Community and Congregational Listening: Coaching and Practices from Online Sessions

by Heidi Unruh. Center for Congregations, 2018.

This brief article offers practical wisdom to take the pulse of the congregation and its community as a first step to do ministry "with not for" the target audience.


action steps and advice from the Center for Congregations’ Community Ministry Major Initiative

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Make your outreach more impactful by switching your ministry model to "mutual ministry” by discussing this guide with your team.
  • Discern about new community initiative ideas by using this guide to gather practical information from your community.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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