Listen with Care
BLESS | April 25, 2021
To BLESS others, begin with listening rather than talking. Jesus often engaged people by asking them questions and loving them through conversation. When people are heard and understood, they feel safe and valued.
Listening to people is not just hearing their words. It is listening to their heart.
What are some natural opportunities to listen in your life? How can you create opportunities to listen?
The 4 H’s of Listening
- HISTORY – “Tell me your story.” “Where did you grow up?”
- HEART – “What’s your favorite (team, restaurant, vacation destination)?”
- HABITS – “What are you into?” “What do you like to do with your free time?”
- HURTS – “How are you doing with (name the situation)?”
These types of questions will help you become a great listener and a better friend to your neighbors.
Five Missional Practices
Begin with Prayer
April 18, 2021
Listen With Care
April 25, 2021
Experience Life Together
May 2, 2021
Serve in Love
May 9, 2021
Share your Story
May 16, 2021