Reviewing and renewing Biblical faith through story and study

Monday, October 17, 2005

Ways to improve your Spiritual Gift of Teaching

Notes from Bill Hybels Video "The Importance of Teaching in the Local Church"

Understand the dynamic of urgency

The greatest teachers are urgent about their message

The text is alive in you and speaks through your words, actions and passion


Commit yourself to clarity

What do you want the people to know?

What do you want the people to do?


Commit yourself to creativity

Make them think about it by teaching outside of your usual ways of teaching


Commit yourself to evaluation

Ask people to review your teaching style and content


Live in vital union with God so that your teaching receives His anointing

The integrity of your relationship with God shines through your preaching

People who are in love with Jesus are remembered for their love, not their word