The spiritual gift of teaching is the special ability to spread the awareness of God’s glory by communicating information in a way that the hearers can understand and apply it.
Spiritual Gift Recognition Statements
- “I am passionate about putting in the extra effort to explain complicated concepts in a simple way so that people can understand.”
- “I teach everywhere I go… not just in a classroom setting.”
- “People have told me I am a good teacher.”
Leslie Samuel uses his spiritual gift of teaching as the biology instructor for his educational website, Interactive-Biology.com. At the time of this writing, his easy-to-understand biology tutorials are being used by as many as 75,000 people in a month.
Leslie uses his teaching gift as a platform for giving glory to God. He said, “What I’ve accomplished is because of one simple reason – God has been good to me!”[i] His fun and down-to-earth teaching style invites people to learn about biology from him, opening the door for him to share and teach about his love for God.
Having learned from the success of his Interactive Biology website, he also uses his teaching gift through another educational website, BecomeABlogger.com, which helps people start and grow a blog that can make a positive impact on the world. As he shared in his blogpost, “Where in the World Are the Christian Internet Marketers?”, he is on a quest to encourage other Christian internet marketing teachers to use their platforms for the glory of God.[ii]
- Acts 18:24-28; 20:20-21
- 1 Corinthians 12:28
- Ephesians 4:11-14