A little something you might like to have a go at when you have a moment: Spiritual Gifts Analysis.
A caveat – these kinds of tools are just that, no more than tools. They can help give an indication of areas in your life that you may be gifted, however they don’t give a whole picture, and indeed many of the questions can be rather ambiguous. So they can be useful, but only as a tool within a wider context. Currently the leadership of our church are doing this, so it could be interesting to see what comes out of it. This is how I did:
Spiritual Gifts Strength
Showing Mercy 5
On first glance, it’s not too far off the mark. It’s always nice to know that I didn’t totally fail the prophetic angle, heh. I think the pastoral/teaching score comes down to the desire to take what God has shown and expound it – this is the prophetic imperative. Certainly I don’t have too much in the way of soft pastoral skills…..
If you have a go at the analysis you can always post it here too. Does anybody know of a good, in-depth gifting questionaire where the individual questions are perhaps less ambiguous?