Date of Award

Summer 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML)


College of Christian Ministries and Religion

Primary Advisor

Dr. Alan J. Ehler

Second Advisor

Dr. Samuel Hemby


For too many years, Christians have relied on the results of a spiritual questionnaire to determine the role they are supposed to play in the body of Christ without every truly understanding why their gifts are so significant in the first place. This project is designed to help people better understand the purpose of spiritual gifts and to offer new approaches to discovering those gifts. It is also designed to help church leaders place a greater emphasis on helping their people find the best place to exercise their gifts within their local body. When individual believers and church leaders are able to move beyond the assessment to a place of true discovery, development, and deployment of spiritual gifts, the body of Christ will come alive and function in the way God designed it to.