Meeting with God’s voice

R131.15

New updated and revised editon.  An extensive guide using the Listening Cycle to help church leaders to organise and arrange meetings in such a way that church meetings will grow from regulative meetings to meetings that are in nature meetings of listening – to one another and to God.

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Description

SUBTITLE: Listen with your heart. A guide for leaders seeking God’s agenda for their congregation

FORMAT: Book

PAGES: 128

SUMMARY: New updated and revised editon.  An extensive guide using the Listening Cycle to help church leaders to organise and arrange meetings in such a way that church meetings will grow from regulative meetings to meetings that are in nature meetings of listening – to one another and to God.

CONTENT

Preface

Acknowledgements

Part 1: Introduction

The birth of the first congregation: Acts 4–15

Questions for discussion

Part 2: Background knowledge and the use of the Listening Cycle

Chapter 1: God speaks … in the first person

First discovery: Torah … God speaks

Second discovery: Nebi’im … God takes the initiative

Third discovery: Ketubim … God gives his wisdom in discernment through spiritual discernment

What does spiritual discernment mean?

Chapter 2: The use of the Listening Cycle during meetings

Practical guidelines and questions on the use of the listening cycle during meetings

Part 3: The Listening Cycle

Chapter 3: First movement – resting

Station 1: Invited by God to be calm and rested …

Station 2: Entering God’s time

Chapter 4: Second movement – hearing

Station 3: Listening to the Word of God

Station 4: Listening to each other

Station 5: Listening to others and to the times

Station 6: Listening to the Word of God again and becoming aware of the Holy Spirit working

Chapter 5: Third movement – living

Station 7: Focus on what God is doing now: the challenge of responsible leadership

Station 8: Answering with our lifes

Part 4: Resources

Resources for congregational leaders

Lectio Divina

Liturgy 1: Agapé meal

Liturgy 2: Hope

Bibliography

AUTHOR
Dr Frederick Marais works for Communitas, based in Stellenbosch. He is widely known and recognised as an experienced consultant for congregational matters.