I had a conversation last week with a minister and chaplain who offered these words of wisdom….
“I think that much of the time the church is answering questions that the community isn’t asking. We need to spend more time listening to people. Like the catholic priest who started out his ministry by setting up a couple of chairs at the local shopping centre, and just sat there. Most of the time he sat by himself, but when some crisis events happened people were lining up to talk.”
This is definitely worth thinking about this week. How can you listen more to your community? What is one way you can do it?
And to help you think, here’s a great clip of Michael Frost talking about this very thing….