Knowing Your Team

One helpful way to get to know your volunteers, and where they are best positioned to serve, is to have them do personality assessments, giftings assessments and strength assessments. Below are a number of online assessments that I have seen and most of them I have used at some point. They may not all suit your purposes, but try them and see which ones work for you.

I will just note that while these can be helpful tools, they should never be used to box people into a certain role or position, or for us to disregard someone's fit for ministry. We are all individuals, created to reflect God in a unique way. So while these can help, they should never limit or be used as "weapons". 

I quite like the acronym that Rick Warren uses to describe our uniqueness for ministry - SHAPE (Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences), although I add an S on the end for Season. There is a link below to an assessment I found for this as well.

Use the tools, but consider people with an ear to the Holy Spirit as well.

Clifton Strengths Finder

Keirsey Temperament Sorter

DISC Profile

16 Personalities


Spiritual Gift Survey