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Score Yourself

Transfer your letter responses from the numbered questions to each of the 12 tables below. Write in the equivalent numerical value according to this scale:

N=-2 O=-1 F=0 M=+1 H=+2

NOTE: I have made the results of my spiritual gift test in red.

1. PROPHECY

QUESTION: 1 22 35 45 56

LETTER: H, H, M, O, H

VALUE: +2, +2, +1, -1, +2

SCORE: 6

PROPHECY: Strong verbal qualities; feels God’s leadership in speaking; direct and to the point in conversations; controversial and often misunderstood although usually relevant and helpful; aims at the heart of the problem does not “beat around the bush”; interested in politics, public concerns and world issues.

2. SERVICE

QUESTION: 2 24 44 46 59

LETTER: M, M, H, F, F

VALUE: +1, +1, +2, 0, 0

SCORE: 4

SERVICE: Closely tuned to everyday needs of persons; desires to be helpful in specific, concrete ways; warm, caring, and loving; full of good deeds; levelheaded in crisis situations; low visibility; works in the background as a support and strength to more prominent leaders.

3. TEACHING

QUESTION: 3 214 25 43 47

LETTER: H, F, M, F, M

VALUE: +2, 0, +1, 0, 1

SCORE: 4

TEACHING: Desire to speak truth in ways that nurture growth; good at instructing and making things plain; capacity to analyze, explain, and interpret facts; levelheaded; ability to focus on problems and issues; well aware that truth and example go together; willingness to “be an example” for others.

4.EXHORTING

QUESTION: 4 14 26 42 57

LETTER: H, H, H, M, M

VALUE: +2, +2, +2, +1, +1

SCORE: 8

EXHORTING: Capacity for stirring and inspiring speech; sensitive to others’ problems and dilemmas; provides revealing answers that others find helpful; confrontational, but not offensive; long-suffering and patient with the weakness of others; “spur one another on toward one and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24-258).

5. SHARING

QUESTION: 5 19 41 48 58

LETTER: F, F, H, H, M

VALUE: +2, +2, 0, 0, +1

SCORE: 5

SHARING: Appreciation for simple and natural things; willing to share material possessions; opener in sharing personal experience, particularly in relation to one’s faith; in touch with inner feelings and has the ability to communicate these feelings to others; satisfaction from sharing one’s resources freely.

6. LEADING

QUESTION: 6 18 28 40 49

LETTER: F, M, F, O, M

VALUE: 0, +1, 0, -1, 1

SCORE: 1

LEADING: Interested in organization and delegation; confident in “standing before” others; ability to see needs and provide leadership in meeting needs; hardworking; gives attention to detail; concerned about directions that are according to the “purposes and will of God.”

7.MERCY

QUESTION: 7 17 29 39 50

LETTER: H, M, H, F, H

VALUE: +2, +1, +2, 0, +2

SCORE: 7

MERCY: Compassionate and caring beyond both natural sympathy and normal Christian caring; bears others’ burdens; senses in others the emotions of pain, affliction, and despair; action-oriented; an readiness of mind to help those who are weak; a feeling of happiness that comes from doing merciful deeds.

8. LOVE

QUESTION: 8 16 30 38 51

LETTER: M, O, F, F, F

VALUE: +1, -1, 0, 0, 0

SCORE: 0

LOVE: Supernatural capacity for intimacy and closeness; feels affection toward many; desires to be in harmony with others; ability to give without expectation of conditions being met; willing to forgive; orientation to practical needs of others; believe people are “one big family.”

9: ENTHUSIASM

QUESTION: 9 15 31 37 52

LETTER: H, M, H, F, H

VALUE: +2, +1, +2, 0, 2

SCORE: 7

ENTHUSIASM: Highly motivated; ability to bring “sparkle” and excitement to a situation; unusual capacity to give themselves in service, to be caught up and absorbed in a task or project; intense and emotional; provide feeling of adventure and passion about past, present, and future events.

10. HOPE

QUESTION: 10 32 36 53 60

LETTER: M, M, F, H, H

VALUE: +1, +1, 0, +2, +2

SCORE: 6

HOPE: Sensitive to spiritual concerns; optimistic about other persons’ motives and actions; not easily disappointed in persons; ability to “bounce back” from “hard knocks”; strong in difficult situations; patient in times of trouble; what God has done in the past is basis for what He will do in future; enduring; steadfast.

11. PRAYER

QUESTION: 11 13 23 33 54

LETTER: H, M, M, M, H

VALUE: +2, +1, +1, +1, +2

SCORE: 7

PRAYER: Supernatural capacity to express affection toward God and others in simplicity; often childlike in faith,, playful, spontaneous; not overly self-conscious; able to put into words the concerns, feelings, and desires of the heart; tuned in to the needs of others; faith that God can do anything and that He will.

12. HOSPITALITY

QUESTION: 12 20 27 34 55

LETTER: M, M, F, F, M

VALUE: +1, +1, 0, 0, +1

SCORE: 3

HOSPITALITY: Outgoing informal, friendly; “never meets a stranger”; unusual ability to make others feel welcome, and at ease; does things for others with no thought of reward; helps without being asked; puts people before things; has a “what is mine is yours” attitude; satisfied in the giving and serving of others.