If you’re at a transition point in your ministry or perhaps just getting started looking for a church position, it can be helpful to take a look at your personality type and natural “wiring.” The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has long been a useful personality assessment for both church staffing and the business world alike. Based on what MBTI says are strengths of each personality type, here are some ideas of what church staff roles could be a good fit with those strengths.
IMPORTANT: This is not to say that, for example, only ENFJs should be Lead Pastors. On the contrary, we’ve interacted with Senior Pastors of every personality type, and the same goes for every position listed. This is simply a fun guide to show some patterns we see and how some of the types’ strengths could complement a ministry role well.
Does your workplace utilise Myers-Briggs or other personality profiling tools as part of its recruitment process?
Do you think that churches should use personality profiling tools to assess whether candidates are suitable for leadership roles?
Are personality profiling tools accurate and helpful?
What has your experience with personality profiling been?
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