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Listening and Caring Skills in Ministry: A Guide for Groups and Leaders [Paperback]

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Pages   152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 1996
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  0687017165  
EAN  9780687017164  

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Nine specific, teachable techniques to improve communication skills for pastors, counselors, and small-group leaders.

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The secret to leadership and transformation of a group--or of another person--is the quality of the relationship one person has with another. The effective group leader or counselor will be the person who learns how to listen to other people. By studying and employing listening skills, church leaders will engage others more compassionately, allowing them to feel that their needs are being met. These skills can be used with persons who are terminally ill, inactive at church, going through a divorce, in a family with a severely ill person, unemployed, seeking a new church, grieving, traumatized by catastrophe, going through teenage adolescence, in marriage counseling, or leading a ministry team.

John Savage offers eleven specific and teachable listening skills for improving relationships among those who do ministry in small-group settings or when offering counsel to others. The skills are taught through oral exercises and unfailingly helpful examples from actual congregational situations. The skills include paraphrasing, productive questions, perception check, expression of feelings and emotions, fogging, negative inquiry, behavior description, and story listening.

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Not the best book on the shelf  Feb 20, 2008
I used this book in a Course of Study class at Claremont School of Theology. However, I have taught most or all of the precepts that Mr. Savage would have you think are his own but have been in numerous other books and publications since I was in graduate school in the middle 70's. While the ideas are good, his presentation leaves many holes in the concepts and is not nearly as thorough as it should be. I would not recommend this book to anyone who is serious about counseling at anytime. There are many, many books on the market that are much better.
Very helpful and practical for pastoral ministry!  Nov 9, 2006
I used this book while on Clinical Pastoral Education and serving as a chaplain in a hospital. It was VERY helpful in teaching me skills and techniques for active listening. So often, when having a conversation, my emotions and thoughts tend to guide and influence our talk, but this book helps one to listen not only to the words of the other, but to their feelings, and also to recognize the feelings that are stirring within yourself, to most effectively identify the emotions and needs of the other.

I also purchased this for my dad who is a Stephen Minister and he has scoured it over and over finding very helpful advice in his ministry.

I highly recommend this book to anyone in counseling or pastoral studies!!!
This book is for everyone who wants better listening skills  Mar 9, 2006
This book is not just for Pastors, Counselors and Small Groups. Skills learned from this book are for all of us who want to improve and getting better at communication in our daily lives. I highly recommend attending the Listening Lab based on this book if there is one available in your town, churches or support group, especially for extravert folks since we are apt to talk more than to listen. Mr. John Savage is a loving, compassionate teacher, and his teaching, on listening skills, is God's gift to all of us. Thank you Mr. Savage for imparting your wonderful skills and knowledge.

I have the privilege of listening to Mr. John "Tim" Savage teaching and meeting him in person, and I am looking forward to more blessed opportunities to listen to Mr. Savage's teaching in the years to come. THANK YOU!
Listening for the Story  Jan 9, 2003
I keep returning to the skills I learned from this book, especially listening for metaphors in stories and dealing with criticism or hostile comments. The advice is applicable to counselors from a wide variety of religious traditions.
Revolutionize your listening skills!  Jan 2, 2001
Goes well beyond "active listening" to encouraging and actually hearing the other person's story. Teaches how to set aside one's own agenda and then points out what one can hear when one is truly listening. This book revolutionized the way I listen.

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