Missional Listening Project
At Assembly 2019, Carmel Murphy, a member of the Urban Expression team in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, spoke about the first stage of a Mission Forum-commissioned listening project, and its pilot in three Associations.
The Listening Project came about in an attempt to try and capture the various stories about the great things God is doing. ‘We are trying to find a way of holding those stories together – so we can celebrate those stories; challenge, and through doing that build vibrant spirit-led communities,’ said Carmel. ‘It will help us to celebrate, and direct our resources to gaps.’
‘The value of a listening project is to stop, and try and actively listen to each other. We don’t often start with where people are at. It’s about finding out the gifts in that community. There’s power in people and when we work together, we can do more.'
Click here for Carmel's report on the pilot project
and find out more about the Assembly seminar
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|Meeting God in the stranger|
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