Friday, November 16, 2007

ESTJ Worship

a Jesus thought...
13When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!" (John 2:13-16)

a Godly thought...
I wondered if we in the church have sent people packing in the name of cold, clinical holiness. (p100 Lucas)

a leading thought...
Sooner or later a leader wakes up and realizes that he can never meet everyone's expectations and that he must quit worrying about what other people think. (p171 Finzel)

a Dave thought...
Many that have worked alongside me know my fascination with Myers-Briggs personality profiles. For those that are unfamiliar there are four pairs of preferences or dichotomies:

Extraversion/Introversion
Sensing/iNtuition
Thinking/Feeling
Judging/Perceiving

The test was developed in 1942 to help women discover where they were best suited to enter the work place. The E/I is about attitude, S/N & T/F are about function and the J/P is about lifestyle. I personally am an ESTJ and continue to discover that I can now normally pick another in a work situation, I have also discovered that it helps immensely in getting teams to understand the ways we all operate.
Lately I have been thinking about how each of the personality types would prefer a worship service, and although this is a selfish way to look at church it is often an accurate way to find what people are looking for.
So what about an ESTJ worship service, what would it look like? It would be well structured, be visually appealing, economical with time, deep teaching, held in a practical well-maintained space and of course excellent coffee for interaction with others. So am I fussy? Yeah probably but then again I'm sure JC himself was an ESTJ so let's put a service together that would please him:)

Just a thought.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

No way! Jesus must have been an ENFP

Jason Davies-Kildea said...

If Jesus was an E, he wouldn't have had to withdraw from the crowds periodically. Funny how we all like to paint Jesus in our own image - INFP ;-)

jonathan said...

Jesus was an INFJ.