Missional Teachers

January 6, 2015

Missional education is no invention of the 20th or 21st century. The foundation of missional education finds its basis in the very life of Jesus. The question is: “How can missional teachers challenge students to adopt the mission of Jesus in their own lives and to organize their activities and relationships in such a way that His mission is theirs?”

The missional teacher’s role starts with equipping students by helping them be transformed by the renewing of their minds (Romans 12:2). Missional education is, thus, summarized with an acrostic, TRANSFORM.

Teaching the truth based on the Word of God

(Bible-centered Philosophy)

Most of all, the education of missional teachers must be based on a God-centered view of truth, which puts the Bible at the center as the key factor in the communication of knowledge. As the convictions of BTS read: “Scripture is inspired by God and as such is infallible and authoritative for the life and witness of the church throughout history and across cultures.” A missional teacher always should seek to encourage the spiritual development of students since this is the foundation for their academic, social and personal growth (Col.1:28; Proverbs 1:7).

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