Listening has many functions. In our last episode, we discussed how listening deeply to another is a gift to them, a ministry, if you will, of listening. In this episode, we discuss how listening is an activity that helps us learn.
But this kind of listening requires several of the same values and postures that the gift of listening requires. We must maintain a posture of humility as we seek to learn from another.
In this podcast, we discuss listening as both ministry and gift. The art of listening is a skill to be learned. In our conversations, we are often processing how we want to respond or distracted by our own thoughts. Listening as a gift helps us practice the "one another-isms" in the New Testament, as we put others' needs ahead of our own and honour others above ourselves.
We demonstrate this type of listening towards the end of the podcast as Jeremy shares some recent disappointments and Steven listens to him in a way that helps Jeremy process the disappointments in a positive way that enables him to find growth.
Jeremy Hoover makes disciples in Sarnia, Ontario. He also provides personal growth, wisdom, and insight coaching, as well as coaching for church leaders.