Learning to listen well is of utmost importance for small-group leaders. Without a culture of listening, group members won't open up. Listening well also prevents misunderstandings, builds trust, and invites participation. Spend time developing this skill and you'll see a world of difference in your small group.
For a sample from this Training Tool, see "Good Questions Show Good Listening."
The Heart of Listening
An overview on listening well
By Beatrice Rusu
The Importance of Listening
Are You Listening?
Spiritual opportunities surround us when we take the time to practice the fine art of listening.
By David Ping
The Power of Active Listening
Learn a skill that is necessary for all small-group leaders.
By Reid Smith
Self-Awareness in Listening
Understanding our prejudices can help us hear more accurately.
By Emma J. Justes
Attentive Listening: Hearing God and Hearing One Another
This discipline will have a huge impact on your group life.
By Diana C. Bennett
10 Ways to Be a Better Listener
Follow these steps for greater understanding, attention, and empathy.
By Michael Mack
Good Questions Show Good Listening
Learn to understand people and help them understand themselves.
By Doug Self
Hearing Aids for Small-Group Leaders
5 keys to listening well in your group
By Cathy Mogus
Small-Group Listening Skills
Simple tips for helping your group members become great listeners
By Bill Search
What Are You Trying to Say?
A practical chart to help you keep track of body language in your small group
By Pat J. Sikora
Total number of pages - 25
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