conversations, activities, social events, or groups. It’s very likely that you might feel best about yourself when you are honest and forthright. Perhaps telling untruths or
omitting important facts violates your personal code of ethics. Chances are good that you have no doubts about being linked in some way with everything in the universe. This includes all creation and all humankind. Instinctively, you enter contests simply to have fun. In the process, you often find yourself part of something much larger such as building team spirit or raising funds for a worthy cause. This sense of being linked to other people means a lot more to you than finishing first or claiming an award.

Spirituals Gifts:

1.

This gift equips one to discover and understand the scriptures and biblical concepts that help people acknowledge God and follow his ways. An example of leading through knowledge would be having insight into some biblical truth (2 Tim. 2:7) and then sharing this insight with someone or living it out in one’s own life.

2. Discernment.

This gift equips one to know instinctively what is going on beyond the surface, whether of a situation or an individual. Those with the gift of discernment have the ability to determine genuineness or phoniness. An example of leading through discernment would be a person judging that someone wants to be in a position of leadership out of a wrong motive (1 Jn. 4:1-3). "- Are good judges of character
- Are able to understand different personality types
- Are aware of things that go on under the surface in people and situations
- Can quickly recognize authenticity and see through falsity
- Can sense the Spirit’s working (forces of good) and Satan’s attacks (forces of evil)"

3. Faith.

This gift equips one to have a strong belief that God can overcome any problem and can be trusted to act on our behalf. An example of leading through faith is believing that God can change lives, acting on that belief, and inspiring others with it (Rom. 4:18-25; 1 Cor. 13:2). "- Have an unshakeable trust in God’s power and love which they can help others to see
- Are not dismayed when situations look bleak, believing that “all things work together towards the good for those who love the Lord”
- Believe that things happen for a reason and that God is active in the world
- Are bold in their prayer life, asking God for things which only he could make possible
- See no challenge as insurmountable, and set very high spiritual, financial, and relational goals"

4. Encouragement

This gift equips one to “lift the spirits” of a person, positively affirm someone’s ability, or strongly urge someone to take some action for God. An example of someone leading through encouragement would be seeing potential in someone and calling on him or her to use this potential (Acts 11:23). "- Notice those who are down and seek to lift them up through words, notes, etc.
- are able to inspire others to more fully live for God
- See potential for good in people and seek to bring it out in them
- Can help restore confidence or bring about new confidence in a person
- Desire to provide comfort for those who are in mourning"

5. Prophetic Ministry

Feel compelled to call the lost back to God, providing correction and upholding right and wrong, often in regards to social justice. It is not foretelling the future, but speaking the words of God. Historically, these lonely voices have been marginalized by God’s people and need to be affirmed in their role. An example of leading through prophetic ministry would be calling the church out because of its neglect of the poor (Amos 5:11-13).

amy g said...

amy G said...
4.6,32 Mercy
- you are a good judges of character
- Are able to understand different personality types
- Are aware of things that go on under the surface in people and situations
- Can quickly recognize authenticity and see through falsity
- Can sense the Spirit’s working (forces of good) and Satan’s attacks (forces of evil)

4.6,32 Helping
- Are friendly and able to interact with people comfortably
- Like to meet and greet new people and have “never met a stranger”
- Are willing to open up their home to local and traveling members, visitors, and neighbors, perhaps even for extended amounts of time
- Enjoy putting together social parties and get togethers
- Have a strong desire and ability to make strangers and visitors feel welcome.

You might also consider your next three Spiritual Gifts
4.4,32 Prayer
- Have a good understanding of biblical concepts and passages, and can make them understandable to others
- Are good at leading biblical discussions, asking questions that engage people and help them understand Scripture
- Can provide verbal and hands-on examples to illustrate and convey God’s truths
- Are looked up for their way of life, which is centered around God and Christ
- Help others develop good spiritual habits and life skills
4.1,31 Discernment
- Have an unshakeable trust in God’s power and love which they can help others to see
- Are not dismayed when situations look bleak, believing that “all things work together towards the good for those who love the Lord”
- Believe that things happen for a reason and that God is active in the world
- Are bold in their prayer life, asking God for things which only he could make possible
- See no challenge as insurmountable, and set very high spiritual, financial, and relational goals
4.0,29 Hospitality
- Are able to make good choices when faced with multiple paths
- Others seek them out when faced with difficult choices
- Live good lives, filled with humility, self-control, and dependence upon God
- Can help bring peace to situations through their insight
- Are able to objectively differentiate between competing pathways or points of view.

shawnean said...

shawnean said:


Strategic
People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.



Belief
People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.



Empathy
People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others' lives or others' situations.



Developer
People who are especially talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from these improvements.



Responsibility
People who are especially talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

shawnean said...

Score Raw Score Spiritual Gifts
3.9 27 Mercy
3.9 27 Faith
3.7 26 Wisdom
3.7 26 Prophetic Ministry
3.4 24 Encouragement
3.4 24 Discernment
3.4 24 Prayer
3.4 24 Teaching
3.3 23 Pastoral Care / Shepherding
3.3 23 Knowledge
3.1 22 Helping
3.1 22 Hospitality
3.0 21 Administration – Tasks
3.0 21 Evangelism
3.0 21 Speaking
2.9 20 Leadership
2.9 20 Service
2.6 18 Giving
2.6 18 Administration – Coordination of People & Projects
2.3 16 "Apostolic" / Missional Leadership
Score Raw Score Top 5 Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Gifts Definitions



3.9 27 Mercy

Encouragement—This gift equips one to “lift the spirits” of a person, positively affirm someone’s ability, or strongly urge someone to take some action for God. An example of someone leading through encouragement would be seeing potential in someone and calling on him or her to use this potential (Acts 11:23).


3.9 27 Faith

Leadership—
Just as there are evangelists but all are called to make disciples, so there is a gift of leadership, though all are called to lead through the Spiritual gifts which they have been given. This gift equips one to influence others in such a way that they willingly follow this person, often by painting a vision of the ministry or project. An example of leading through the gift of Leadership would be initiating an annual mission trip and inspiring others to participate in this ministry (Acts 18:18).


3.7 26 Wisdom

Administration (Tasks) - This is an organizational gift that helps the church fulfill its purpose. Those with the gift of adminstration (tasks) are attentive to detail, and they can bring order to and efficiency in accomplishing tasks.


3.7 26 Prophetic Ministry

Evangelism—Those gifted in evangelism are effective in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost and helping them come to faith in some way. An example of leading through evangelism would be a person telling someone what Christ has done in his or her own life (Jn. 4:39-42).


3.4 24 Encouragement

Mercy—This gift equips one to respond lovingly and compassionately to those who are suffering or have struggled with sin or the conditions of life. An example of leading through mercy would be feeding a homeless person (Mt. 25:35).