Start the year centered on Christ! Come to Highrock Cambridge to pray for God to move in the Boston area, for our churches, and for personal joys and concerns.
Listening is quite different from hearing.
We hear lots of things. We hear birds chirping. Cars honking. Subway cars rushing and squealing. We hear voices humming along in the background at a coffee shop. We hear many things, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're listening to them.
The same is true in our communication with each other. We often hear what the other person is saying. Our brains register that noise is coming out of their mouths. But listening ... understanding ... communicating back that we understand what they're saying, but doing so in such a way that the person we're listening to understands that we understand... is very difficult. It is not necessarily intuitive. It actually takes a lot of labor to do well.
Knowing this, we are offering this workshop called, "Listening as a Labor of Love" in which we will teach skills and strategies to listen well and so hopefully improve our ability to listen well, negotiate conflict, and demonstrate compassionate empathy to one another. Led by Marcus Privitt.
Please register below and you'll receive more instructions on how to join us!
Marcus is a software consultant, Star Wars enthusiast, weight room devotee, and brand new husband. Marcus served part-time as a pastor at both Highrock North Shore and Highrock Haverhill before getting married and moving to Rochester last spring. Passionate about the art of listening, Marcus has returned to this Soultraining workshop many times, and even had the privilege of presenting it twice to his colleagues in software consulting. He's looking forward to leading this workshop for his family at Highrock, and learning the info with us all over again!