Are you gifted for Teaching?

Has the Holy Spirit given you the ministry gift of Teaching? It is to impart knowledge of the faith to your learners.

 

IN THE BIBLE

 

Romans 12:6-7. Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; 7 or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who TEACHES, to his teaching.

The Greek word is διδάσκων (“didaskōn”). It means to teach, to instruct, to impart knowledge.

 

1 Corinthians 12:28. God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages.

The Greek word is διδασκάλους (“didaskalous”). It means teacher, master, a teacher who is an avowed master in their particular field of learning. Professor N. T. Wright is almost certainly gifted as a teacher.

 

Ephesians 4:11. He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and TEACHERS.

The Greek word is the same as in 1 Corinthians 12:28 (see above).

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

 

The teaching of the faith can take place in in many contexts: one-on-one, in a Small-Group, in a classroom, or even in a big assembly. Some would argue that in our day, it can take place in websites (such as Explore the Faith), as well as podcasts and audio and video.

This Gift of Teacher would be really great for the Ministry of Discipleship. In that ministry, there is a teacher and at least one student. They work together close for an extended period of time.

Do not confuse this Ministry Gift with the career of teacher. A given teacher might (or might not) have the supernatural gift.

Some famous speakers are referred to as “Bible teachers” rather than as “preachers.” That reflects that their primary gifting is as a Teacher rather than as a Prophet.

 

HOW ABOUT YOU?

Do you have a passion for imparting knowledge? Do you have at least some mastery in any field of study in the Christian faith? Do you find yourself drawn to the Ministry of Discipleship? Do you want to become a Catechist?

If so, you may well have this gift!

Now it is time to try it out »

 


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.