Welcome to the Spiritual Gifts assessment site. At Denver First Nazarene Church we believe that God has gifted each person in a unique way according to God’s will in their lives. In order for each person to find God’s calling in their life and continue to grow in their faith and service to God we have to begin with Spiritual Gifts.
Before you take the test it is important to read the paragraphs below to ensure accuracy in the results.
The questions are meant to reach the “gut level” of your feelings rather than responding in the way you wish was true. Don’t answer in the way others have told you that you should be / feel. Don’t respond based on what you wish you did or what a special family member or friend has told you that you should do/feel. Your initial feeling is your best response. You will see the gradient scale for your answers.
Included in the list of 24 Spiritual Gifts is one listed as Language (Tongues). There is much division in the faith community when it comes to the practice and intention of the gift of language in scripture. We feel it is important to recognize the scriptural basis for this gift and the contribution it makes to the body of Christ. I have included an excellent article written by one of the former General Superintendants of the Nazarene denomination; Dr. John A. Knight. It summarizes the areas of mis-use of the tongues practice in the church from the Wesleyan faith perspective.
The questions listed in the test reflect the scriptural emphasis of the gift of Language and the contribution it can make to the advancement of the gospel in certain settings as God sees fit to use it. In the Discover Serving class that we teach at DFC, we discuss these concepts before taking the test. At least you have a chance to see our perspective on this gift prior to the test. We want there to be clarity about this issue. If you happen to have a difference of opinion, we respect that and know it will not change the accuracy of the test for you in any way. All the gifts given by the Holy Spirit result in unity of the Body of Christ and are intended to bring glory to God.
At DFC we make leadership decisions based on two things; a person’s Spiritual Gifts and Strengths according to honest assessments. And the practice and affirmation of those gifts and strengths by the church leadership and the body of Christ. When we begin to use our gifts in areas of our strengths and passion, the people around us
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