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Temperament Test

This questionnaire is designed to be a tool to assist you in defining your strengths in the area of ministry. Through the results, you will be able to more clearly see what your particular strengths and gifts are, and therefore, will have a clearer vision for what part God would have you play in the body of Christ.

Be honest and open when evaluating yourself, recognizing that we all have our strengths and weaknesses as well as our unique temperament makeup.

As a member of the body of Christ, each person is crucial to the overall health and strength of the body. The overall body of Christ needs us. In addition, as individuals, we will only have a sense of meaning and purpose in life as we are functioning in the areas God has gifted and called us to.

The Evaluation

This evaluation is designed to assist you in identifying your temperament or personality strengths and weaknesses as they specifically relate to ministry and service in the local church. It is not designed to put you into a box or a mold, but rather to enable you to understand why you are motivated the way you are and what some of the accompanying weaknesses might naturally be. In turn, you can use this information to assist in finding the ministry or service area that best utilizes your unique strengths.

On the next page, you will find groupings of four unrelated personality characteristics which may or may not describe you as an individual. Each grouping gives either four positive or four negative characteristics. Rank each characteristic in a particular grouping, whether positive or negative from 1 to 4 (1 describing you the least and 4 describing you the most) out of these four items.

Keep in mind that this is not a technical testing instrument. Rather, it is an informal way giving some idea of your inherited temperament so that you can use that information to guide you into areas of ministry for which you may be gifted. As a result, do not agonize over your answers. You may feel that none of them describes you, or all of them do. Or you may not have a conviction as to what the right order should be.

Not to worry. There are enough questions asked from different perspectives that it will still give you some idea of your temperament, even if you are not sure of the exact order on a given question. Just relax, have fun, and complete it. Additional insight will be gained as you attend the discipleship session for this test.

Temperament Test