APEST Jun 29, 2022 Welcome to your APEST Assessment Inventory. APEST The APEST material originated in the writings of Paul. The APEST assessment is a profiling instrument designed to assist you in finding your ministry style in relation to the philosophy of the fivefold ministry of Ephesians 4 (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds, Teachers). Click on each image for a brief description. APOSTLE Connected to the Mission of God. Initiates new ministries and protects the missional DNA of the church. They have a burden for expansion and focus on multiplication rather than addition. PROPHET Connected to the Heart of God. Their hearts break with what breaks God's heart. Lead reforms, challenges the church to have compassion for community needs. EVANGELIST Connected to the Message of God. Persuade people to follow Jesus, recruit and gather people. Share the Gospel naturally and spend more time with people who do not know Jesus. SHEPHERD Connected to the People of God. Nurtures and develops relationships. They are concerned with people over projects, and value transformational relationships. Create an atmosphere of hospitality. TEACHER Connected to the Truth of God. Makes biblical truths clear, showing the connection between theology and practice. They have a depth of understanding of the mysteries of God. Trains others and teaches them to follow the ways of God. Click NEXT to begin your APEST inventory assessment. Read through the statements and decide as honestly as you can whether they apply to you often, sometimes or rarely and check the appropriate box. Do not linger on each item as your first thought is likely to represent the most accurate response. At the conclusion of the questionnaire, please enter your name and a valid email address so we can send you a copy of your results. I am good at listening and taking in what people say.OftenSometimesRarelyPeople say I am good at presenting information and ideas.OftenSometimesRarelyWhen I'm excited about something, I get others interested in it too.OftenSometimesRarelyI can accurately assess a person based on first impressions and know instinctively if they are being real with me.OftenSometimesRarelyI can be counted on to contribute original ideas.OftenSometimesRarelyI see more value in building up something meaningful and useful than always striking out into new initiative.OftenSometimesRarelyI try explaining things in different ways if people are finding a concept difficult to grasp or understand.OftenSometimesRarelyPeople with different value systems have said that they feel comfortable when they are around me, and that I have a positive effect on them being open to new ideas.OftenSometimesRarelyPeople describe me as entrepreneurial.OftenSometimesRarelyWhen I communicate truth (even hard truth) to others I see resulting changes in their knowledge, attitudes, values or conduct.OftenSometimesRarelyI like to tell stories, especially my own.OftenSometimesRarelyI like to create safe places for people to flourish and grow.OftenSometimesRarelyI like to share what I believe.OftenSometimesRarelySometimes I just intuitively know things that others seem to miss.OftenSometimesRarelyI can clarify goals, develop strategies and cast a vision to accomplish tasks.OftenSometimesRarelyI remember names or at least where I first met someone.OftenSometimesRarelyI generally appreciate hard facts more than theories.OftenSometimesRarelyI have enjoyed relating to a certain group of people over a period of time, sharing personally in their successes and their failures.OftenSometimesRarelyI sometimes get frustrated and even depressed at the lack of faith or understanding of others around me.OftenSometimesRarelyI like change even when it makes others uncomfortable.OftenSometimesRarelyI am able to discern the real meaning behind things.OftenSometimesRarelyI love to show people how to do things that I do well.OftenSometimesRarelyI sometime feel compelled to speak the truth, even if it makes others feel uncomfortable.OftenSometimesRarelyI enjoy coming up with new and original ideas, dreaming big and thinking about visions for the future.OftenSometimesRarelyI like to provide a safe and comfortable environment where people feel there are welcome, that they belong, are listened to and cared for.OftenSometimesRarelyI enjoy meditation and thinking deeply about spiritual things.OftenSometimesRarelyI've always wanted to a build a business/organization from the ground up so I can give my specific vision to it.OftenSometimesRarelyI am faithful in providing support, care and nurture for others over long periods of time, even when others have stopped.OftenSometimesRarelyI have expressed my spiritual feelings as pictures or analogies.OftenSometimesRarelyI enjoy taking notes when someone is speaking and pay close attention to the details of what they are saying.OftenSometimesRarelyI like to help organizations, groups, and leaders become more efficient and often find myself thinking about how things function.OftenSometimesRarelyWhen I like a movie or a restaurant, everyone will hear about it.OftenSometimesRarelyPeople tell me that the things I say often help them to try new things.OftenSometimesRarelyI enjoy coming up with the best, most efficient way to do a task right.OftenSometimesRarelySocial justice for the poor and marginalized means a great deal to me.OftenSometimesRarelyI don't shy away from controversial subjects if they are important to me.OftenSometimesRarelyI enjoy digging out information, ideas, and metaphors to explain a concept.OftenSometimesRarelySometimes, in my enthusiasm, I push my views too far with people.OftenSometimesRarelyI have a clear vision, and others have said that they feel confident to go along with me.OftenSometimesRarelyI try to think of different ways of expressing the truth.OftenSometimesRarelyI regularly like to be alone for long periods of time to reflect and think.OftenSometimesRarelyI empathize with those who are hurting or broken and can support them through their plan to wholeness.OftenSometimesRarelyWhen reading, it is easier for me to grasp the wider picture or message than the specific details.OftenSometimesRarely10 out of 9 Name Email Time is Up!