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Verbum et Ecclesia

On-line version ISSN 2074-7705
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STEYN, C S. Personality types as an ecclesiological key. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2009, vol.30, n.1, pp.260-278. ISSN 2074-7705.

Personality types can be understood as a key in the ecclesiological positioning of members of the church. The aim of this article is to emphasise the possibilities for the church of addressing members of different personality types as well as utilising them in order to build a bridge to the world. Personality types are not only a key in understanding members but also in engaging and utilising them in the church's orientation to and task towards the world. To be a church of character in these times is a challenge in which personality types can be of help. In this article Gerben Heitink's ecclesiological matrix is combined with the sixteen distinct MBTI® personality types to form a dynamic perspective as to how specific types can be addressed and utilised in order to be a church of character.

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