You are a
Teacher

You reinterpret your own faith

Teachers are Reflective believers

Reflectives are rational individuals believers. They are always seeking personal understanding and interpretation.

Core Quality

Teachers reinterpret faith for themselves through reasoning and reflecting.

Purpose and Goal

Teachers examine all truths rationally. Their faith is built on reasoning and reflecting. They trust their own interpretation of faith to make balanced decisions. For them, truth should always be intellectually sound and personal.

It is important for Teachers to know how their understanding of faith is unique. They understand life and faith in their unique way by thinking about it critically. They think everyone, like them, should reinterpret faith for themselves. Teachers often have their own personal way of thinking through different perspectives before making up their mind about what they believe. They own this process of coming to their own conclusions.

Teachers’ relationship with God may be very personal and private, but nonetheless real and intense. Some Teachers express the desire to be “spiritual but not religious”.

What are the next steps for Teachers on their journey of faith?

Teachers’ faith is best sculpted in situations of dialogue. They yearn for the intellectual wrestling matches with people who stay in the discussion. They could seek out learning situations that create space for discussion and dialogue. They could even find academic situations stimulating. Their relationship with God deepens as they internalise faith. They need to find situations where they can reflect, reason and formulate their unique insights. This most often happens in respectful conversations. 

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Where do you go from here?

Material to guide you on your way

Teachers are Reflective believers

Other roles in your faith style:

Core Quality

Guardians protect and defend their faith by relying on respectful discussions.

Purpose and Goal

Guardians seek to protect or defend faith. They do this by relying on respectful discussions. The purpose of this exchange of ideas is to look at all sides of an issue. Guardians do this because they deeply believe one can only know the truth after reflecting on all the different sides of it.

Core Quality

Servants create social order by figuring out the underlying principles that will make a society stable. 

Purpose and Goal

Servants are devoted and helpful supporters. They are changing the world by creating social order through underlying rules and duties. They spend time figuring out the underlying principles that will make a society stable. They seek the regulations governing faithful conduct. 

Core Quality

Strivers seek to fulfil their faith goals through making explicit choices regarding ideology and lifestyle.

Purpose and Goal

Strivers attempt to “translate” who they are into a gift for the world. They make an effort to accomplish as many of their faith goals as possible. They try to seek God’s guidance in the midst of all their daily activities. From the outside, Strivers can look like spiritual overachievers. This happens because they are willing to sacrifice so much because of their firmly held personal values and ideas.

Core Quality

Assessors are constantly evaluating the quality of their own faith against their own set of guidelines, personal experience and common sense.

Purpose and Goal

Assessors are constantly evaluating their own quality of faith. They rate themselves against their own sets of guidelines. Their personally developed belief system helps them discern how to live.

Core Quality

Curators are sifting through the assumptions in faith communities. They are collecting those values, beliefs, notions and thoughts that are helpful in making meaning, for safekeeping.

Purpose and Goal

Curators grow by making up their own minds. They are keepers or custodians of what is proper in rational in the faith community. Alongside their questioning of the assumptions functioning in faith communities, they also question the authority structures. They have a growing need to make up their own mind.

Core Quality

Caregivers’ internalisation of authority opens the way for reflective self-awareness commitments in relationships. 

Purpose and Goal

Caregivers are forming their own theory of how people should behave towards each other. This is built on general requirements, guidelines or principles of relationships. Even though Caregivers will consider a wide range of viewpoints, they trust their own perspective. They interact with people out of their personal understanding of relationships.



Core Quality

Devotees adopt religious habits and practices that express their unique take on faith.

Purpose and Goal

Devotees choose who to follow based on how much like-mindedness they feel with them. They only adopt prescribed religious actions and practices that represent their worldview.

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