Learning to Use TrueWiring Instruments for Assessments

Assessing people is a combination of art and science. The science piece is not too difficult to learn, but the art, well, there is nothing better than experience. We can only get better as assessors by digging into the nitty-gritty detail behind the instruments and using them consistently. Each instrument has a number of scales that measure individual characteristics based on how someone answers questions.

Our courses will teach both the art and science of assessing people in the context of serving your local church. While these concepts extend beyond the walls of the church, we encourage you to keep that in mind as you use the instruments we’ve created. Each lesson on these courses begins with a video that covers the topic followed by notes for discussion, review, and a quiz.


Greg and Jeannette have years of experience assessing people. The TrueWiring suite of instruments is incorporated into Rock RMS and used across denominational lines to help leaders in many ways.

Greg Wiens, Ph.D.

Greg has been a creative assessment architect for over 30 years. He has worked with organizations that range in size and interest from Fortune 100 companies and public schools to non-profits. His passion is helping leaders understand how their unique wiring contributes to their productivity and sense of fulfillment. This ultimately leads these leaders to create healthy teams from which they increase their team and individual productivity through synergy. 

Healthy Growing Leaders grew out of Greg’s practice of helping leaders be better versions of themselves. He has authored or co-authored four books and developed twenty different individual and organizational assessment instruments used in a wide variety of fields.  He currently leads Healthy Growing Leaders, TrueWiring, and TrueWiring4Churches.

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Jeannette Flynn

Jeannette was born and raised in NE Ohio and attended Gulf Coast Bible College (now Mid America Christian University) and Anderson School of Theology. Married to Charles, they have two grown children and four grandchildren all living in Fishers, Indiana. She grew up in the Church of God in Ohio.

Jeannette has served in pastorates in the states of Indiana, Washington, and Florida; served the Church of God at the national offices in Anderson, Indiana; and the Florida Church of God Ministries office in Orlando, Florida. She and her husband Chuck reside in Orlando, Florida where she is currently working for the Church of God (Anderson) Ministries as Program Director for Leadership Focus. She is currently expanding that program globally.

Jeannette traveled to Uganda in 2018 to implement the program there and will be presenting at conferences in Europe during the summer of 2020. Her greatest desire is to equip, train and unleash the next generations of leaders for the greatest Kingdom impact!

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Current Courses

Introduction to the TrueWiring Instruments

The bulk of the content for this course is recorded in six videos with Dr. Greg Wiens and Jeannette Flynn followed by some review notes and quizzes for each module to help reinforce key concepts. This course is designed for those who have taken the suite of instruments and want to learn more about what they mean, how to interpret the results, and perhaps more importantly, how not to label people!

Greg and Jeannette have years of experience assessing people. They could give you hours of video on stories from the trenches, ways that assessments have been misused, lives impacted, etc. Instead, this course focuses on how to read your results better.

  • Introduction to Assessments with TrueWiring
  • Using DISC in Assessments
  • Using the Motivators Instrument in Assessments
  • Using the EQ Instrument in Assessments
  • Using the Conflict Profile Instrument in Assessments
  • Using the Spiritual Gifts Inventory in Assessments
  • Conclusion
Module 1 Introduction to Assessments with TrueWiring
Lesson 1 Introduction  - Preview
Lesson 2 Overview Video with Dr. Greg Wiens & Jeannette Flynn
Lesson 3 Review & Discussion
Lesson 4 Overview Quiz
Module 2 Using DISC in Assessments
Lesson 1 DISC Video with Dr. Greg Wiens & Jeannette Flynn
Lesson 2 Review & Discussion
Lesson 3 DISC Quiz
Module 3 Using the Motivators Instrument in Assessments
Lesson 1 Motivators Video with Dr. Greg Wiens & Jeannette Flynn
Lesson 2 Review & Discussion for Motivators
Lesson 3 Motivators Quiz
Module 4 Using the EQ Instrument in Assessments
Lesson 1 EQ Video with Dr. Greg Wiens & Jeannette Flynn
Lesson 2 Review & Discussion for EQ
Lesson 3 EQ Quiz
Module 5 Using the Conflict Profile Instrument in Assessments
Lesson 1 Conflict Profile Video with Dr. Greg Wiens & Jeannette Flynn
Lesson 2 Review & Discussion for Conflict Profile
Lesson 3 Conflict Profile Quiz
Module 6 Using the Spiritual Gifts Inventory in Assessments
Lesson 1 FREE eBook
Lesson 2 Spiritual Gifts Video with Dr. Greg Wiens & Jeannette Flynn
Lesson 3 Review & Discussion for Spiritual Gifts
Lesson 4 Spiritual Gifts Quiz
Module 7 Conclusion
Lesson 1 Conclusion

Introduction to the Art of Assessing People

We’ve created this more advanced course for those who have completed the Introduction to TrueWiring Instruments that want to learn about the assessment process. Like the Introduction to TrueWiring Instruments course, this course also contains 7 modules with a video, details for discussion, and a short quiz to help you solidify your learning experience. The content for this course is more challenging.

Much like the Introduction to TrueWiring Instruments course, the bulk of the content for this course is recorded in six videos with Dr. Greg Wiens and Jeannette Flynn. We’ll also provide notes and quizzes for each module to help reinforce key concepts. However, this is a much deeper dive into the art of assessing people. This course is not designed for the casual observer. Instead, you’re going to learn how to use the tools of seasoned assessors to strengthen your role as an assessor in your church context.

Nothing can replace experience, but experience without training can be dangerous. Seriously. If you’ve been serving in ministry for any length of time, you feel the weight of responsibility from those you serve. The same is true of reading and interpreting reports from these assessment instruments.

  • Fundamentals of Assessments
  • Fundamentals of Assessors
  • Using Multiples Scales and Instruments
  • Importance of Having a Target
  • Matters to be Managed and Issues to be Resolved
  • Handling Confusing Scores
  • Conclusion
Module 1 Fundamentals of Assessments

In this module we'll talk about some of the core fundamentals common to all assessments.

Lesson 1 Introduction  - Preview
Lesson 2 Video - Fundamentals of Assessments
Lesson 3 Review and Discussion - Fundamentals of Assessments
Lesson 4 Fundamentals - Validity & Reliability
Lesson 5 Hardware and Software
Lesson 6 Danger!
Lesson 7 Review Quiz
Module 2 Fundamentals of Assessors

Assessments are only as good as those who serve as assessors. In this module we'll discuss characteristics of effective assessors.

Lesson 1 Video - Fundamentals of Assessors
Lesson 2 Review and Discussion - Fundamentals of Assessors
Lesson 3 Review Quiz
Module 3 Using Multiples Scales and Instruments

The strength of any good assessment process is its ability to view a person from many perspectives. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to have multiple scales and multiple instruments. 

Lesson 1 Video - Using Multiple Scales & Instruments
Lesson 2 Review and Discussion - Using Multiple Scales & Instruments
Lesson 3 Review Quiz
Module 4 Importance of Having a Target

It's critical to assess toward a particular target. 

Lesson 1 Video - Importance of Having a Target
Lesson 2 Review and Discussion - Importance of Having a Target
Lesson 3 Review Quiz
Module 5 Matters to be Managed and Issues to be Resolved

Humans are very complex beings. There are two groups of aspects to consider in the assessment process: hardware or hardwiring (matters to be managed) and software (issues to be resolved).

Lesson 1 Video - Matters to be Managed and Issues to be Resolved
Lesson 2 Review and Discussion - Matters to be Managed and Issues to be Resolved
Lesson 3 Review Quiz
Module 6 Handling Confusing Scores

In this final module, we'll work through some of the inherent difficulties with assessment instruments.

Lesson 1 Video - Handling Confusing Scores
Lesson 2 Review and Discussion - Handling Confusing Scores
Lesson 3 Review Quiz
Module 7 Conclusion

That concludes the introductory course on the Art of Assessing People.

Lesson 1 Conclusion
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Spiritual Gifts with TrueWiring

This course is intended for those who want to focus on TrueWiring’s Spiritual Gifts Assessment instrument alone. Dr. Greg Wiens and Jeannette Fleming review the basic concepts behind this instrument, explain how certain gifts are grouped into themes to help you understand the results on your report, and consistently encourage you to examine your experience serving in your local church in light of your results. Throughout the course, Greg and Jeannette focus on how gifts are used to benefit the Body of Christ in your church with an emphasis on using your results to guide your journey rather than define your specific gifts.

To provide a complete understanding of Spiritual Gifts, we have published a 60-page eBook to accompany this course. The book is available for download in the first module of the course as either an EPUB or a Kindle MOBI file format depending on your choice of e-Readers. The book updates the Overview of Spiritual Gifts (available at Amazon) to include discussion about the three main themes of Spiritual Gifts.

Here’s a quick outline of the course: