Introverts in the Church
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Introverts in the Church

Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

by Adam S. McHugh

Introverts in the Church
  • Formats: epub, mobi and pdf
  • Published: November 2009
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-7822-2
  • Item Code: 7822

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.

"All ministers and church leaders should read Introverts in the Church. Those who are themselves introverts will receive a double blessing. Regardless, the book will help leaders understand how to reach and encourage their entire congregations, not just the extroverts."

Susan E. Richardson, Metro Christian Living, April 2010


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


Adam S. McHugh (ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary) is an ordained Presbyterian minister and spiritual director, and a regular contributor to Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution website. He has served at two Presbyterian churches, as a hospice chaplain and as campus staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is the author of The Listening Life, which won the 2017 Christianity Today Book Award for spiritual formation, and Introverts in the Church, and lives on the central coast of California.

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