5 questions to help you engage with your community

I’m currently working my way through Out and Out: Way-Out Community Work by Dave Andrews, which is really interesting and challenging.

I found these questions for reflection really helpful, so I thought I’d post them up for you to perhaps be able to reflect on as well. Andrews suggests taking some time to sit in silence, and write down your answers:

1. What is the community that I feel called to live in more faithfully?

2. How can I connect with the people in my community more effectively?

3. How can I empty myself to make more time and space for others?

4. How can I best use my knowledge and skills to serve other people?

5. What can I gladly sacrifice today to show substantial compassion to people in my community, that won’t make me resentful, bitter or twisted, if it is not reciprocated, appreciated or acknowledged?

They’re incredibly simple, practical questions, but ones which open us up to the possibility of being present with others in new ways.

 

About the author: James Henley
James Henley
James has been with The Lab since 2007 and leads our team. He's an ordained pioneer minister in the Church in Wales.