Recently the Resurrection West staff all took the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 as part of team development. My top strengths are:
The assessment is designed to determine our talents – what we are naturally good at. It could be a secular way of looking at spiritual gifts. One of the valuable things that I learned from the training is that these talents are what we are born with and they can be developed into strengths. The idea is that it is more fruitful to improve our strengths than to try to bolster our weaknesses.
Have you taken this assessment? What did you find helpful or unhelpful about the results?
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I’m a fan! I use it when coaching folks in the business world and it has an automatic bridge built in to the spiritual life. Here are my thoughts from a month ago: http://wp.me/p1FOVw-2T
Love the strengths finder mine are:
I would distinguish from Spiritual Gifts, however, I think that SG’s are supernaturally endowed infusions of areas of strength, not endemic personality characteristics.
Chuck – Thanks for sharing your strengths. I agree that there are differences between strengths and spiritual gifts. Spiritual gifts are given by God to build up the church and strengths are not necessarily connected to faith in any way. However, I believe that there is a similarity in that we discover them and learn how to deploy them. On our own we cannot add to or change them.