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How everyone can learn the art of empowering other people.

The 3 Colors of Your Gifts

The international bestseller on spiritual gifts: 460,000 copies sold

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How the 7 Communal Qualities of Healthy Small Groups can help you overcome the 7 Deadly Sins.

The 3 Colors of Your Gifts

The 3 Colors of Your Gifts

Would you like to use your spiritual gifts to their full potential?

The 3 Colors of Your Gifts (previously The 3 Colors of Ministry) presents a holistic approach to identifying and developing your spiritual gifts. It is based on the three dimensions of God's nature, for which the author has chosen the colors green, red, and blue. In addition to emphasizing the critical importance of using your gifts in an authentically trinitarian way, this book shows you where you most need to focus your energies in order to bring this kind of balance to your Christian service. The natural result will be increased effectiveness.

The Three-Color Gift Test:

How to discover and utilize your God-given potential

The Trinitarian Compass:

How to connect commitment, power, and wisdom

Updated and revised edition:

Includes free tokens for online eTests

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Helping your small group, team, or congregation discover their gifts will release a new level of effectiveness in your church. Those involved in this process will experience God working in and through their lives in a fresh and fruitful way. The Gift Test makes this challenge an exciting, simple, and inexpensive exercise.

Below you will find step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process that will result in your Gift Test participants receiving their own Personal Gift Profiles. It will also automatically deliver copies of those profiles back to you (as the sponsor of the process) so that you can produce a Group Gift Profile, giving you the big picture of the gifts available to your group or congregation. In addition, you will find below some optional suggestions for enhancing the overall experience even further.

If you would like to proceed with this process, you'll want to refer to this instruction page at various times along the way. So, bookmark this page in your web browser, using its bookmark icon or bookmark menu at the top of your screen.

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The steps

  1. Visit the intro page for the Gift Test to see a sample of the Personal Gift Profile. You may like to share that page with others who should be involved in the decision-making processes.
  2. Obtain sufficient eTest tokens for your group. You will need 1 token for each person who wishes to discover their gifts. Significant volume discounts apply. View volume discounts and obtain tokens.
  3. Collect the names and email addresses of those who will be taking the Gift Test. If you don't already have those details, you could ask all those involved to send you an email to an email address you specify. That way you will have their email address in the "From" field of the email they send to you.
  4. Make sure that you are logged in to your account on the "3 Color World" website.
  5. Having collected a list of names and email addresses, invite them to take the Gift Test. The test involves the participant completing their own Gift Test questions as well as inviting two or more people to complete a short survey for them to provide an external perspective. Whenever someone completes their Gift Test, you will receive a notification via email and their result will automatically be shared back to your account, since you are the sponsor of the exercise. The invitation email lets people know that this will happen. While the Gift Test doesn't take all that long to complete, due to some people being a little slow to respond to invitations, be sure to invite people to take the test with plenty of lead time, in case you would like to have all of the results ready by a particular date. Once you have sent your invitations, you can monitor their acceptance.
  6. Once all of the participants have completed their test (or as many as you expect will complete it), you can produce a group profile combining all the results, or specific groups of results, with the help of the Advanced Profile option. Producing that group profile will cost one additional token (see point 2).

Optional steps

  • If you and a few others will be meeting with people to discuss their Personal Gift Profiles, you will find it very helpful to have a copy of The 3 Colors of Ministry book. It includes descriptions of all of the gifts you may encounter during those discussions as well as further implementation ideas and teaching. It also includes a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section that may help you if you encounter any resistance to a gift-based ministry approach. The book is available in paperback format, and always includes the code for one eTest for free.
  • If you or someone else would like to present a seminar or a sermon series on the topic of spiritual gifts, make use of The 3 Colors of Ministry book for ideas about the points you would like to cover. If you would like to make use of visuals to enhance the series, look at the resources available on the Presentations & Artwork page.

Guidelines for implementing gift-based ministry in your local church

Click here to download a fully animated PowerPoint presentation containing all of the key diagrams from The 3 Colors of Ministry. This tool is ideal for anyone wanting to present the teaching to a group of people. It contains references pointing you to the relevant book pages to assist you in your preparation.

Below you will find worksheets that can be helpful in implementing a gift-based ministry strategy to help individuals or whole groups make use of their gifts (These worksheets are referred to in the booklet, How to Implement The 3 Colors of Ministry in your Church).

You will also find downloadable book images from The 3 Colors of Ministry. To find an image you would like to use, refer to the relevant page number from the book and look for the file below. For example, if you would like the image on page 11 of the book, you are looking for the file "3comin-p11.png".

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PDF icon Blueprint A - Your Personal Starting Point (A4 size)84.95 KB
PDF icon Blueprint A - Your Personal Starting Point (Letter size)84.62 KB
PDF icon Blueprint B - Your Personal Gift Mix (A4 size)92.68 KB
PDF icon Blueprint B - Your Personal Gift Mix (Letter size)92.61 KB
PDF icon Worksheet 1 - Discussion Outline (A4 size)85.94 KB
PDF icon Worksheet 1 - Discussion Outline (Letter size)85.89 KB
PDF icon Worksheet 2 - Ministry Description (A4 size)80.64 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet 3 - Preparation & Follow-up Checklists (A4 size)85.74 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet 4 - Important Non-Gift Factors (A4 size)81.61 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet 5 - Action Items from My Gift-Counseling Appointment (A4 size)77.47 KB
PDF icon Worksheet 5 - Action Items from My Gift-Counseling Appointment (Letter size)77.39 KB
PDF icon Worksheet 6 - Gift-Counseling Appointment Report (A4 size)77.76 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet A - Gaining the Support of Your Leaders - (A4 size)78.9 KB
PDF icon Worksheet A - Gaining the Support of Your Leaders - (Letter size)78.84 KB
PDF icon Worksheet B - Structuring Your Implementation Team (A4 size)82.08 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet C - Defining Ministries and their Descriptions (A4 size)79.73 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet D - Conducting a Task Analysis (A4 size)137.3 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet E - Ministry Description (A4 size)80.69 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet F - Evaluating Your Church's Change Compass (A4 size)198.95 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet G - Evaluating Your Church's Manifest Gifts (A4 size)115.62 KB
PDF icon Worksheet G - Evaluating Your Church's Manifest Gifts (Letter size)115.25 KB
PDF icon Worksheet H - Evaluating Your Church's Latent Gifts (A4 size)115.32 KB
PDF icon Worksheet H - Evaluating Your Church's Latent Gifts (Letter size)114.95 KB
PDF icon Worksheet I - Bringing Balance to Your Church's Ministry Profile (A4 size)89.84 KB
PDF icon Worksheet I - Bringing Balance to Your Church's Ministry Profile (Letter size)89.47 KB
PDF icon Worksheet J - Sub-Category Exploration (A4 size)89.84 KB
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PDF icon Worksheet K - Enhancing Balance "Inside" and "Outside" the Church (A4 size)86.14 KB
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