How to Discover Your Unique Spiritual Gifts
To help you better understand more about your spiritual gifts, below we offer a FREE spiritual gift test as well as brief descriptions of each spiritual gift.
What are spiritual gifts?
A spiritual gift is an “extra ability” given by the Holy Spirit to accomplish a ministry. Every Christian has at least one gift, and it’s possible to have several gifts, although one may be dominant. All the gifts should operate in love for the glory of God and the advancement of the church. The main purpose of a spiritual gift is to be used for the advancement of God’s church in this world. While many of the spiritual gifts could also be considered talents or gifts that could be used in a secular setting as well, we are particularly interested in using these gifts to edify and build up the church.
Every one of us has a spiritual gift, not one of us has every spiritual gift.
Ephesians 4:12-13 explain that all of us have a role in the church. The Apostle Paul says that those in church leadership are called, “to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
If the church is ever going to live up to the fullest expression of Jesus then every single person in the church needs to discover and put to use their spiritual gift(s).
So, let’s do this!
So, how do I know what my spiritual gifts are?
If you’ve not yet taken the Red Letter Spiritual Gift Test please take the quick test. The entire 130-question test only takes about 15 minutes to complete and you will be emailed your results.
How do I understand more about my spiritual gifts?Here are quick descriptions of each spiritual gift as well as companion Bible readings that go along with them. They are listed in alphabetical order. Thanks to Tyndale, Holy Cross Lutheran, and C. Peter Wagner for providing many of these descriptions.
- Interpreting Tongues
- Next Generation
- Speaking in Tongues