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Christian Ministries International Comparative Inventory
28 statement sets to evaluate
1995 Christian Ministries International

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Set 1) 

A. I find it easy to think of ways to help others who are suffering in their spiritual walk. 

B. I find it easy to set aside large amounts of time for Bible study.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 2)

A. I want the Lord to recommend the amount of money I give rather than someone else. 

B. I like to study Bible passages in context to find out what they mean to the writer before applying it to myself.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 3) 

A. I enjoy sharing with others when I can apply the Bible to their daily lives. 

B. When I give my personal resources I do not think of the sacrifice.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 4) 

A. I can explain to others how their trials can be opportunities for spiritual growth. 

B. I am willing to help anyone with a practical need.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 5) 

A. I am aware of the resources available to accomplish a task. 

B. I will use my own personal funds to avoid delay in meeting a need.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 6) 

A. I like to move on to a new challenge once one task is fully completed.

B. When I have a burden for "lost souls," I will spend a great deal of time in intercessory prayer.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 7) 

A. I find it easy to give more than a tithe to the church and other worthy groups. 

B. Regardless of the situation, I will not hurt the feelings of another.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 8) 

A. I believe that all things are possible with God. 

B. I enjoy sharing biblical truths with others in order to see growth in their spiritual walk.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 9) 

A. When I see a need, I prefer to meet the need right away rather than wait. 

B. I feel comfortable making my home available for entertaining overnight guests.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 10) 

A. I am willing to overlook misunderstandings for I know that everything will fit together in the end. 

B. I like to share with others the assurance that, in spite of outward circumstances, God will keep his promises.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 11) 

A. I speak up about what is right and wrong, regardless if others agree with me or not. 

B. When it comes to serving, I have an abundance of strength with little regard for weariness.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 12) 

A. I enjoy activities that can help others grow spiritually. 

B. I find it easy to speak kind, comforting words to others.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 13) 

A. I enjoy assisting other people in order to free up their time so they can do their bit for the Lord. 

B. When I hear someone speak on a topic and am unsure about the truth of the message, I usually check out the facts.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 14) 

A. I feel comfortable delegating responsibilities to others. 

B. I find it easy to make wise investments.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 15) 

A. It is easy for me to understand how tribulation can produce new levels of maturity. 

B. I convey my thoughts honestly to friends, even if they do not agree with me.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 16) 

A. I feel great empathy for other who are enduring sorrow. 

B. I enjoy doing tasks that need to be completed without being asked to do them.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 17) 

A. I have the ability to see how all tasks and duties of an assignment fit together. 

B. It is easy for me to devote large amounts of time to the Bible in order to learn new truths.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 18) 

A. I am alert to the valid needs of others that otherwise might be overlooked. 

B. When a situation is not right, I find it easy to speak up about it in order to correct it.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 19) 

A. I like to take a project, break it down into various parts, then systematically organize a plan to accomplish the goal. 

B. It is easy for me to have compassion for those with spiritual needs.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 20) 

A. When I speak, I find it easy to be direct and to the point. 

B. I like to compare any information I obtain with the Bible.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 21) 

A. I find it easy to help others with their problems. 

B. I find it easy to define events that are evil.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 22) 

A. I feel that people should hold and follow standards in living their lives.

B. I find it difficult to say no when asked for help with a personal problem.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 23) 

A. While practical illustrations are useful at times, I feel the Scripture is the very best source for examples. 

B. At times, family activities must be viewed in perspective to the needs of others.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 24) 

A. I enjoy seeing people fulfilled when their work is completed. 

B. When I assist someone, I like to know the support is being used properly.


         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 25) 

A. I am not bothered by the variety of differences in people. 

B. I like to know who is leading before I assist in a project.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 26) 

A. I organize and prepare for my study and devotional time. 

B. I am often grieved and broken for the behavior of people in today's world.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 27) 

A. I often wish that others could see areas of need the way I do. 

B. We need to hear more personal examples and illustrations so we may apply the Bible to everyday situations.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

Set 28) 

A. Sometimes I take comments people make about others too personally.

B. I appreciate any item of quality, whether manufactured or hand-made.

         I agree with A but not B.
         I favor A over B.
         I favor B over A.
         I agree with B but not A.

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Originally posted August 1, 2001.
Revised: February 10, 2010 .