Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let them Talk

Pastors learn from listening to their people.
When we listen, we learn the issues, the interests and hurts of those we offer ministry. Make listening a goal this year.


St. Casserole


Songbird said...

Thank you for the wise words.

Deb said...

Printed it out. posted it. Reading it. Praying I will DO it.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I ear you.


Mary Beth said...

Well said. A good word for all of us.

By the way, my "word for the year" is "Listen."

Sarah said...

Thank you for this post!

We clergy are offered so many books to read about ways to revitalize our congregations, etc etc etc, but they often offer templates that can't be overlaid is many situations. Instead, I've been saying that if I were to ever write a book, I would title it, "Listen to Your Congregation."

1-4 Grace said...


Crimson Rambler said...

We're trying (my new boss and I), maybe for our Lent discipline this year? And we both LOVE to talk, we're accountable to each other, with a lot of laughter.