I want to do ministry, but how do I know where God wants me to serve?
Well, CUC is pleased to provide you with tools that will help you to answer that very question. Or maybe you are already serving in ministry, but you are not sure if you are in the role or position that God has chosen for you. Either way, the Spiritual Gifts Surveys will help you.
Below you will find information about the surveys, links to the surveys, and scriptural reasons for why and how we should do ministry. Be blessed!
About the surveys
1. What are the Spiritual Gifts Surveys?
Spiritual Gifts Survey #1 is a 128 question test, which ranks the gifts based on the test score.
Spiritual Gifts Survey #2 is the same 128 question test along with an optional survey. The optional portion of the survey, S.H.A.P.E., uses Saddleback Church’s S.H.A.P.E. model of Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experience to help reveal how God has already shaped you for serving Him.
2. How long do the surveys take?
Spiritual Gifts Survey #1 involves multiple choices. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes depending on how much time you spend thinking about your answers.
Spiritual Gifts Survey #2 involves answering questions about your “Spiritual Gifts”, “Heart”, “Abilities”, “Personality”, and your “Experiences”. This is a very helpful and worthwhile assessment. This portion will add at least 15 minutes or more to the session depending on your personal history
3. Will I get a copy of the results?
Yes. Once you have finished the survey, a summary will appear below the questions and answers. You also have the option of providing your email address so that a copy of the results can be emailed to you.
4. What kind of information will I receive?
You will receive scores and rankings, based on your responses, on the following spiritual gifts:
Back to Ministries
Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV) tells us why we should do ministry.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Romans 12:3-8 (NIV) tells how we should do ministry.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.