The divine enablement to understand, clearly explain, and apply the Word of God to the lives of listeners. The Teacher explains what the Prophet proclaims.
Scripture Example: Timothy and others
2 Timothy 2:1-2 (HCSB) 1 You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Identify Your Gift
If you believe you have been given the divine enablement to serve in one of the ministry gift offices. Do this self-evaluation from Church Growth Institute (Click Here for the link to the “Free Spiritual Gifts Analysis);
Pastor/Teacher — One who is supernaturally equipped to shepherd and feed the flock of God with the result of their growth and maturity.• Do you deeply love the people of God?• Do you feel a yearning to model the principles of Scripture and mentor others so that they can follow Christ also?• Do you feel God's calling to shepherd His people, tenderly nurturing and nourishing them?
Evangelism — The supernatural capacity to present the gospel message with exceptional clarity and an overwhelming burden for those who don't know Christ.• Do you find yourself in situations where the topics of Christ and salvation come up?• Do you gravitate toward relationships with non-Christians?• When others hear you explain the gospel, do they respond by trusting Christ?• Do you have a passion for the lost?
Teaching — The supernatural ability to explain clearly and apply effectively the truth of the Word of God.• Do you love the Body of Christ and desire that others know more about Scripture and how to apply it?• Do you love studying the Word of God?• Do you have a passion for sharing the insights and principles you have learned from the Word?• Do you find it a challenge to make complicated truths simple and understandable?
Discovering and exercising your God-given spiritual gifts allows you to experience maximum fulfillment with minimum frustration in your Christian life and ministry.