Be the Blessing:

Find Your Spiritual Gifts

‘As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.’ — 1 Peter 4:10

Here you will find tools to assess your gifts — and match them to Ascension ministries. The ELCA has created and provided a Bible-based Spiritual Gifts Assessment to help discern our most fruitful forms of service. Follow this link to the ELCA’s Spiritual Gifts Self-Assessment Tool. 

You’ll be asked to sign in, but if you prefer not to sign in, you may download the test HERE and make a printout of the test that you can take and interpret the results using the provided key. (Note: the printout is 11 pages long and it is much easier to take the test online than to score it yourself.) 

For those who want to skip over the test, read through a list of spiritual gifts and choose the gift or gifts that you believe apply to you, HERE is a brief summary of the 20 spiritual gifts. (Find out more about spiritual gifts. Opening Your Spiritual Gifts is a detailed guide from the ELCA, which includes scripture related to your gifts, strengths, and potential pitfalls.)

Once you know your gift(s) click on the button(s) below (one at a time) to see a personalized list of Ascension ministries where your gift(s) are needed. 

Click here to view and/or download a complete list of Ascension’s Ministries. 

Match Your Spiritual Gifts To Ascension’s Ministries

    It’s easy. Just find your spiritual gift from the ELCA quiz in the list below, click on it and you’ll see the Ascension ministry or ministries where your gift is needed.  

    Administration

    Artistry

    Discernment

    Evangelism

    Exhortation

    Faith

    Giving

    Hospitality

    Intercession

    Knowledge

    Leadership

    Mercy

    Music (Instrumental)

    Music (Vocal)

    Pastoring

    Service

    Skilled Craft

    Teaching

    Wisdom

    Writing

    Click here to view and/or download a complete list of Ascension’s Ministries.