Chapter 1 – An Introduction To Teaching


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Identify a New Testament reference that commissions believers to teach.
  • Define the words “teach”, “teacher”, and “teaching”.
  • Explain why we need teachers.
  • Explain the difference between the leadership position of teacher and the speaking gift of teaching.
  • Identify who is to be taught.
  • Identify two main objectives of teaching.
  • List Biblical warnings given to teachers.


Have you ever explained to another person something they did not know? Perhaps you showed them how to do a certain task? If so, you have already experienced teaching.

You may be asking yourself, “Why should I study this lesson? Why should I take a course on `teaching tactics’?” In this chapter you will learn why each believer must know how to teach.
You will learn what it means to teach, the main objectives of teaching, why teachers are needed, and who is to be taught.

You will learn the difference between the leadership position of a teacher, the gift of teaching, and the general command to all believers to teach. You will also learn the serious responsibility of teaching as you study special Biblical warnings.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.