Listening: We seek to practice listening by setting aside at least 1 focused time of listening to God's "still, small voice." each week.
In doing this, we will follow Jesus' example of seeking time alone with God: "After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray" (Matthew 14:23). And we will trust God's promise to meet us when we come to Him: "You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:12-13). The methods can vary: take a walk, journal, pray, meditate; listen to music, or any other way you find to be still with God.
How do we attune our ears to the voice of God? How do we develop a rhythm of listening? Do we expect God to speak and do we expect to hear him? How do you best hear the voice of God? In a frantic, busy, results oriented culture how do we slow down enough to hear? Why is listening an essential to being a missional community?