The Grip-Birkman is a behavioral and spiritual gifts assessment looking at three primary questions:
Where am I strong?
Where am I weak?
Who do I need?
This in-depth tool provides new insight into how the natural behavior interacts with the supernatural empowerment of God. The focus of this assessment is how one can powerfully play their God-designed role in the Body of Christ.
Leadership Grip. In 1999, Paul Ford, had spent years trying to mobilize leaders and teams for mission. Frustrated at the many leaders who were not equipping and releasing others for mobilization, he discovered the majority of leaders do not clearly understand who they are in Christ. That many were never trained to be good stewards of their gifts. It was out of this frustration that he developed the Leadership Grip, a workbook that gives the Christian leader a chance to identify his or her spiritual gifts from three different angles. In addition, the leader is also able to identify where he/she is weak and who he needs alongside to make him/her (and them) stronger as a team.
Birkman Method® Roger W. Birkman, Ph.D. (1919-2014) set out to measure the human characteristics he saw influencing perceptions, behaviours, and motivations. By 1950, Dr. Birkman had developed a unique method of assessment that would come to be known as The Birkman Method®. To bring his unique methodology to people, he founded Birkman & Associates in 1951, which started their story of impacting lives through positive psychology. Dr. Birkman’s passion for understanding people and helping them create better relationships, better careers, and better lives continues to be the mission of Birkman International today.
Grip-Birkman. Paul Ford and Dr. Roger Birkman joined their unique assessments together to provide the most comprehensive spiritual gift and personality assessment available. They saw a chance to help people identify, more deeply and profoundly, the differences between one’s gifting and personality, between one’s supernatural empowering and one’s talents. They saw a chance for each person to discover how God has designed them from birth, then empowered them from conversion.
Ready to discover your Unique Design?