Discover Your Spiritual Type

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Spirituality Quizzes & Trivia

The purpose of this exercise is to draw a picture of your own personal style of spirituality. Read through the set of statements in each category and choose the one(s) that best describe you. You may select none or more than one if you wish. * This test is used with permission from Discover Your Spiritual Type, by Corinne Ware.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Are you taking this quiz for yourself or for your congregation? (Take it twice to compare your personal results to your perspective about your congregation's overall spiritual type.)
    • A. 

      Personal Spiritual Type

    • B. 

      Congregational Spiritual Type

  • 2. 
    The order of worship
    • A. 

      A carefully planned and orderly worship program is a glory to God.

    • B. 

      A deeply moving and spontaneous meeting is a glory to God.

    • C. 

      Simplicity and some silence are important elements needed for worship.

    • D. 

      It is not a service, but ordering ourselves to God that is important.

  • 3. 
    Time
    • A. 

      Stick to announced beginning and ending times of worship services.

    • B. 

      It is important to extend the meeting time if one feels led to do so.

    • C. 

      All time is God's time. A sense of timelessness is important.

    • D. 

      Gather whenever and as long as you need to in order to accomplish the task.

  • 4. 
    Prayer
    • A. 

      Words express poetic praise; we ask for knowledge and guidance

    • B. 

      Let words and feelings evoke God's presence in this moment.

    • C. 

      Empty the mind of distractions and simply BE in the presence of the Holy.

    • D. 

      My life and my work are my prayer.

  • 5. 
    Music
    • A. 

      Music and lyrics express praise to God and belief about God.

    • B. 

      Singing warms and unites us and expresses the soul's deepest heart.

    • C. 

      Chant and tone bring the soul to quietness and union with God.

    • D. 

      Songs can mobilize and inspire to greater effort and dedication.

  • 6. 
    Preaching
    • A. 

      The Word of God, rightly proclaimed, is the centerpiece of worship.

    • B. 

      The gospel movingly preached is the power of God to change lives.

    • C. 

      Proclamation is heard when the Spirit of God speaks to the inward heart.

    • D. 

      What we do is our "preaching" and speaks louder than anything we say.

  • 7. 
    Emphasis
    • A. 

      A central purpose is that we fulfill our vocation (calling) in the world.

    • B. 

      A central purpose is that we learn to walk in holiness with the Lord.

    • C. 

      A central purpose is that we be one with the Creator.

    • D. 

      A central purpose is that we obey God's will completely.

  • 8. 
    Support of Causes
    • A. 

      Support seminaries, publishing houses, scholarship, preaching to others.

    • B. 

      Support evangelism, missions, spreading the word on television and radio.

    • C. 

      Support places of retreat, spiritual direction, liturgical reform.

    • D. 

      Support political action to establish justice in society and its institutions.

  • 9. 
    Criticism
    • A. 

      Sometimes I am said to be too intellectual, dogmatic, and dry.

    • B. 

      Sometimes I am said to be too emotional, dogmatic, and anti-intellectual.

    • C. 

      Sometimes I am said to be escaping from the world and not realistic.

    • D. 

      Sometimes I am said to have tunnel vision and am too moralistic.

  • 10. 
    Dominating Themes
    • A. 

      Discernment, discipline, knowledge, order, grace, justification.

    • B. 

      Love, conversion, witness, spontaneity, sanctification.

    • C. 

      Poverty, humility, wisdom, letting go, transcendence.

    • D. 

      Simplicity, purity of heart, action, temperance, obedience.

  • 11. 
    Membership Criteria (what you believe is necessary)
    • A. 

      Assent to doctrine, baptism, endorsement by group.

    • B. 

      A personal inward experience of God, baptism, public declaration.

    • C. 

      All who face Godward are incorporated in the Holy.

    • D. 

      Solidarity with humankind is membership in God's kingdom.

  • 12. 
    Ritual and Liturgy
    • A. 

      Ritual and liturgy evoke memory and presence, teaching traditional truths.

    • B. 

      Liturgy and ritual ceremonies are not of great importance.

    • C. 

      Ritual and liturgy are ways in which God becomes present to us.

    • D. 

      Ritual and liturgy are one way we make statements about inner conviction.

  • 13. 
    Concept of God
    • A. 

      God is revealed in scripture, sacrament, and in Jesus Christ and his cross.

    • B. 

      I can feel that God is real and that Christ lives in my heart.

    • C. 

      God is mystery and can be grasped for but not completely known.

    • D. 

      We participate in the mystery of God when we become co-creators with God in the world.