The gift of teaching is the ability to employ a logical, systematic approach to biblical study in preparation for clearly communicating practical truth to part of the body of Christ in such a way that they will learn and be edified.
“Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ” (Acts 18:24–28).
Based upon your personality style, you may prefer applying your gift of teaching in one or more of the following ways:
- Children’s Ministries Instructor
- Using teaching gifts within an elementary biblical education context.
- Classroom Instruction
- Using teaching gifts within an adult classroom context.
- eLearning Instruction
- Using teaching gifts developing online training programs, and providing online instruction and mentorship.
- Large Group Corporate Instruction
- Using teaching gifts within a large group or congregational setting.
- One-On-One Instruction
- Using teaching gifts within close interpersonal discipling relationships.
- Small Group Instruction
- Using teaching gifts within a small group context of less than twelve people.
- Youth Ministries Instructor
- Using teaching gifts within a junior high or high school context.