Spiritual Gifts Evaluator

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Spiritual Gifts Explorer
A tool to help you evaluate the possibility of the presence of your spiritual gifts as a believer in Jesus, the Christ. It is impossible to know just from answering some questions, that you possess specific, spiritual gifts. However, this test is designed to help you discover gifts which you may have, so that you may choose to explore those areas for the building of God's church and to His glory. 
Gifts sometimes, may be similar to talents, such as all people may have, but they are different in that they are given by the Spirit of God to believers in Jesus. They can work with talents to enhance them, or they may work independantly, where no talent was previously known to exist. Some of the gifts are super-naturally distinct from any natural talents.
Gifts are properly used in humility to serve. They are to benefit others, and no gift should make a person think of himself or herself as any better than anyone else. After all, gifts are not to the credit of the gifted, but are to the credit of the giver, God Himself who chose to distribute spiritual gifts as He determines.
The questions below are taken from the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire, and presented here in a way, that make the test easy to take and self scoring. The questions should be answered honestly, with no desire to skew the results, and answered realistically, not with what you wish were the answers. Whether you choose to share the results with anyone, is of course your decision. It is possible that others who know you, may affirm that the scores reflect  what these individuals have obesrved in your life, or they may tend to inform you that the results don't seem to reflect your life and gifting.
Neither the results of this examination, nor the opinions of others, should be considered authoritve, they merely present avenues for exploration and discovery.
The forward of the document from which these 125 questions were taken, said this:
You are about to become involved in an exciting spiritual exercise. God has given you one or more spiritual gifts if you are a Christian, and discovering that gift or gifts will be a thrilling experience. You will be asked to answer the 125 questions found in the Wagner modified Houts questionnaire. This spiritual gifts discovery instrument was originally suggested by Dr. Richard F. Houts, a professor in the North American Baptist Theological Seminary, in 1976. Subsequently it has been modified by C. PeterWagner of the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism and Church Growth, and keyed in to his classic book, "Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow", now the best selling book in the field of spiritual gifts. The copy you have in your hand is the fifth editionand the first complete revision of the original published version. 
Thousands and thousands of believers have been blessed by taking the modified Houts questionnaire. Constant feedback from them has enabled us to refine it to the point where it will give you a fairly accurate picture of what kind of ministry God expects you to be carrying out in your group of believers.
 However, do not regard the results of this test as final. The three or four gifts you score highest in may not be your spiritual gifts. But you can be sure in any case that they are a starting point for prayer and experimentation You will need other members of the body of Christ to help you confirm what gifts you have. 
An excellent use of this questionnaire is to fill it in as part of the “Spiritual Gifts Discovery Workshop” offered by the Fuller Institute. A pastor or teacher in your church can administer this workshop, and the Fuller Institute provides all instructional materials needed by both teacher and participant. - C. Peter Wagner
Before you take the test, it would be best to print the Gifts and Ministries page to transfer your results to.
Below are questions numbered 1 through 125. To the right of the questions, are "radio buttons".
The left radio button is un-labeled. It is used to reset a question to the un-answered status.
If a question is un-answered, a question mark is displayed to it's right.
When an answer is chosen, a value from 0 to 3 is assigned for the answers chosen, replacing the question marks.
STEP I For each question, choose a button denoting to what extent the statement is true of your life: MUCH, SOME, LITTLE, or NONE.
STEP II When you are finished (make sure
all 125 questions are answered), click the score button at the bottom or top of the page.
STEP III Now, scroll to the top of the page and click on the tab that says "Results & Information" 
STEP IV Complete the page you should have printed (called Gifts and Ministries) to gain a tentative evaluation of where your gifts may lie and to explore the implications for your ministry in the body of Christ
. Go to the original documment, to read definitions and see scripture references.
1 I have a desire to speak direct messages from God that edify or exhort or comfort others.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
2 I have enjoyed relating to a certain group of  people over a long period of time, sharing  personally in their successes and failures.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
3 People have told me that I have helped them learn some biblical truth in a meaningful way.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
4 I have applied spiritual truth effectively to situations in my own life.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
5 Others have told me that I have helped them distinguish key and important facts of scripture.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
6 I have verbally encouraged the wavering, the troubled or the discouraged.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
7 Others in the church have noted that I was able to see through phoniness before it was evident to other people.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
8 I find I manage money well in order to give liberally to the Lord’s work.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
9 I have assisted Christian leaders to relieve them for their essential job.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
10 I have a desire to work with those who have physical or mental problems, to alleviate their suffering.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
11 I feel comfortable relating to ethnics and minorities, and they seem to accept me.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
12 I have led others to a decision for salvation through faith in Christ.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
13 My home is always open to people passing through who need a place to stay.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
14 When in a group, I am often the one others often look to for vision and direction.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
15 When I speak people seem to listen and agree.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
16 When a group I am in is lacking organization, I tend to step in and fill the gap.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
17 Others can point to specific instances where my prayers have resulted in visible miracles.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
18 In the name of the Lord, I have been used in curing diseases instantaneously.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
19 I have spoken in tongues.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
20 Sometimes when a person speaks in tongues, I get an idea about what God is saying.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
21 I could live more comfortably, but I choose not to in order to live with the poor.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
22 I am single and I enjoy it.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
23 I spend at least an hour a day in prayer.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
24 I have spoken to evil spirits and they have obeyed me.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
25 I enjoy being called upon to do special jobs around the church.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
26 Through God I have revealed specific things which will happen in the future
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
27 I have enjoyed assuming the responsibility for the spiritual well being of a particular group of Christians.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
28 I feel I can explain the New Testament teaching about the health and ministry of the body of Christ in a relevant way
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
29 I can intuitively arrive at solutions to fairly complicated problems.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
30 I have had insights of spiritual truth which others have said helped bring them closer to God.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
31 I can effectively motivate people to get involved in ministry when it’s needed.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
32 I can “see” the Spirit of God resting on certain people from time to time.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
33 My giving records show that I give considerably more than 10 percent of my income to the Lord’s work.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
34 Other people have told me that I helped them become more effective in their ministries.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
35 I have cared for others when they have had material of physical needs.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
36 I feel I could learn another language well in order to minister to those in a different culture.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
37 I have shared joyfully how Christ has brought me to Himself in a way that is meaningful to non-believers.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
38 I enjoy taking charge of church suppers or social gatherings.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
39 I have believed God for the impossible and have seen it happen in a tangible way.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
40 Other Christians have followed my leadership because they believed in me.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
41 I enjoy the details of organizing ideas, people, resources and time for more effective ministry.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
42 God has used me personally to perform supernatural signs and wonders.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
43 I enjoy praying for sick people because I know that many of them will be healed as a result.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
44 I have spoken an immediate message of God to His people in a language that I have never learned.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
45 I have interpreted tongues with the result that the body of Christ was edified, exhorted, or comforted.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
46 Living a simple lifestyle is an exciting challenge for me.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
47 Other people have noted that I feel more indifferent about not being married than most.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
48 When I hear a prayer request, I pray for that need for several days at least.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
49 I have actually heard a demon speak in a loud voice.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
50 I don’t have many special skills, but I do what needs to be done around the church.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
51 People have told me that I have communicated timely and urgent messages which have come directly from the Lord.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
52 I feel unafraid of giving spiritual guidance and direction in a group of Christians.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
53 I can devote considerable time to learning new biblical truths in order to communicate them to others.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
54 When a person has a problem I can frequently guide them to the best Biblical solution.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
55 Through study or experience I have discerned major strategies or techniques God seems to use in furthering His kingdom
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
56 People come to me in their afflictions or suffering, and have told me that they have been helped, relieved and healed.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
57 I can tell with a fairly high degree of assurance when a person is afflicted by an evil spirit.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
58 When I am moved by an appeal to give to God’s work, I usually find the money that I need to do it.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
59 I have enjoyed doing routine tasks that led to more effective ministry by others.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
60 I enjoy visiting in hospitals and/or retirement homes, and feel I do well in such a ministry.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
61 People in a different race or culture have been attracted to me, and we have related well.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
62 Non-Christians have noted that they feel comfortable when they are around me, and that I have a positive effect on them toward developing a faith in Christ.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
63 When people come to our home, they indicate that they “feel at home” with us.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
64 Other people have told me that I had faith to accomplish what seemed impossible to them.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
65 When I set goals, others seem to accept them readily.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
66 I have been able to make effective and efficient plans for accomplishing the goals of a group.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
67 God regularly seems to do impossible things through my life.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
68 Others have told me that God healed them of an emotional problem when I ministered to them.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
69 I can speak to God in a language I have never learned.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
70 I have prayed that I may interpret if someone begins speaking in tongues.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
71 I am not poor but I can identify with poor people.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
72 I am glad I have more time to serve the Lord because I am single.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
73 Intercessory prayer is one of my favorite ways of spending time.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
74 Others call on me when they suspect that someone is demonized.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
75 Others have mentioned that I seem to enjoy routine tasks and do well at them.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
76 I sometimes have a strong sense of what God wants to say to people in response to a particular situation.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
77 I have helped fellow believers by guiding them to relevant portions of the Bible and praying with them.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
78 I feel I can communicate Biblical truths to others and see resulting changes in knowledge, attitudes, values, or conduct.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
79 Some people indicate that I have perceived and applied Biblical truth to the specified needs of fellow believers.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
80 I study and read quite a bit in order to learn new Biblical truths.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
81 I have a desire to effectively counsel the perplexed, the guilty or the addicted.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
82 I can recognize whether a person’s teaching is from God, from Satan, or of human origin.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
83 I am so confident that God will meet my needs that I give to Him sacrificially and consistently.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
84 When I do things behind the scenes and others are helped, I am joyful.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
85 People call on me to help those who are less fortunate.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
86 I would be willing to leave comfortable surroundings if it would enable me to share Christ with more people.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
87 I get frustrated when others don’t seem to share their faith with unbelievers as much as I do.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
88 Others have mentioned to me that I am a very hospitable person.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
89 There have been times when I have felt sure I knew God’s specific will for the future growth of His work, even when others did not been so sure.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
90 When I join a group, others seem to back off and expect me to take the leadership.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
91 I am able to give directions to others without using persuasion to get them to accomplish a task.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
92 People have told me that I was God’s instrument which brought supernatural changes in lives or circumstances.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
93 I have prayed for others and physical healing has actually occurred.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
94 When I give a public message in tongues, I expect it to be interpreted.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
95 I have interpreted tongues in a way that seemed to bless others.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
96 Others tell me I sacrifice much materially in order to minister.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
97 I am single and I have little difficulty controlling my sexual desires.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
98 Others have told me that my prayers for them have been answered in tangible ways.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
99 Other people have been instantly delivered from demonic oppression when I have prayed.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
100 I prefer being active and doing something rather than just sitting around talking or reading or listening to a speaker.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
101 I sometimes feel that I know exactly what God wants me to do in ministry at a specific point in time.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
102 People have told me that I have helped them to be restored to the Christian community.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
103 Studying the Bible and sharing my insights with others is very satisfying for me.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
104 I have felt an unusual presence of God and personal confidence when important decisions needed to be made.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
105 I have the ability to discover new truths for myself through reading or observing situations firsthand.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
106 I have urged others to seek a Biblical solution to their affliction or suffering.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
107 I can tell whether a person speaking in tongues is genuine.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
108 I have been willing to maintain a lower standard of living in order to benefit God’s work.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
109 When I serve the Lord, I really don’t care who gets the credit.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
110 I would enjoy spending time with a lonely, shut-in person or someone in prison.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
111 More than most, I have had a strong desire to see people of others countries won to the Lord.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
112 I am attracted to non-believers because of my desire to win them to Christ.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
113 I have desired to make my home available to those in the Lord’s service whenever needed.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
114 Others have told me that I am a person of unusual vision and I agree.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
115 When I am in charge, things seem to run smoothly.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
116 I have enjoyed bearing the responsibility for the success of a particular task within my church.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
117 In the name of the Lord, I have been able to recover sight to the blind.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
118 When I pray for the sick, either I or they feel sensations of tingling or warmth.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
119 When I speak in tongues, I believe it is edifying to the Lord’s body.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
120 I have interpreted tongues in such a way that the message appeared to be directly from God.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
121 Poor people accept me because I choose to live on their level.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
122 I readily identify with Paul’s desire for others to be single as he was.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
123 When I pray, God frequently speaks to me, and I recognize His voice.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
124 I cast out demons in Jesus’ name.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
125 I respond cheerfully when asked to do a job, even if it seems menial.
MUCH SOME LITTLE NONE
Gift Name Gift Score
Prophecy a
Pastor b
Teaching c
Wisdom d
Knoweldge e
Exhortation f
Discerning of Spirits g
Giving h
Helps i
Mercy j
Missionary k
Evangelist l
Hospitality m
Faith n
Leadership o
Administration p
Miracles q
Healing r
Tongues s
Interpretation t
Voluntary Poverty u
Celibacy v
Intercession w
Deliverance ministries x
Service y
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