Read below to discover more about what your Spiritual Gift scores mean. Haven't taken the inventory yet? You can do it here.
The gift of administration is the special ability to understand clearly the immediate and long-range goals of a particular unit of the Body of Christ, and to devise and execute effective plans for the accomplishment of those goals. (1 Corinthians 12:28, Acts 6:1-7, Titus 1:5, Proverbs 24:3-4)
Unlike the twelve Apostles in the early church who actually saw the Lord and spread the Word and planted churches far and wide. Apostle’s today do not have the same authority as the Apostles Christ appointed. Today’s apostles have a clear vision to start new ministries where other may not. They make great church planters and strong leaders. Apostles today have a Spirit led calling to reach out where others may never dare. They demonstrate tremendous abilities in influencing others to follow. They also have a contagious and industrious enthusiasm to cross cultural, geographical, and economic boundaries for Christ.
The gift of craftsmanship is the special ability to use your hands, thoughts, and mind to further the Kingdom of God through artistic, creative means. People with this gift may also serve as leaders for others in forming their abilities in this area. The gift may also be used in the areas of maintenance, care, and upkeep for the benefit and beautification of God's Kingdom here on earth. (2 Chronicles 34:9-13, Exodus 30:22-25, Exodus 31:3-11, Acts 16:14, Acts 18:3)
The gift of discernment is evident in those who have unusual ability to see through a lot of confusion and pin point problems and solutions. They are concerned about right and wrong. They tend to listen well and hear the little and seemingly insignificant things that shed light on a specific need. Those with the gift of discernment are often more serious. They distinguish between good and evil, truth and error. They like to ask questions and then give advise. They often relate problem to the violation of biblical principles. They feel strongly about obeying truth and living by the Word of God.
The gift of evangelism is the special ability to share the Gospel with unbelievers in such a way that men and women become disciples of Jesus and responsible members of the body of Christ. (2 Timothy 4:5, Ephesians 4:11, Romans 10:15, Acts 5:42, Acts 10:36, Acts, 13:32, Acts 8:5-6, Acts 11:20, Acts 21:8)
The gift of exhortation/wisdom is the special ability to minister words of comfort consolation, encouragement, and counsel to other members of the Body in such a way that they feel helped and healed. A person with this gift has insight and understanding of life situations which arise, perceiving what to do and how to do it. ( 1 Corinthians 2:1-13, 1 Corinthians 12:8, 2 Corinthians 9, 1 Timothy 4:13, 2 Peter 3:15-16, Acts 6:3, 10)
The gift of faith is often found in those with the obvious ability to trust God in the most adverse circumstances. Every Christian has a measure of saving faith, but those with the gift of faith have a deeper dependence upon God and His Word. Those with the gift of faith have the ability to overlook the obstacles and see the possibilities. This gift exceeds simple optimism because it is connected to God’s supernatural intervention into difficult and even impossible situations. The more impossible the situation, the greater the faith they tend to have.
The gift of giving is the special ability to contribute material resources to the work of the Lord with great joy, eagerness, and liberality. (Mark 12:41-44, Malachi 3:10 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 9:2, Luke 18:12 Romans 12:8)
The gift of healing demonstrate not only genuine sensitivity to those who are suffering, but who also are used by God to bring restoration and healing to the sick. The person with this gift often also has the gift of faith. They have an unwavering belief in God’s power through the Holy Spirit to bring about healing in one form or another (supernaturally or naturally via doctors and medicine or through death –God’s ultimately healing). Often they are able to pray, touch, or speak words that bring supernatural encouragement and sometime physical healing and/ or improvement.
The gift of helps is the special ability to invest one's talents in the life and ministry of other members of the Body, thus enabling the persons helped to increase their effectiveness in the use of their gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Timothy 6:2 1 Peter 4:9-10, Mark 2:3-4 Acts 9:36,Romans 16:1-2)
The gift of hospitality is the special ability to provide an open house and warm welcome to those in need of food and lodging; to care for those not in the immediate family with joy and effectiveness. (Acts 16:15, Acts 21:16-17 Hebrews 13:1-2, Romans 12:9-13, Romans 16:23, 3 John 5-8)
The gift of intercession is the special ability to pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis, and also to see frequent and specific answers to one's prayers to a degree much greater than a fellow Christian who does not have an intercessory gift. (Colossians 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:1-8, James 5:14-16, Acts 12:1-17 Acts 16:25-31 )
The gift of interpretation of tongues is the divine enablement to make known to the body of Christ the message of one who is speaking in tongues or an unknown language. Its purpose is to edify, challenge or bring conviction to God’s people and to glorify God. The gift of interpretation often has a prophetic overtone in it’s delivery.
The gift of knowledge is the special ability to discover, accumulate, analyze, and clarify information and ideas that are pertinent to the growth and well-being of the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:8, Mark 2:6-8 John 1:45-50, Acts 5:1-11? 2 Corinthians 11:1-6, Colossians 2:2,3)
The gift of leadership, much like the gift of administration, is evident in those who demonstrate an unusual ability to influence others. They seem to have an independent determination to challenge and direct others toward a specific goal. They stand out and take stands. Those with the gift of leadership tend to be multi-talented, excelling in both their people and task skills. Often they are results oriented and goal driven. They are often, but not always visionaries who can envision the future of a church or ministry.
The gift of mercy is the special ability to feel genuine concern and compassion for individuals, both Christian and non-Christian, who suffer distressing physical, mental, or emotional problems, and to translate that compassion into cheerfully-done deeds which reflect Christ's love and alleviate their suffering. (Romans 12:8, Matthew 5:7, Mark 9:41, Luke 10:35-37, Acts 9:36)
The gift of miracles is the divine enablement to authenticate the ministry and the message of God through supernatural interventions that glorify God and point to His reality. People with this gift often are able to speak God’s truth and have it accompanied with a miracle. This could be in the form of a healing, a word of knowledge, the casting out of a demonic force in a person’s life or have a prophetic word given them.
The gift of music is the special ability to use one's voice in the singing of praises and joy to the Lord for the benefit of others, or to play a musical instrument to the praise of the Lord and for the benefit of others. (1 Chronicles 16:41-42, 2 Chronicles 5:12-13, 2 Chronicles 34:12, 1 Samuel 16:15-19, Deuteronomy 31:22)
The gift of serving is the special ability to identify the unmet needs involved in a task related to God's work, and to make use of available resources to meet those needs and help accomplish the desired goals. (2 Corinthians 8:16-20, 2 Timothy 1:16-18, Romans 12:7, Acts 6:1-7, Luke 22:22-27)
The gift of shepherding is the special ability to nurture, care for, and guide people toward on-going spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ. The person with this gift enjoys spending time nurturing and caring for others, and enjoys giving guidance and practical support to a small group of people. (Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 5:1-4 John 10:1-1)
The gift of teaching is the special ability to communicate information relevant to the health and ministry of the body and its members (children and/or adults) in such a way that they will learn and be edified. (1 Corinthians 12:28, Romans 12:7, 1 Timothy 3:2, 2 Timothy 2:2, Acts 18:24-28, Ephesians 4:11-14, Acts 20:20-21)
The gift of tongues is the ability to speak, worship or pray in a language unknown to the speaker for the purpose of prayer or to deliver a message to the body of Christ. (Acts 2:1-13, Acts 10:44-46, Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 12:10,28, 1 Corinthians 13:1, 14:13-19, 26-28, 39)
The gift of writing is the special ability to formulate thoughts and ideas into meaningful written forms so that the reader will find courage, guidance, knowledge, or edification through the words shared with them. (Acts 15:19-20, Psalms 45:1, Philippians 3:1, Jude 3 1 Timothy 3:14-15)