APEST Assessment
The APEST Assessment is a profiling instrument designed to assist you in finding your ministry style in relation to the philosophy of the fivefold ministry of Ephesians 4 (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds, Teachers). It has emerged from over 10 years of practical application of this model in various ministry contexts. The current deployment of the APEST was developed in collaboration by Alan Hirsch, Jeff Weber and Jonathan Reitz.

DiSC Profile
The DiSC Profile is tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you'll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior. You'll also receive tips related to working with people of other styles.

Discovering Your Ministry Identity
Discovering Your Ministry Identity by Paul Ford is a comprehensive workbook that combines a series of seven exercises and assessments to help people personally discover who they are in Christ. The range of discovery includes these categories: spiritual fitness, spiritual gifting (from three different angles), ministry burden or passion, team style, personal values, and leadership strengths (Principle Priorities). This broad scope looks at the whole person and makes a more accurate determination of who you are in Christ. This resource was designed in part to assist teams or small groups in discerning the significance and strategic role of each player.

PLACE Profile
The PLACE Profile is an inexpensive online spiritual gifts and personality profile. This tool can help students understand who they are in Christ and how they can use their spiritual gifts to benefit others. This is an excellent resource for developing your leadership team. The assessments are $5.95 each and well worth the investment. Once the student completes the assessment, PLACE generates a personalized report with a wealth of insightful information for further study and reflection. To get started go to their website and click on "Online Assessments" (middle left of the page) then follow the step-by-step instructions from there to order the desired number of assessments. Once you have your username/passwords, go to to begin taking the assessment.

SHAPE Discovery Tool from our Focus Conference

Spiritual Gifts Survey 
The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Survey is a free discovery tool that provides you with a personalized analysis. Not a exam, but a simple questionnaire giving you a profile of your God-given spiritual gifts. Discovering and exercising your God-given spiritual gifts allows you to experience maximum fulfillment with minimum frustration in your Christian life and ministry. For that reason, we are pleased to offer this personal Spiritual Gifts Survey to individuals, churches, ministries and organizations.

StrengthsFinder 2.0
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself — and the world around you — forever.

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