Strengths Finder


At the end of January, Joshua Flynt, Justus Murimi, Sang Lintakoon, Preston Todd and I got to spend two days at Gateway Church walking through their Strengths Finder training. Strengths Finder is a personality test created to give people a chance to tap into their natural talents. We learned that humans are born and hardwired with specific strengths. 

As we learned about the science behind the strengths, I marveled at our gift giving God! When we learned about the individual strengths, I thought back to Romans 12 and the Gifts of God: 

[3] For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. - Romans 12:3

Donald Clifton, the father of strength-based psychology, discovered something I beleive God told us about in scripture - He gave us talents by His grace! 

[6] Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. - Romans 12:6 

I sent the test to a few people in our church and I would love to have everyone take it! The test costs $10 and that will give you your Top 5 Strengths. For an additional fee you can learn the order of all 34 Strengths. 

Gallup StrengthsFinder Test  /  StrengthsFinder 2.0

I am currently putting together an excel spreadsheet of all Normandy's strengths. I would love to have yours! If you take the test, please email it to me at john.bower@normandychurch.com. 


Normandy Resources: 

Blog: The Gifts  /  Sermon: Gift Giving God