The One Who Explains

The genius of Teaching leadership is their ability to reveal and communicate the wisdom of God. Teaching leadership inspires others to learn and obey the Truth of Christ's teachings and commands. In a leader, he or she is the one who explains and seeks explanation of the truth. The Teacher leader focuses on the integration of truth into the personal and social elements of the community. He or she can be seen as a systematizer, seeking to organize various intellectual and practical parts into a working unity.

With this type of understanding, the Teacher leader advances a cause through clear and simple communication. Teaching leadership articulates organization and structure to others for the fulfillment of a cause or task. The Teacher leader impacts the community through understanding. The teacher leader influences others by clarifying the mind and will of God so people gain wisdom and


When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

MATTHEW 7:28-29


Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true. The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd.



But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.

1 PETER 3:15



  • Effective communicator of Truth
  • Others led to a deeper understanding and ownership
  • Philosopher, imparter of ideas and principles
  • Translator of great complexities into simple teachings
  • Systematizer for solutions, process and integration
  • Guides others with wisdom and understanding
  • Encourages exploration in thinking toward solutions
  • Core issue is understanding
  • Have a curiosity to know more and to explain this knowledge
  • Strong desire for people to understand teachings and wisdom of God
  • Willing to take the time for people to understand for themselves
  • Discerns audience's ability to comprehend, starts there


You have a keen understanding of what God is communicating to His people; ask to be involved in areas of teaching, small group facilitation or writing curriculum. Your expanded understanding of common lessons and beliefs will provide meaningful application for others.

Discover your best method for teaching, a method that is your best form of communication: classroom, presentations, telling stories, writing, editing, collecting data, etc. How much people understand and comprehend, not simply your understanding of the information, is the measure your "best form" of communication. Discovering your best method will assist in knowing where your best fit for influence will be.

Teaching is more than communicating information; it is a deep concern for other's understanding. Your careful explanation will provide comfort, assurance, encouragement, trust, and buy in. Be aware of how people receive and respond to information in unique ways. Successful communication with one group may not work for another. Develop your style, knowing that your unique form may be best applied to specific or general audiences.