With the growing use of psychometric testing within discipleship environments, it is perhaps vital to consider if these tools should be utilized by the church. Too often tools that are assumed effective are used without asking the questions of if they should be used. Further, in a growing globalized church, how do these tests accurately measure who we are? Perhaps we should consider Einsteins theory regrading measurement. “Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid” Perhaps it’s time to see just how the Bible measures us. Perhaps it’s time to measure ourselves not against each other, but against what God has set in place for our reflection.
Do you measure up is a biblical and theological work for the academic needs of the church. With 25 years of ministry experience, Dr. Bradley D. Friesen highlights his biblical and theological work regarding intrinsic motivation as it pertains to identity development. It can help establish a baseline for psychometric testing within the church and other discipleship environments.