One of us is the life of the party, sending invites to the whole neighborhood to stop over for a swim. The other is happier sitting alone by the pool sipping coffee, ignoring the doorbell.
Which of us has a better personality for youth ministry?
The truth is — both of us and neither of us.
In today’s episode, Mathew and Steve discuss the questions we’ve asked ourselves our entire lives in youth ministry. What are the advantages and disadvantages of our personality types? What do we bring to the table that’s needed, and what do we need to work harder at? Mathew is the more stereotypical youth pastor — the life of the party who rarely grows tired of people. Steve, on the other hand, is just as happy spending the day alone with books as with students. What we’ve both come to realize is that God made us exactly as we are — with strengths and weaknesses — and will use us uniquely in the lives of students. We just need to know when to dig deep for the part of us that doesn’t come naturally.
Perhaps you’ve questioned your calling as an introvert, or perhaps you’ve questioned your methods as an extrovert. Either way, lean into your strengths as you live out your calling in student ministry.
Episode 65 — Introverts vs. Extroverts