“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12
In previous posts, I introduced you to the supernatural role of business apostle, business prophet, business evangelist and business pastor. Today let’s review the supernatural role of teacher in business.
Role of Business Teacher
Teacher (didaskalos) – one who teaches concerning the things of God and the duties of man; to hold discourse with others to instruct them.
Business teachers are called to study, discern, release wisdom and knowledge to grow the skills of others. They interpret the vision of the business apostles and prophets so others can live them out. Energized by the vitality of business evangelists and the calm of business pastors, business teachers are the critical pathway toward supernatural execution and sustained corporate results.
Business teachers are often employed as trainers, coaches, supervisors, technicians, and even managers.
Some of the many Biblical examples of business teachers include Jesus (of course), Ezra and Moses (teachers of the Law), and Jethro (executive coach).
Key Characteristics of Business Teachers
Some key characteristics of a business teacher can include:
- Deep wisdom and expertise.
- Analytic skills to dissect a topic into its fundamental elements.
- Passion for truth.
- Energized by focused research and study.
- Joy in sharing their revelations, discoveries, and knowledge with others.
- Ability to create usable teaching materials.
- Embracing the challenge to find different ways to explain the same thing.
How Business Teachers Equip Their Saints
Business teachers are the key leaders that coach up and prepare the team with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success.
Here are some of the ways a business teacher equips her team:
- Explains complex topics in simple terms.
- Patiently helps others to learn new things.
- Brings out the best in others.
- Ability to translate the “why’s” of an organization in “do’s.”
- Shares the vision of the company in ways that connect and motivate others.
- Teaches the “how to’s” of implementing the vision in terms of an individual’s role, responsibilities, and job functions.
The Business Teacher’s Mandate
According to James 3:1, teachers will receive a stricter judgment than others. Therefore the role of business teacher is indeed serious business – both now and into eternity.
It is imperative that anyone gifted as a business teacher constantly stay in the Word, interpreting all they do in the marketplace to equip, exhort, and train within the parameters of God’s truth.
In my next post, I will explore how all five leadership gifts support one another.[This post is an except from Dr. Jim’s forthcoming book, Anointed to Lead: How to Discover and Unleash Your Supernatural Leadership Gifts to be released Summer 2017.]