Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in An Extroverted Culture
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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.
Meet the Author
Adam S Mchugh
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.
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This book is directed at introverted people within the church, from leaders to church goers, across the spectrum including those who are shy, or those who can act extroverted at times, but are drained from social interaction. Even with this Introverts in the Church can still be helpful for those with an extroverted nature, helping them to understand and appreciate the gifts that others can bring to the church. I found this book to be helpful in several ways, from helping clarify aspects of myself that I recognised but never critically addressed in several ways which has helped me to understand the ways that I draw strength. This in turn has allowed me to put myself in situations where I can perform better, or to give myself time to recover between taxing environments. This book will likely be a place for many introverts drawing encouragement from when they are feeling run down and exhausted by misusing their strengths. While this is written from an American perspective and the culture here is somewhat different, McHugh's book affirms that introverts are wonderfully made, and have value within the church, even when at times it doesn't seem apparent on the surface.