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Coleman on Discipleship

The best work is always done with a few. Better to give a year or so to one or two people who learn what it means to conquer for Christ than to spend a lifetime with a congregation just keeping... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Disciplines for the Temperaments – Judging and Perceiving

The final MBTI preference pair relates to the level of structure the person prefers in life. Judgers (Js) are methodical, and like to get things prepared well in advance. Perceivers (Ps) are more spontaneous and flexible, and like to leave things open until the last minute (in case something better should arise).

Spiritual Disciplines for the Temperaments – Feeling and Thinking

Just as introverts have social needs and extraverts can stand to be alone, Feelers (Fs) think and Thinkers (Ts) have feelings. This preference simply describes how a person makes decisions based on the information gathered through their senses or intuition. The T strives to be objective, removing themselves from the equation and making the decision based on adherence to a set of principles. The F on the other hand prefers to see situations subjectively from within, seeking the outcome that engenders the greatest harmony among all those involved.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Temperaments – Sensing and Intuitive

The second preference pair deals with how people take in information about the world around them. Sensors (Ss) place the greatest stock in what they receive through their five senses. Intuitives (Ns), on the other hand, value their ‘sixth sense’ more highly – relying on hunches, insights and gut feelings.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Temperaments – Extravert and Introvert

The first preference pair relate to how people are energized. Extraverts (Es) are energized through interactions with others and engaging in ‘external’ activities, while introverts (Is) derive their energy from withdrawing into their private world for reflection.

Baxter on the Primary Task of a Pastor

Read how Richard Baxter did spiritual direction for his entire congregation

Willard on Discipleship

There is nothing wrong with the church that discipleship will not cure. Nothing. When you find problems in the church…it is always a lack of discipleship that led to it. Dallas Willard, Living in Christ's Presence

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