Life Sketch

 

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Who am I?

This portion of the review will help give a detailed look at how you are wired by first assessing your personality, and then your areas of primary spiritual giftedness.

Personality

For this section, first complete the personality test through this link, and then fill in your results below:

Extroverted
Introverted
iNtuitive
Sensing
Feeling
Thinking
Judging
Perceiving

Spiritual Gifts

Rate how often each statement is reflected in your life:

1. I enjoy working with others in determining ministry goals and objectives.
Rarely Often
2. I have a strong desire to start or be involved in a new ministry.
Rarely Often
3. I delight in telling lost people about what Christ has done for them.
Rarely Often
4. It bothers me that some people are hurting and discouraged.
Rarely Often
5. I have a strong ability to see what needs to be done and believe that God will do it.
Rarely Often
6. I love to give a significant proportion of my resources to God’s work.
Rarely Often
7. I have a strong capacity to recognize practical needs and to do something about them.
Rarely Often
8. I have a clear vision for the direction of a ministry.
Rarely Often
9. I always feel strong compassion for those in difficult situations.
Rarely Often
10. I have a strong desire to nurture God’s people.
Rarely Often
11. I spend a significant portion of my time each week studying the Bible.
Rarely Often
12. I am motivated to design plans to accomplish ministry goals.
Rarely Often
13. I prefer to create my own ministry problems than to inherit others.
Rarely Often
14. I have a strong attraction to lost people.
Rarely Often
15. I am very concerned that more people are not serving the Lord.
Rarely Often
16. I have a strong capacity to trust God for the difficult things in life.
Rarely Often
17. I am eager to financially support ministries that are accomplishing significant things for God.
Rarely Often
18. I enjoy helping people meet their practical needs.
Rarely Often
19. I find that I have a strong capacity to attract followers in my ministry.
Rarely Often
20. I am always motivated to sympathize with those in the midst of a crisis.
Rarely Often
21. I am at my best when leading and shepherding a small group of believers.
Rarely Often
22. I have strong insight into the Bible and how it applies to people’s lives.
Rarely Often
23. I feel significant when developing budgets to accomplish a good plan.
Rarely Often
24. I am motivated to minister in places where no one else has ministered.
Rarely Often
25. I find that unsaved people enjoy spending time with me.
Rarely Often
26. I have a strong desire to encourage Christians to mature in Christ.
Rarely Often
27. I delight in the truth that God accomplishes things that seem impossible to most people.
Rarely Often
28. God has greatly blessed me with life’s provisions in order to help others.
Rarely Often
29. I enjoy making personal sacrifices to help others.
Rarely Often
30. I prefer to lead people more than to follow them.
Rarely Often
31. I delight in extending a hand to those in difficulty.
Rarely Often
32. I enjoy showing attention to those who are in need of care and concern.
Rarely Often
33. I am motivated to present God’s truth to people so that they better understand the Bible.
Rarely Often
34. I am at my best when creating an organizational structure for a plan.
Rarely Often
35. I am definitely a self-starter with a pioneer spirit.
Rarely Often
36. I derive extreme satisfaction when lost people accept Christ.
Rarely Often
37. I have been effective at inspiring believers to a stronger faith.
Rarely Often
38. I am convinced that God is going to accomplish something special through me or my ministry.
Rarely Often
39. I am convinced that all I have belongs to God, and I am willing to use if for his purposes.
Rarely Often
40. I work best when I serve others behind the scenes.
Rarely Often
41. If I am not careful, I have a tendency to dominate people and situations.
Rarely Often
42. I am a born burden-bearer.
Rarely Often
43. I have a deep desire to protect Christians from people and beliefs that may harm them.
Rarely Often
44. I am deeply committed to biblical truth and people’s need to know and understand it.
Rarely Often
45. I delight in staffing a particular ministry structure.
Rarely Often
46. I am challenged by large goals to accomplish what some believe is impossible.
Rarely Often
47. I feel a deep compassion for people who are without Christ.
Rarely Often
48. I have the ability to say the right things to people who are experiencing discouragement.
Rarely Often
49. I am rarely surprised when God turns seeming obstacles into opportunities for ministry.
Rarely Often
50. I feel good when I have opportunity to give from my abundance to people with genuine needs.
Rarely Often
51. I have a strong capacity to serve people.
Rarely Often
52. I am motivated to be proactive, not passive, in my ministry for Christ.
Rarely Often
53. I have the ability to feel the pain of others who are suffering.
Rarely Often
54. I get excited about helping new Christians grow to maturity in Christ.
Rarely Often
55. When I teach a Bible class, the size of the group usually increases in number.
Rarely Often
56. I am good at using a ministry’s resources in solving its problems.
Rarely Often
57. I gain deep satisfaction from creating something out of nothing.
Rarely Often
58. Training and helping others to share their faith is high on my list of priorities.
Rarely Often
59. People who are struggling emotionally or spiritually say I am an excellent listener.
Rarely Often
60. I delight in trusting God in the most difficult of circumstances.
Rarely Often
61. I have the capacity to give of myself as well as my possessions to help others.
Rarely Often
62. I am good at doing seemingly insignificant tasks to free people up for vital ministries.
Rarely Often
63. Most people place a lot of trust in me and my leadership.
Rarely Often
64. I have a desire to make a significant difference in the lives of troubled people.
Rarely Often
65. I enjoy being around believers and encouraging them to trust Christ for their circumstances.
Rarely Often
66. I have a desire to search the Bible for truths that apply to my life and the lives of others.
Rarely Often
67. I like monitoring plans that accomplish ministry goals.
Rarely Often
68. I am a risk-taker when it comes to developing new ministries.
Rarely Often
69. Over the years I have prayed much for my non-Christian friends.
Rarely Often
70. I spend a significant amount of time exhorting believers to make Christ Lord of their lives.
Rarely Often
71. I am able to trust God in situations when most others have lost all hope.
Rarely Often
72. Friends worry that some people take advantage of my generosity with my possessions.
Rarely Often
73. I am motivated to accomplish tasks that most people consider insignificant.
Rarely Often
74. People are confident in my abilities to help them accomplish their ministry goals.
Rarely Often
75. Suffering people are attracted to me and find me comforting to be around.
Rarely Often
76. I have the ability and courage to confront Christians about sin in their lives.
Rarely Often
77. God has given me unusual ability to explain deep biblical truths to his people.
Rarely Often
78. I prefer that a ministry’s affairs be conducted in an orderly and efficient manner.
Rarely Often
79. I want to accomplish great things for God but in my own way.
Rarely Often
80. I am deeply motivated to address the doubts and questions of lost people.
Rarely Often
81. I have the ability to confront disobedient Christians and see them change.
Rarely Often
82. I am motivated by people who dream big dreams for God.
Rarely Often
83. People regularly come to me with requests for help in meeting their financial needs.
Rarely Often
84. I look for opportunities to serve the practical needs of God’s ministries.
Rarely Often
85. I am happiest in a ministry when I am able to exert a strong influence in the group.
Rarely Often
86. People close to me believe that I allow “down and outers” to take advantage of me.
Rarely Often
87. Christians often seek me out for counsel regarding important decisions in their lives.
Rarely Often
88. I have a strong desire to study and explain the truths of the Bible in depth.
Rarely Often
89. I am convinced that paying attention to detail is very important.
Rarely Often
90. I believe we must create new ministry structures for the new ministries we start.
Rarely Often
91. I feel a strong attraction toward evangelistic ministries.
Rarely Often
92. I could easily spend much of my time encouraging people in their walk with Christ.
Rarely Often
93. I am frustrated by people who never take risks.
Rarely Often
94. I find it difficult to understand why Christians do not give more help to those with real needs.
Rarely Often
95. I prefer to remain behind the scenes helping people with practical matters.
Rarely Often
96. I have a strong desire to take charge in most situations.
Rarely Often
97. I delight in visiting people in hospitals or nursing homes.
Rarely Often
98. I pray constantly for people who look to me for care.
Rarely Often
99. I have observed that people who sit under my teaching experience changed lives.
Rarely Often
100. I have a strong desire to see people work together to accomplish their goals.
Rarely Often
101. I am convinced that the future of any country lies in starting fresh ministries.
Rarely Often
102. I get extremely frustrated when I cannot share my faith.
Rarely Often
103. I find great satisfaction in reassuring Christians of their need to walk with Christ.
Rarely Often
104. People are amazed at my ability to trust God to provide in the most difficult situations.
Rarely Often
105. When I give significantly to help others, I do not expect anything in return.
Rarely Often
106. I am convinced that no job is too menial if it truly helps people.
Rarely Often
107. In meetings, people look to me for the final opinion regarding a matter.
Rarely Often
108. I believe strongly in giving those who fail a second and even a third chance.
Rarely Often
109. I enjoy visiting people in their homes and when they are in the hospital.
Rarely Often
110. I am greatly challenged by people’s questions about the Bible.
Rarely Often

Spiritual Gifts Scores

All done!

Thank you for taking this first step in your Disciple Life Review by completing your Life Sketch! A copy will be emailed to you as well as to the BCBC pastors. You will be paired with a pastor or elder who will contact you in the hopefully not too distant future to begin the Mentorship process and discuss how to develop a Life Plan to help you grow in your personal discipleship journey with Jesus.

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