Gift Discovery

As a member of Central Baptist Church, you are essential to the health and strength of the body. We will only function as effectively as God intended if each member is doing its part. That is why we have a strong conviction that each member has a place in ministry. There are many ministry opportunities at Central for God to use your unique gifts and talents. Ministry descriptions are included in the Member's Information packet.

This is an optional survey designed to assist you in identifying your strengths in ministry and service in the local church. It is not designed to be an exhaustive analysis of spiritual gifts, but instead to highlight areas of strength based on what motivates you spiritually (Romans 12:3-9). Your spiritual gifts may or may not be similar to your natural talents or acquired skills. Do not solely rely on this profile to determine your ministry. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you where God wants to use you.

Keep in mind when you score yourself that most of these are desirable traits for a Christian to have, and giving yourself a Never or Seldom on a particular trait does not mean that you are unspiritual, but rather that it is not a primary motivating factor for you as an individual. Once your primary areas of ministry strength are identified, we can then use this information to identify specific service opportunities which may be of interest to you.

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1.  I like to organize and plan.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

2.  I enjoy being asked to share my advice or being an encouragement to others.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

3.  It is important to me that money I give to the church is used as effectively as possible.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

4.  Those who are in distress or elated seem drawn to me.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

5.  I seem to be able to notice sin before others are aware of it.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

6.  Routine work for church that others find tedious is enjoyable for me.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

7.  I am able to instruct others in the exact meaning of words and passages in Scripture.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

8.  I finish projects and make decisions with great speed.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

9.  I give practical, step-by-step advice to those in need.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

10.  I watch my finances closely so that I can give freely to Godís work.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

11.  I enjoy doing kind deeds for people who are unable or will not return them.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

12.  I am compelled to unmask sin in other people.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

13.  I enjoy doing repetitive tasks for the glory of God.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

14.  I have the ability to make difficult passages understandable.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

15.  I enjoy setting goals and then making plans to meet those goals.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

16.  I am more interested in studying passages of scripture with practical applications than deep theological truth.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

17.  It is fun for me to give freely because I love God.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

18.  I like encouraging those in hospitals and homes for the aged by visiting them.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

19.  I boldly tell others about evils in our government and other worldly systems.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

20.  I like being asked to do jobs at church.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

21.  Others have expressed to me that I have assisted them in learning Biblical truth in a meaningful way.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

22.  I volunteer to organize others when I sense a lack of organization.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

23.  Teaching that canít be applied bothers me.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

24.  I am willing to do without in order to give money for Godís kingdom.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

25.  I want to be a comfort to Christians who are sick or in the midst of a distress.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

26.  I enjoy being used by God to teach and caution large groups of believers.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

27.  I like projects which require a hands-on approach.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

28.  I enjoy spending a lot of time studying the Bible so I can share these truths with others.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

29.  I thrive on organizing people, ideas, and resources to improve the efficiency of a ministry.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

30.  like assisting others in resolving difficult questions in their lives.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

31.  I notice when others have a material or financial need.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

32.  I like doing special things for people who are sick or having difficulties.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

33.  I desire for the audience to be convicted after I proclaim Godís Word.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

34.  I consider myself a task-oriented person.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

35.  I find contentment studying Godís Word and communicating my understanding to others.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

36.  I have put into place effective plans to meet group goals.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

37.  I enjoy assisting others in the midst of problems by giving them practical advice.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

38.  I trust that God will meet all my needs so that I can give sacrificially a portion of all my income.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

39.  I am greatly concerned with being a comfort to others.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

40.  I want my instructing to cause others to see what God is saying and to respond.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

41.  I prefer following rather than leading.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never

42.  I prefer to compile my own material, instead of using another teacherís material for a presentation.
Always     Often     Seldom     Never