Self-scoring Motivational Gifts / Graces Inventory #1 
©2002 Jackson Snyder

This scoring key is for personal use by permission of the author.  It may NOT be copied, distributed or published, but MAY be used by an individual scoring his / her own inventory or that of his / her group.  None of the information on this page may be copied are distributed in any form.  

I would appreciate knowing about any use of my inventories as I am conducting research in the Motivational Gifts.  Learning of new or remarkable results would be greatly appreciated.  

Please note that our research has concluded that, though this Inventory is accurate for many, a complete battery of Motivational Graces Inventories, including the Temperamental Mask Inventories, is required for an optimal assessment.

KingdomCharge International offers a complete certification course in assessing, teaching and counseling using Motivational Graces.  You may inquire into Certified Spiritual Gifts Analyst program through the author.

Thank you.

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PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY

Rom 12:6-8 Having graces (charismata) that differ according to the favor (charin) given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if ministry, in our service; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who encourages, in his exhortation; he who gives, in liberality; he who administrates, with zeal; he who cares, with cheerfulness.

The purpose of completing the inventory is to assist you in identifying the Romans 12 “Motivational Graces” operating in your life; namely, Prophecy, Ministry, Teaching, Exhortation, Sharing, Administration and Caring. Each is descriptive of an individual's "frame of mind" for dealing with life situations. Your Motivational Grace(s) heavily influence how you relate to people and circumstances. You will discover your "fit" in the Body when you discover your grace(s).

Scripture teaches that Yahweh bestows each individual with one predominant Motivational Grace with perhaps one or two others secondary. (We call them “wings.”) This inventory is intended to help you differentiate which grace is most evident in your life in relation to the others. 

It is important to note that no test or inventory can be perfect, so avoid applying your results too rigidly. The inventory is best used in the context with a Scriptural teaching on Motivational Graces by a qualified instructor in a group setting, allowing for discussion, interaction and affirmation of each one’s function within the New Testament Model.

The core of the New Testament Model is Team Ministry. An effective ministry group or church will be one in which its members appreciate their own gifts yet have an even greater appreciation of the gifts of others. As a result, cooperation will become the by-word of the work of the team. A deep understanding of how individuals' graces interact is critical to producing sustained, result-based outcomes and spiritual growth.

As we become comfortable with our gifts in the group, a climate or seedbed is formed to empower ministry. This organic approach is in opposition to the programmed model that most ministries use unsuccessfully to develop quality leadership. Through knowing our Motivational Graces, our purpose in the Kingdom can more easily come to light, thus providing a good means of finding our best fit within the group.

Thousands of individuals have completed our assessments with amazing results. The history of teaching the concept of Motivational Graces has enabled congregations of all sizes, styles and denominations to come to the forefront in fulfilling their purpose in the Body. It is our opinion there can be no real "equipping of the Saints" until each has discovered the Seven Motivational Graces of Romans 12:6-8 as a predominant, functional approach to ministry. 

You will be uniquely blessed and encouraged by the understanding achieved in this exercise. 

Notes:
    1.  Remember, charismata
(carismata, Romans 12:6) does not mean "spiritual gifts."  It does mean "graces."  Please read the introductory information carefully in regards to what charismata are and are not.
    2.  Often there will be a primary "grace" with a high score and the others graces will be clustered within a small range.  (Example: Prophecy 18, Serving 10, Teaching 9, the rest 8.)  When there is such a large gap between the primary grace and the others, we do not consider the validity of right or left "wings."
    3.  Sometimes all the scores are high and clustered.  The inventory then should be taken again after instructing the student to be more discriminating.  If scores are clustered the second time, suspect that the student is an Encourager.
    4.  Good results can also be obtained when significant others take the inventory in proxy for the student.  (Others who know him/her well pretend to be the student and answer the statements as though he/she was the student.)  Several such proxies may be averaged in with the students results for a more "excellent" overall picture.
    5.  The questions dealing with being an optimist and the question of the student's sex sometimes help in determining the primary grace when the scores are very close.  (For instance, when prophet and exhorter scores are equal, we can distinguish them because prophets are not always known as optimists.) 
   6.  The most thorough examination of Motivational Graces in the world is found at www.Glowmi.org/kci2.  A pin number is required for using these inventories.
   --Jackson Snyder, August 19, 2002 

You may print the inventory from www.glowmi.org/mgi/pages/1.htm


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Below find a question number in each box.  Score each question this way:
    For each "Almost Always" answer, score 5.
    For each "Most of the Time" answer, score 3.
    For each "Occasionally" answer, score 1.
    For "Seldom" and "Never," score -0-.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ministry

Teaching

Encouraging

Sharing

Administrating

Caring

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Add the columns.  
    High Score = Primary Motivational Grace
    Second = Right Wing  (within 2 points of the highest).
    Third = Left Wing  (within 2 points of the highest).


DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS

MOTIVATIONAL GIFT OF PROPHESYING – Speaking the Word.

CHARACTERISTICS
1. Expresses messages verbally. 
2. Ability to discern the characteristics and motives of others.
3. Capacity to identify, define, and hate evil.
4. Willingness to be "broken" to prompt action in others.
5. Dependency of scriptural truth to validate authority.
6. Desire for outward evidence to demonstrate inward conviction.
7. Direct, frank, and persuasive when speaking.
8. Concerned for the program of God; protective of the Lord's work.
9. Inwardly weeping for the sins others. 
10. Eager for the correction of others.

GROWING EDGES
1. May intimidate by frankness and forcefulness.
2. Refusal to compromise - appearance of rigidity.
3. Pessimistic, negative in outlook; Grace may be used destructively.
4. Not people-oriented. May be insensitive.
5. Appears impulsive.
6. May be subject to deep depression.

MOTIVATIONAL GIFT OF MINISTERING - Fulfilling practical needs.

CHARACTERISTICS
1. Alertness to detect and meet the practical needs of others.
2. Meeting needs quickly; feeling impatient with others who do not.
3. Use of personal funds to avoid delay in meeting needs.
4. Avoiding red tape; working alone.
5. Having physical stamina; not regarding weariness.
6. Ability to recall likes and dislikes of others.
7. Having need for sincere appreciation; can detect insincerity.
8. Willing to work extra to see the job done.
9. Short-range goals desired (rather than long-range).
10. Frustrated with deadlines and time limits - a quick worker.

GROWING EDGES
1. May appear pushy.
2. Eagerness to serve may be seen as a desire for self-advancement.
3. May be upset with others who do not have the same gift.
4. Find it difficult to accepts service form others.
5. Desire for appreciation may result in hurt feelings.
6. Desire to help others may interfere in God's dealing with others.
7. Desire to meet practical needs may be judged as lack of spirituality.
8. Can be sidetracked with others' needs.
9. Procrastination and lack of focus.
10. Failure to submit to authority.


MOTIVATIONAL GIFT OF TEACHING - Explaining truth.

CHARACTERISTICS
1. Belief that this gift is fundamental to all gifts.
2. Emphasizes the accurate use of words; enjoys word studies.
3. Tests the knowledge of teachers.
4. Delights in research to validate truth.
5. Desires to evaluate new information by comparing it with established systems of truth. (Where is the Bible?)
6. Avoids non-biblical illustrations.
7. Resists scriptural illustrations used out of context.
8. Enjoys researching involved in presenting a lesson.

GROWING EDGES
1. Discounts learned, practical lessons; closes off insight from others of little education or learning.
2. Accuracy in interpretation may override practical application; failure to apply learning; teaching style may be dull.
3. Extensive research appears to be dependent on intellect instead of the Holy Spirit.
4. Use of knowledge to test teachings appears to be pride of learning.
5. Details of research appear by many to be unnecessary.
6. Objectivity in research gives the appearance of lack of warmth and feeling; concern for message, but not the response.

MOTIVATIONAL GIFT OF ENCOURAGING – Stimulating spiritual growth.

CHARACTERISTICS
1. Desire to visualize specific achievements in people; providing steps out of or into a present or desired situation.
2. Tends to avoid systems of information that lack practical application.
3. Ability to see how endurance produces levels of maturity.
4. Depends on individual acceptance, watches for response.
5. Looks for living examples applied to in the Bible.
6. Enjoys seeing action meet needs.
7. Grieved when teaching does not have practical application.
8. Delights in personal conferences, personal insights - people oriented.

GROWING EDGES
1. May appear hard and callous.
2. Feeds on success, can be impatient.
3. Family may suffer.
4. Emphasis on steps of action may oversimplify the problem.
5. Urgency to take action may appear as having more confidence in the steps than in the power of God.
6. Desire to win non-Christians by personal example may appear to be a sign of lack of interest in personal evangelism.
7. Use of scripture for practical application may appear out of context.

MOTIVATIONAL GIFT OF SHARING – Meeting material needs.

CHARACTERISTICS
1. Ability to make wise purchases and investments.
2. Desire to give anonymously.
3. Alertness to valid needs overlooked by others.
4. Enjoyment in meeting needs without pressure or appeals.
5. Joyful when gift is in answer to prayer.
6. Concerned that gifts are of high quality.
7. Desire to feel a part of the ministry or individual to whom gifts are given.

GROWING EDGES
1. Cause, not people-oriented.
2. Judgmental on others' finances.
3. Desire to give appears to control a work or person.
4. Refusal to respond may seem to be lack of generosity.
5. Lives in a frugal fashion, seemingly not interested in meeting own family's needs in the appropriate economic "style."


MOTIVATIONAL GIFT OF ADMINISTRATING (Organization) - Coordinating people, resources and schedules.

CHARACTERISTICS
1. Ability to see the overall picture and clarify long-range goals.
2. Ability to organize that for which responsible.
3. Desire to complete tasks quickly; not a procrastinator.
4. Awareness of the resources available to complete a task.
5. Ability to know what can or cannot be delegated; insight to know who fits where.
6. Tendency to stand on the sidelines until responsibility is his or hers; does not push for position of leadership.
7. Tendency to assume responsibility if no structured leadership exists.
8. Willing to endure reaction from other workers in order to accomplish the ultimate goal.
9. Fulfilled in seeing all the pieces come together - seeing people enjoy the finished product.
10. Desire to move on to new challenges when a task is completed.

GROWING EDGES
1. Responds to criticism with criticism.
2. Depends on the plan more than on God.
3. Delegation of responsibility seen as avoiding work.
4. Willing to endure the negative reactions of others. (May be considered cold or hard-hearted.)
5. Neglect in explaining the plan prompts workers to feel misused.
6. People viewed as resources; projects seem more important than people.
7. Priority in completing task appears to be insensitivity toward the priority of the workers.

MOTIVATIONAL GIFT OF CARING - Feeling deeply the hurts of others.

CHARACTERISTICS
1. Ability to feel the atmosphere of joy or distress in a group.
2. Attraction to people in distress.
3. Empathy; desire to remove hurts of others.
4. Greater concern for mental distress than physical.
5. Sensitivity to words and actions that hurt others.
6. Tolerant of personal differences.
7. Enjoys being with others who are mercy motivated.
8. Experiences a "spiritual closing" to those who are insincere or insensitive.

GROWING EDGES
1. Not objective.
2. Sensitive and easily wounded.
3. May interfere in God's process of discipline.
4. Avoidance of firmness appears to be weakness.
5. Sensitivity causes others to believe they are led by emotion.
6. Attraction to the troubled may be interpreted as interest in romance or sex rather than service.
7. Unwilling to "speak the truth in love."
8. May become depressed or inwardly grieve over others with problems.