In our staff meetings we allocate time regularly for leadership skill development.
Continuing our discussion of communication, we watched the following video
Elizabeth Lesser - Take the "Other" to Lunch
She also appeared with Guy Raz on Ted Radio Hour, and you can read the transcript here or download the mp3 and listen here.
Here are some of our quick notes for your reference.
As we "partner with our neighbors to experience God's transforming love" we will increasingly be called to practices like this - getting to know and appreciate (and eventually love) our neighbors.
"Neighboring" as a verb means to treat "the other" as we want to be treated, and seek to know and see the image of God in them.
Start by taking "the other" to lunch.
See you at the table.