Teacher Spiritual Gift
Teacher: A Spiritual Gift Definition
The Teacher spiritual gift is a highly honored spiritual gift, but it is also a spiritual gift God charges with severe responsibilities. The Bible warns us that those who teach will be judged more harshly by God (James 3:1). A spiritually healthy teacher will not simply instruct others, but will first apply the lessons taught by God through Scripture within his/her own life. Only after the teacher can model the biblical lesson within his/her life, will he/she be to able to truly teach the lesson to others.
1 Corinthians 12:28 lists the gift of Teaching, when applied within the church, as an essential ministry office. Ephesians 4:11-14 makes it clear that the teacher’s job description includes “Equipping the people for the works of service”. Also, Paul specifically lists Teaching as one of the spiritual gifts in Romans 12:7.
Children’s Ministries Instructor
I believe God would prefer for me to use my teaching gifts within an elementary education context.
I believe God desires that I use my teaching gifts within an adult classroom context.
I believe God is calling me to use my teaching gifts to develop online training programs, and providing online instruction.
Large Group Corporate Instruction
I believe God is calling me to use my teaching gifts within a large group or congregational setting.
I believe God is calling me to use the teaching gifts within close interpersonal discipling relationships.
Small Group Instruction
I believe God is calling me to use my teaching gifts within a small group context of less than twelve people.
Student Ministries Instructor
I believe God is calling me to use my teaching gifts within a middle school or high school context.