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Teacher

The God-given ability to study, research, explain and communicate truth (e.g. Paul and Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2).

CHARACTERISTICS OF A TEACHER:

  • Logical presenter of truth

  • onfirms truth by examining facts

  • Enjoys study and investigation

  • Knows how to do word studies

  • Uses biblical illustrations

  • Detests Scripture used out of context

  • Establishes truth biblically

  • Objective rather than subjective

  • Extensive vocabulary

  • Accurate presenter of truth

  • Tests the information of others

  • Favors teaching over evangelismCC

  • Starts with Scripture when answering questions

  • Intellectual

  • Disciplined

  • Emotionally stable

  • Has a close circle of friends

  • Strong convictions based on solid research

  • Believes God's truth leads to life change

CHALLENGES FOR THE TEACHER:

  • Can neglect application in exchange for information download

  • Slow to accept views of others

  • Prideful due to knowledge

  • May be legalistic and dogmatic

  • Easily distracted by love of new interests

PLACES WHERE THIS GIFT CAN BE UTILIZED:

  • Small group leader

  • Bible study leader - Men's ministry, Women's ministry, Children's ministry

  • Rock U instructor

  • Research assistant

  • Developer of curriculum

  • Child, youth, teen mentor

MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH BODY WHERE THIS GIFT CAN BE UTILIZED: