Thursday, June 15, 2006

A few more tests

Well, since I am on the kick of these tests, let me put up a few more links to look at. I guess, if you are really interested, somewhere in the cross section of these tests is an idea of what you take them for.

I know this is more the job of relationship with the leaders in the church, so I am not saying these tests are Gospel. What I do like about them is that they make you think about things. You have to take a look at yourself when you answer. That is important as many times we just don't do this.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Ok, I took the test

I finally had some time to take the spiritual gifting test. It was pretty interesting.
Here is how I scored in case you wanted to know:
  • Evangelism 15
  • Prophesy 16
  • Teaching 15
  • Exhortation 15
  • Pastor/Shepherd 21
  • Showing Mercy 15
  • Serving 17
  • Giving 13
  • Administration 17
This basically shows about where I am. I see I have to work on giving a little more. I was disappointed to see that number. I guess I need to check my heart in that area.

What is also interesting to note about this test is that in the people surveyed in the church at large the three weakest areas are serving, prophesy and giving. Less than 2% of people surveyed were strong in prophesying and giving, and around 3% in serving. That sounds like the American Dream conflicting with the Gospel.

Well, other than that, this test is pretty accurate about who I am and how I am gifted.

Friday, June 2, 2006

A test I want to take

This oughtta be interesting.

I will write about the results when I finish the test. It should be interesting as I want to know what I am supposed to be doing in light of my current situation as a youth pastor/leader, missionary, ministry website designer (is that part of the five fold ministry???) and what has been prophesied over me.

Yes, I am being somewhat sarcastic. Please cut me some slack, I am recovering from a concussion and watched Cassablanca last night. It should be interesting to look at though. Sometimes things like this bring up things you don't normally think of. They do require a little thought.