Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in An Extroverted Culture
:Introverts have gifts for the church and the world. 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...
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:Introverts have gifts for the church and the world. 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. This expanded edition has been revised throughout and includes new research on the neuroscience of introversion and material for parenting and encouraging introverted youth. Discover God's call and empowerment 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.
- :foreword By Scot Mcknightpreface To The Revised Editionintroduction: Can Introverts Thrive In The Church?
- 1. The Extroverted Church2. The Introverted Difference3. Finding Healing4. Introverted Spirituality5. Introverted Community And Relationships6. Can Introverts Lead?7. Leading As Ourselves8. Introverted Evangelism9. Introverts In Church
- Epilogue: Finding Our Placequestions For Reflection And Discussionnotes