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Energize Your Church Through Listening

By Bryan Tener

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Has the uncertainty of the future and the challenges that your congregation face left you overwhelmed and anxious? Are you working so hard to keep ministries at their current level that you’re unable to plan ahead and work toward a vision? It’s sometimes challenging to know where to start. If you’re seeking a way to energize your congregation that makes room for planning and moving forward toward deeper engagement within the congregation and in the community, this recorded webinar is for you.

On June 7, Discipleship Ministries and Path 1 hosted an hour-long webinar with Joy Skjegstad and Heidi Unruh on the action of listening titled, “Energize Your Congregation Through Listening.” The Zoom session was full of great ideas that came from the panelists and participants. There were some great insights on the impact of valuing someone’s voice and where that can lead—deeper connections, engagement, and involvement. Throughout the session, participants learned valuable tools, models for listening, and possible actions steps that they could begin using right away.

This hope-filled session might just be what you’re needing to begin envisioning the possibilities of all that could be available for you and your congregation as you seek renewal, purpose, and meaningful relationships within the church and more vital relationships in the neighborhoods and communities in which you live.

You can view the session here:

If you have any questions about this particular session or would like to learn more about aspects of community engagement, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact Bryan Tener at [email protected].


Joy Skjegstad is a consultant, author, and coach who works throughout the U.S. to help churches develop a strategic vision and connect to their communities in creative ways. In her thirty-five years of experience, she has worked with hundreds of churches and nonprofits to help them gain focus and grow. In addition to Real Connections, Joy has authored three other books: 7 Creative Models for Community Ministry, Winning Grants to Strengthen Your Ministry, and Starting a Nonprofit at Your Church.

Heidi Unruh is a trainer and coach, helping leaders move from idea to action. Her practical resources equip Christians to connect with neighbors, walk alongside those who are vulnerable, and work toward a flourishing community. She is the coauthor (with Joy Skjegstad) of Real Connections: Ministries to Strengthen Church and Community Relationships. Heidi’s other books include Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works; Hope for Children in Poverty; and Equipping Christians for Kingdom Purpose in Their Work.

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