For example, our spiritual gift assessment teaches on 16 spiritual gifts, one of which is the Spiritual Gift of Teaching. Those with the Spiritual Gift of Teaching are described as having the ability to present difficult concepts clearly and articulately in a way that an audience would be able to understand. The existence of the spiritual gift of Teaching by no means implies that every teacher does or must have this spiritual gift. More often than not, one teaches because of what the Lord has laid on their heart and through their unique gifts and personality.
Your personality and spiritual gifts are reflected in the style by which you carry out your calling or role.
I have now had the opportunity to teach PLACE with both of my parents, neither of whom have the Spiritual Gift of Teaching. Between the three of us, there are all kinds of differences between our personalities and spiritual gifts. My dad is a D personality with the Spiritual Gifts of Hospitality and Leadership. My mom is an S/C personality with the Spiritual Gifts of Helps and Shepherding, and I am a C personality with the Spiritual Gifts of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Teaching.
Each one of us is wired and gifted in such different ways, and yet, we all three find ourselves in what, on the surface, would be deemed as merely a teaching position.
The key factor that brings each one of us to the same place in ministry is Passion. Even our passion, however, is motivated by different life experiences and uniquely formulated postures of our hearts. Passion and life experiences are the game changers that bend your heart in certain directions.
So, while the outlet and platform in which we serve is the same, the style in which we teach is a reflection of the interaction of our personality and spiritual gifts as well as the unique bend of our heart that gave us the passion to do so in the first place.
Think intensity. That is my dad, whether he is teaching PLACE, meeting people at church, or watching a basketball game. The D personality is known to be intense, driven, and emphatic. D personalities with the gift of Leadership will normally portray decisiveness and confidence while presenting ideas and direction to a group. Those who have heard my dad speak can attest that he does so emphatically and intensely. His teaching style is a direct reflection of his personality and spiritual gifts interacting with each other on the platform for which he finds his passion and PLACE.