figuring out your "spiritual gifts".
The Bible makes it clear again and again: You're GIFTED! It's true. God has given you the ability to do certain things. Gifts. Abilities, unique to you, that He desires to use and empower in order to advance His kingdom in His world. To see more of what the Bible has to say about this, check out passages in the Bible like 1Corinthians 12, Romans 12:1-8, Ephesians 4:1-16, 1Peter 4:9-11.
"But what are MY gifts?" That's what we all want to know, right? And for good reason. The clearer we are on how God has gifted us, the more effective we might become in putting those gifts to use in God's world! So we've put together this page of resources to perhaps help you along that journey.
Couple of disclaimers are in order here:
1) We don't maintain any of these links, and don't claim any affiliation with or affirmation of the content of these tests or their related web sites. Proceed at your own risk! (But by all means, proceed!)
2) Taking these tests — and more than one of them! — is a great way to start. But hands down we believe that the best way to discover what your Gifts are and how your Passions, Experiences, and Gifts fit into "the body" is by experimentation and experience!
There's really no substitute for jumping in and trying things out. (In fact, most of these tests assume that you've actually tried doing this stuff.) That said, start clicking away and have fun.
A couple of books you might benefit from checking out (if you're into that sort of thing):
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts the Network Way, by Bruce Bugbee.
What You Do Best in the Body of Christ, by Bruce Bugbee.
Now Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton (popular book that takes a different tact, from a business / marketplace perspective).