The Gift of Teaching

Those who can, do……those who can’t, teach.  Have you ever heard that expression?  I believe most of the people who say that are just trying to be funny, but let’s be honest………it isn’t funny.  It implies that the act of teaching is less important than what the student does after they learn.  How can someone DO unless someone else TEACHES?  The key ingredients for learning are qualified teachers and willing students. 

The Bible is clear that teaching is a gift from God (Romans 12:7).  Read through the Gospels and take note of how much time Jesus spent teaching his disciples.  He turned everything into a teachable moment. At Bangor Christian Schools we are blessed to have highly qualified teachers who are dedicated to Christ.  This allows them to love our students deeply and to help them discover God’s plan for their lives. 

It is also important to highlight that the gift of teaching comes at a price.  Teachers are held to a higher standard.  James said in the first verse of chapter 3, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”  In this context the focus is on teaching Biblical principles…….but that is exactly what teachers at our school do!  Every facet of our program focuses on understanding God, His creation and His purpose for humanity.  We then want our students to understand and accept their responsibility for those three things.   Our teachers have an inspired calling to do what they do day after day throughout the school year.

Bottom line?  If you see a teacher today……..especially one from Bangor Christian Schools (past or present)……..please say thank you for their service!   

Posted by Jeff Benjamin at 6:00 AM
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