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Does Church Ever Wear You Out?

Does your church ever wear you out?

What I mean is do you ever leave more tired than you when you left?

I know someone who sometimes leaves for the restroom during the fellowship time.  Why?  It’s not because that person doesn’t like people.  It’s because it absolutely wears this person out to shake hands with so many people at one time.  This person happens to be an introvert.

There are other things that make this person tired.  Lots of loud, exuberant music with no soft, subdued music that leads toward introspection causes this person to continue the slide toward exhaustion.

Does anything  cause this person to gain energy?

Yes.  Introspective services that causes them to think inwardly to where they can tap their energy.

How about the extrovert?  Quite, introspective services where they aren’t able to express themselves outwardly where they can gain their energy.

Do you know people who are worn out by church?  It may be because of their personality and how the service was structured.

Does church ever wear you out?

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  1. June 29, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Most of the time, church energizes me, but there are times when I simply need time to myself. Personality has a huge part to play in this feeling. In the Myers-Briggs Personality Test I am a border line E (Extrovert). Sometimes the I (Introvert) part of me must creep in.

    • June 29, 2012 at 7:24 am

      I agree with Jon, most of the time it energizes me. But, I do need my down time as well. I lead a womens bible and I made the decision to take this summer off from leading. I need to step back sometimes in order to recharge.

      • June 29, 2012 at 7:28 am

        Jon and Eileen,

        I think it depends on the person. For every person that leaves energized, there manly be someone wiped out. Maybe that’s why so many people take Sunday naps. 🙂

  2. robshep
    June 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Since I work at a church it’s easy to be worn out by church. People always need things, things go wrong that need to be fixed, and on top of it all I have preach. Thankfully I am able to most weeks get energized by worship and with the great people that I talk to.

  3. June 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for bringing up the discussion, Deuce… I think it’s easy when planning worship services (or just planning the framework of a church) to forget about different personalities and what it will take to include and meet different people’s unique needs.

    • June 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Let me give you guys an example. I’m right in the middle between being an extrovert and an introvert. My wife is an introvert. What will pump me up will often leave her tired. I need a little

    • June 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I need a little more oomph than her. She needs a little more quiet worship than me. I think it’s like so many things, we need a balance of it all.

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