What Cause Do You Want To Serve? Take the Cause Inventory

 Cause Inventory
 To help us understand more about the causes that we prefer we have created this Cause Inventory. In this assessment tool there are twelve major categories of causes listed for your review. Please look at each category of causes and read the phrases associated with the cause. Next rate your interest in that cause on a scale of 1 through 10; 1 meaning no interest in the category or any of the phrases; and 10 meaning that one or more of the phrases (or one of your own) in the category really interests you. Remember, not every phrase in the category is going to appeal to you. The question is, does any of the phrases appeal to you? If so, how much? If you feel very strong about one of the phrases in the category, then you would circle the phrase(s) that appeals to you and rate the whole category high. Likewise, if the category appeals to you, but there is not a phrase that expresses your interest, write in your own on the blank line, circle it and rate the category high. 
 For example in Medical Causes, health care reform may not interest you at all  but finding a cure for a disease does, especially your interest in breast cancer. You are passionate about the fight against this deadly disease. So you would circle, “Help find a cure for a disease” and would rate the category very high, perhaps a 8, 9 or 10. You are looking for a cause within a category that appeals to you.  
 If the category title does not interest you or if none of the phrases stir any emotion, then the category would rate low, perhaps a 3, 2 or 1. After looking at these categories, please feel free to take the Ministry Cause Checklist and compare your answers.
 
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1. Medical Causes
Help find a cure for a disease
Fund a medical research facility   
Support medical schools   
Provide clean water for 3rd world countries
Help prevent the spread of deadly diseases
Being involved in medical research
Build state of the art medical facilities
Health care reform
Work for mental health care
International medical aid and relief
Prevent disease in 3rd world countries
Other __________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Medical Causes 1-10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much  so)    

Your Score ______

2. Social Causes
Provide low cost housing for the poor
Make neighborhoods safe
Correction and rehabilitation/prison issues
Arms control   
Microenterprising
Stop domestic violence
Social community development
Assist with disaster preparedness    
Help stop hunger
Help the homeless find shelter
Other __________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Social Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

3. Earth Causes
Help stop pollution
Protect the rainforest   
Recycle
Control over population
Conserve natural habitats
Stop polluting the oceans
Preserve parks and forests
Conserve energy
Find alternative energy
Pass environmental laws
Waste management
Other_________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Earth Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

4. Christian Causes
Support a missionary
Evangelism
Christian College/Seminary
Christian Legal Fund
Giving to your church
Christian radio and television
Serving at your church
Christian youth programs
Medical missions
Urban missions
Bible translators
10/40 window
Aid to tortured Christians
Other_________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Christian Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

5. Youth Causes
Youth counseling
Teenage pregnancy
Youth sports program
Gang prevention
Prevent drug abuse
After school safe place
GED program
Teen camp
Mentoring youth
Youth work program
Youth arts program
Parent/teen relationship training
Teen suicide
Runaway youth counseling
Youth counseling center
Youth political organization
Other ________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Youth Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

6. Civil/Political Causes
Support voting reform
Support your view of gun control   
Support right to life
Fight for tax reform
Increase our national defense
Campaign reform
Multicultural issues
Stop anti-hate groups
Freedom of speech issues
Community politics
Nuclear disarmament
Anti-pornography
Support political party
Election campaign
Other ________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Political Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

7. Educational Causes
Tutoring program
Scholarships
Computer labs in every school
Special education
Education for children with disabilities
Sports programs
College fund
Graduate school fund
Research grants
Head start program
Literacy program   
Other _________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Educational Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

8. Art and Cultural Causes
Support art museum
Support performing arts
Humanities and historical societies
Community theater
Cultural center
College of the arts
Dance repertory
Inner-city arts programs
Support historical museum
Music camps
Historical memorial
Other _________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Arts/Cultural Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

9. Scientific Causes
Genetic engineering
Medical ethics
Science department of college
Research grants
Space program
Scientific exploration
Science fellowships
Agricultural research
Cloning issues
Technology research
Creation research
Other _________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Scientific Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

10. Elderly Causes
Alzheimer’s research
Senior daycare
Hospice care
Providing senior citizen services
Independent living facilities
Senior employment
Affordable senior housing
Senior home repair
Nursing care
Assisted living
Health care for seniors
Other _________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Elderly Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

11. Children’s Causes
Boy/Girl Scouts
Big Brother/Sister
Adoption
Foster care
Homeless children
Children’s hospital
Missing children
Children’s diseases
Prevent child abuse
Parenting skills training
Prevent birth defects
Child labor laws/rights
Other _________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Children’s Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

12. Animal Causes
Veterinarian Schools   
Save the whales
Protect endangered species
Humane treatment for animals
Stop testing on animals
Support the zoo
Wetlands initiative
Audubon Society
Wildlife protection
Support aquariums
Animal shelter
Other _________________________________

Rate Your Interest In Animal Causes 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

13. Other
 We have not listed all the categories or causes in the world. If you feel that there is another category and cause that is important to you, then please use the following space for your answers. It is important to have categories and causes that are important to you listed because you will be asked to transfer your answers to the Personal Mission Profile.

Category _____________________________

Cause  ___________________________

Rate Your Interest In the above cause 1 – 10 (1 = Not at all, 10 = Very much so)    

Your Score ______

There is no limit to what God could do as you and the others in your church are Spirit led in using your Spiritual Gives toward the causes you believe in. What are some the ways that you can use your gifts? You can find out more about that in our workbook How Am I Wired For Ministry?  CLICK HERE for your FREE download of How Am I Wired for Ministry.

Want to know more about Spiritual Gifts? Download your FREE copy of our Spiritual Gifts Test and Workbook.  CLICK HERE for a Spiritual Gifts Test and workbook

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