Assessment Tools

Spiritual Growth Assessments

These brochures/booklets are printable documents useful to any and all Christians seeking to examine their spiritual health and areas of potential growth.

Knowing Where to Begin: An Assessment Tool
First UMC, Jefferson City, MO

Spiritual Journey Assessment Tool
Schweitzer UMC, Springfield, MO

The Journey: Personal Spiritual Assessment
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS and other Kansas City area sites


STEP Spiritual Gifts Survey

This survey is part of a larger toolkit designed by Good Shepherd UMC, Kansas City, MO. For more information about STEP, contact the church at or 816-734-2216.

Tally Sheet and Instructions 
On this page, record your answers to the Survey Questions using the 1-5 scale provided. Add your rankings across each row, which correlates to a spiritual gift in the Spiritual Gifts Key. Write in each spiritual gift, then use the space below the chart to identify your most prominent gifts.

 Survey Questions

Spiritual Gifts Key

 Spiritual Gifts Definitions (pdf): This document provides definitions and scriptural references for each spiritual gift.


Intentional Faith Development Plans

Once visitors, new members, and congregants know where they are, they need somewhere to go. The churches included below have shared their "discipleship pathways" or strategic processes to creating programs that lead disciples to deeper spiritual lives through education, growth, and service.

The Gathering

Discipleship Processes
This document explains vision and goals for discipleship and identifies the current programming that meets these goals.

CoreGroups Overview
CoreGroups are The Gathering's version of small group ministries. This document details their vision, structure, and guidelines.




Morning Star Church, Dardenne Prairie, MO

For more information about any of Morning Star's resources, including available curriculum, contact Karli Lundergan, Connections Coordinator.

Discipleship Pathway
This graphic shows Morning Star's broad overview of the discipleship process.

Connect Classes Flyer
Connect Classes are offered as an entry point to Morning Star's discipleship process, with opportunities to explore faith, spirituality, gifts, and service.