Personal Reflection: Areas Of Ministry

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The PLACE assessment that we took was surprising helpful in clarifying what personality and skills I have, what areas of ministry I’m truly passionate about, and it even generated more questions for me to investigation. I have taken a couple of personality tests in the past, but this one was different because it gave me so much more feedback than just telling me how I think. I love that this assessment takes a look at spiritual gifts, and then gives plenty of bible verses and explanation to help with understanding what each one means. I really believe that this was a useful tool and was very impressed by how much I actually enjoyed the results. I learned a lot of surprising things from taking this assessment such as that my top spiritual …show more content…
To expand, I’ve always loved kids, and babysitting and loving on children, but I didn’t realize that I would really love to minister to them in the future. My top demonstrated passion was socializing, and then my top felt passions were mentoring, children, and youth. It really just opened my eyes to seeing that my desire is to guide and aid young people. I realize, that these passions can change with time and experiences, but it is still super useful to know that right now these are the groups I feel most strongly for. There were also many parts of this assessment that gave me some things to question and look into further. The obvious were my weaknesses, and thinking of things I can do to better those faults. I also want to explore my passions a little more as well. Maybe get involved in some children’s ministry to see if that is really something I would enjoy doing. Also, I want to further explorer my spiritual gifts and see how I can use my gift of mercy to better serve God. That all being said, I think the most substantial thing I learned from taking this PLACE assessment is the reassurance that God has made each and every one …show more content…
Of course no assessment test can be perfect, but this one was very close. It was a lot of fun to see my own gifts while comparing them to others. It sparked a lot of conversation and questions about what God may use my gifts and personality for in the future, or if my passions may change. All in all, this assessment was successful in showing me my own character traits, what my passions for ministry really are, some things to question and look into further, and finally that God has made us each unique to serve him in all different kinds of

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