Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in An Extroverted Culture
Introverts are called and gifted by God. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Some Christians end up feeling like it's not as faithful to be an introvert. ^^Adam McHugh shows how introverts can live...
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Introverts are called and gifted by God. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Some Christians end up feeling like it's not as faithful to be an introvert.
^^Adam McHugh shows how introverts can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities. He explains how introverts and extroverts process information and approach relationships differently and how introverts can practice Christian spirituality in ways that fit who they are. With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, McHugh offers ways for introverts to serve, lead, worship and even evangelize effectively.
^^Introverts in the Church is essential reading for any introvert who has ever felt out of place, as well as for church leaders who want to make their churches more welcoming to introverts. Discover God's call and empowering to thrive as an introvert, for the sake of the church and kingdom.
Adam S. McHugh (Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary) is an ordained Presbyterian minister, a spiritual director and an introvert. He has served at two Presbyterian churches, as a hospice chaplain and as campus staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He and his wife live in Claremont, California.
- Introduction: Can Introverts Thrive In The Church?
- 1 The Extroverted Church
- 2 The Introverted Difference
- 3 Finding Healing
- 4 Introverted Spirituality
- 5 Introverted Community And Relationships
- 6 The Ability To Lead
- 7 Leading As Ourselves
- 8 Introverted Evangelism
- 9 Introverts In Church
- Epilogue: Finding Our Place
- Questions For Reflection And Discussion
- Further Reading