Bible Teacher’s Role as a Motivator

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The Bible teacher doesn’t actually motivate but more so connects with what already motivates students and guides them to the next step. In doing so, we follow God’s instruction in Hebrews 10:24 to “consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” So, we’re looking at their role as motivators because God does use Bible teachers in the process.

To be an effective motivator the teacher needs to:

  1. know basic motivations based on age level to connect with developmental needs

Training Resource: Reaching All Age Levels


  1. know students’ backgrounds, interests, and learning styles to connect with preferred ways of learning

Teacher Training Resource: My Style – Their Style – Learning Styles Worksheet

  1. know the spiritual condition or growth level of their students to connect with the longing of their heart to know God better

Teacher Training Resource: The Teacher’s Role in Discipling Students toward Spiritual Growth

To Motivate Spiritually, Bible Teachers Must Connect Students with the Lord:

A Bible teacher will be used by God to motivate students when they begin where students are and point them to the Lord who …

1) will meet their needs (Phil. 4:19)
2) will care about them as individuals (Ps. 139)
3) will provide the grace to grow (Col. 1:6; 2 Pet. 3:18)

To look at the Bible teacher’s role as a motivator from other angles, check out these resources:

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