Episode 078:

Listening to God through Scripture, Prayer and Community

July 30, 2019

Are You a Leader Who Listens?

In the midst of the chaos and distractions, leaders who listen focus on relationships. In other words, leaders learn to listen by engaging in the ongoing practice of listening.  They listen to God, the church, and the local community.

In this episode, we’ll explore listening to God through scripture, prayer and the community. Tim and Sara answer the questions, “Why listen through the scripture? And what are we listening for?”

Through stories and examples, we give you five big ideas that leaders listen for as they engage the scriptures, in prayer, and listening to the community. 

By listening to God, to the congregation, and to the community you can and will become a leader who listens.  When you listen, you are better equipped to assist the congregation to live out their faith, to love and serve in the community as well as where they live and work.

Listening to God Transforming Mission

There is a great need for leaders who listen.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Downloadable Resources

7 Questions Worksheets

Prayer Walk – Step by step guide to Listening to God through your community.

Podcast Episodes

Episode 077: Becoming a Leader Who Listens – 5 Reasons We Don’t Listen


Episode 064: Galatians 1 – Three Insights for Navigating Competing Values

Episode 065: Galatians 2: The Four Movements of Embrace

Episode 066: Galatians 3 – Spotting Paul’s Strengths for Disciple-Making

Episode 067: Galatians 4 – Becoming the Leader Other People Want to Follow

Episode 068: Galatians 5 – Selfish and Selfless Leadership

Episode 069: Galatians 6 – You Harvest What You Plant

The Seven Missional Questions


Listening to God through Scripture, Prayer and Community with Transforming Mission