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1 Understanding our personality, mental and emotional health A self analysis tool!

2 Created in His Image? God has a personality and so He created us with a personality as well. God has a personality and so He created us with a personality as well. God has a mind and so He created us with a mind too! God has a mind and so He created us with a mind too! God has a emotions, He loves, weeps, and experiences anger, and so He made us with emotions as well. God has a emotions, He loves, weeps, and experiences anger, and so He made us with emotions as well.

3 You are the genius of God’s creation…!!! The Bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. The Bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 119 verse 73….“Thy hands made me and fashioned me!” Psalm 119 verse 73….“Thy hands made me and fashioned me!” Ecclesiastes 7 verse 29…. “God made men upright.” Ecclesiastes 7 verse 29…. “God made men upright.” Psalm 139 verse 14…. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139 verse 14…. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

4 The diversity of human gender, physiology, personality etc. Personality types Personality types - Sanguine - Melancholy - Choleric - Phlegmatic Physiology Physiology - Short, tall, big, small, blonde, black, blue, grey, green, brown. Speech Speech - language, writing, oral, pictographic etc. Gender Gender - male, female etc. Race Race - Asiatic, Arab, European, Latino, Polynesian, Melanesian, Micronesian.

5 What is your personality like? Are you the popular Sanguine? Are you the popular Sanguine? Or the perfect Melancholy? Or the perfect Melancholy? Or the powerful Choleric? Or the powerful Choleric? Or the Peaceful Phlegmatic? Or the Peaceful Phlegmatic?

6 Your Personality Profile? Your Personality Profile? Please complete the questions sheets that develop your personality profile and complete a quick self- examination of who you are? Please complete the questions sheets that develop your personality profile and complete a quick self- examination of who you are?

7 What do these terms mean? The Popular Sanguine? The Popular Sanguine? The Perfect Melancholy? The Perfect Melancholy? The Powerful Choleric? The Powerful Choleric? The Peaceful Phlegmatic? The Peaceful Phlegmatic? These terms describe a style/type of personality and you may be one, two or even part of three of these styles. These terms describe a style/type of personality and you may be one, two or even part of three of these styles. They help us understand ourselves and others we know and live or work with. They help us understand ourselves and others we know and live or work with.

8 The Popular Sanguine An appealing personality An appealing personality Talkative storyteller Talkative storyteller Enthusiastic and Expressive Enthusiastic and Expressive Curious Curious Volunteers for jobs Volunteers for jobs Inspires and charms others Inspires and charms others Makes friends easily Makes friends easily

9 The Perfect Melancholy Deep, thoughtful, analytical Deep, thoughtful, analytical Serious and purposeful Serious and purposeful Genius, intelligent Genius, intelligent Talented and creative Talented and creative Likes detail, charts, graphs etc Likes detail, charts, graphs etc Organised, neat and tidy Organised, neat and tidy Perfectionist Perfectionist Economical Economical Deep compassion and concern Deep compassion and concern

10 The Powerful Choleric Born leader, strong-willed and decisive Born leader, strong-willed and decisive Compulsive need for change Compulsive need for change Goal oriented, organises and delegates well Goal oriented, organises and delegates well Thrives on opposition and emergencies Thrives on opposition and emergencies Usually right and has little need for friends Usually right and has little need for friends

11 The Peaceful Phlegmatic Easy going personality Easy going personality Calm, patient, well- balanced Calm, patient, well- balanced Has administrative ability Has administrative ability Mediates problems Mediates problems Easy to get on with Easy to get on with Has many friends Has many friends A good listener A good listener

12 Our mind and emotions have a powerful affect on our personality! Sometimes our emotions are so strong they over-ride our mind and cause us to react to people and situations. Sometimes our emotions are so strong they over-ride our mind and cause us to react to people and situations. We need to have healthy minds and emotions if we are going to be good leaders and servants of Christ. Our emotions and will need to be submitted to Christ and His Spirit at work in our lives. We need to have healthy minds and emotions if we are going to be good leaders and servants of Christ. Our emotions and will need to be submitted to Christ and His Spirit at work in our lives.

13 Let’s evaluate our mental and emotional health……? A self-analysis exercise; A self-analysis exercise; Use the sheet provided and answer the 25 questions. Use the sheet provided and answer the 25 questions. Rate each question with a 1 – 5 rating. 1 being Never and 5 being Always. Rate each question with a 1 – 5 rating. 1 being Never and 5 being Always. Add the total score for the 25 questions. Add the total score for the 25 questions. If your score is that’s good but this exercise has helped identify your low areas and to be more holistic in your mind and emotions give attention to these areas. If your score is that’s good but this exercise has helped identify your low areas and to be more holistic in your mind and emotions give attention to these areas. If your score is your are an emerging leader, well discipled and suitable as a leader/trainer of others. If your score is your are an emerging leader, well discipled and suitable as a leader/trainer of others. The score is excellent. You have a holistic worldview and have been able to apply Biblical truth to every area of your life. The score is excellent. You have a holistic worldview and have been able to apply Biblical truth to every area of your life. If your scored 64 or below we will allow some time for a personal interview to help you map a path of development If your scored 64 or below we will allow some time for a personal interview to help you map a path of development

14 Diversity in the Body of Christ is its strength! The Apostle Paul taught us in I Corinthians 12–14 that there are many parts to the Body, many gifts, many ministries and many leadership roles and styles. All are needed, all are good. The Apostle Paul taught us in I Corinthians 12–14 that there are many parts to the Body, many gifts, many ministries and many leadership roles and styles. All are needed, all are good. We should view our trainee and slum communities in the same way. Celebrate the diversity. Male, female, mixed race, many worldviews, religions personalities etc. We should view our trainee and slum communities in the same way. Celebrate the diversity. Male, female, mixed race, many worldviews, religions personalities etc. God created diversity. God is flamboyantly creative. It is man’s small mindedness that seek uniformity. God created diversity. God is flamboyantly creative. It is man’s small mindedness that seek uniformity.

15 Does our diversity of personality have a purpose? No member of the Body is complete in themselves No member of the Body is complete in themselves We need each other We need each other Our strengths compliment each others strengths Our strengths compliment each others strengths This makes us into the Body of Christ, just as the members of our own body are diverse, but all are needed. This makes us into the Body of Christ, just as the members of our own body are diverse, but all are needed. Diversity makes the Church strong. Diversity makes the Church strong.

16 What is the goal of the Church? A living community… Greek word “katartizo” meaning “the mended nets” Greek word “katartizo” meaning “the mended nets” loving, knit relationships. loving, knit relationships. We are to knit people together in communities that will love, care, teach, encourage, prosper etc. We are to knit people together in communities that will love, care, teach, encourage, prosper etc. To be the Bride of Christ To be the Bride of Christ To be an example of godly, loving community in Christ-likeness To be an example of godly, loving community in Christ-likeness We need to live in a community that sharpens our views, challenges the way we do things. A diverse Body does that. We sharpen one another as we appreciate our uniqueness. We need to live in a community that sharpens our views, challenges the way we do things. A diverse Body does that. We sharpen one another as we appreciate our uniqueness.

17 The Acts Church – an example of a strong community! Acts 2: Acts 2: Devoted - Teaching - Fellowship - Holy meals - Prayer - Sincerity of heart - Sensed God’s presence - Sharing wealth - Hospitality Praise Praise - Great joy - Worship - Burden for souls - Evangelistic zeal - House based - Signs and wonders - Apostolic leaders - Favor with the community

18 The Acts Church learned to value its diversity….. The Acts Church started with a mono-cultural group of people but quickly became multi- cultural and that added great strength to the early Church. The Acts Church started with a mono-cultural group of people but quickly became multi- cultural and that added great strength to the early Church. Africans, Middle Easterners, Europeans, Asians all added their strengths to the Body, all became valued members. Africans, Middle Easterners, Europeans, Asians all added their strengths to the Body, all became valued members.

19 Bringing people to maturity Making disciples Making disciples - Encouraging obedience to Christ’s commands - Developing a motivation based on “love”Jn13:34 - Being fruitful – John 15 - Becoming leaders in the community Counting the Cost Counting the Cost - Developing healthy human relationships - Laying down personal ambitions - Re-evaluating our attachment to personal possessions

20 The unified self is made in the image of God – Genesis 1:27 We are like God with relationships and responsibilities over creation We are like God with relationships and responsibilities over creation Relationships Dominion - with God - over creation - with family - control realms - with others - direct events

21 Trainers need these tools to understand their trainees! These personality, mental and emotional health tools are helpful for trainers to understand their trainees/interns and help build them into a healthy community. When recruiting use these tools with the potential new recruits, so your can understand them and their needs. Become familiar with these tools, use them among you family as a means of practicing your skills.

22 Acknowledgements; The producer of this presentation wants to gratefully acknowledge the following persons and their publishers; The producer of this presentation wants to gratefully acknowledge the following persons and their publishers; Hector Avalos. Health Care and the Rise of Christianity. Hendrickson. USA Hector Avalos. Health Care and the Rise of Christianity. Hendrickson. USA Ken Anderson. Bold as a Lamb. Zondervan. USA. Ken Anderson. Bold as a Lamb. Zondervan. USA. Neil Anderson, Zeulke and Zeulke. Christ Centred Therapy. Baker. USA Neil Anderson, Zeulke and Zeulke. Christ Centred Therapy. Baker. USA Paul Billheimer. Love Covers. CLC. Canada. Paul Billheimer. Love Covers. CLC. Canada. Larry Crabb and Dan Allendar. Encouragement the Key to Caring. Zondervan. USA. Larry Crabb and Dan Allendar. Encouragement the Key to Caring. Zondervan. USA. Gene Getz. Sharpening the Focus of Your Church. Moody. USA. Gene Getz. Sharpening the Focus of Your Church. Moody. USA. Viv Grigg. Companion to the Poor. MARC. USA. Viv Grigg. Companion to the Poor. MARC. USA. J. Grant Howard. The Trauma of Transparency. Zondervan. USA. J. Grant Howard. The Trauma of Transparency. Zondervan. USA. Samuel Lamb. Personal Interviews and conversations. China. Samuel Lamb. Personal Interviews and conversations. China. Florence Littauer. Personality Plus. Fleming Revell. USA Florence Littauer. Personality Plus. Fleming Revell. USA Kathi Mills. Broken Members, Mended Body: Building Ministry with Love and Restoration. Regal. USA. Kathi Mills. Broken Members, Mended Body: Building Ministry with Love and Restoration. Regal. USA. Robert S McGee. The Search of Significance. Word. USA. Robert S McGee. The Search of Significance. Word. USA. Ian McKellar. Violins of Change. Unknown, USA. Ian McKellar. Violins of Change. Unknown, USA. Paul D Meier, Frank B Minrith, D E Ratcliff, Introduction to Psychology & Counselling. Baker. USA. Paul D Meier, Frank B Minrith, D E Ratcliff, Introduction to Psychology & Counselling. Baker. USA. Bryant L Myers. Walking with the Poor. Orbis. USA Bryant L Myers. Walking with the Poor. Orbis. USA Ralph Neighbour Jnr. The Shepherd’s Guidebook. Touch. USA. Ralph Neighbour Jnr. The Shepherd’s Guidebook. Touch. USA. John Pilch. Healing in the New Testament. Fortress. USA. John Pilch. Healing in the New Testament. Fortress. USA. Michael Slater. Becoming a Stretcher Bearer. Regal. USA. Michael Slater. Becoming a Stretcher Bearer. Regal. USA. James Bryan Smith. A Spiritual Formation. Hodder and Stoughton. USA. James Bryan Smith. A Spiritual Formation. Hodder and Stoughton. USA. Dr Joshua Sutjiono. Sermons and Interviews. Indonesia. Dr Joshua Sutjiono. Sermons and Interviews. Indonesia.


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