New Covenant Input

The listening circles discussed the three questions below. Write any ideas you would like to add. Be sure you identify which question you are answering!

1 - What qualities are vital in ourselves and fellow congregants to maintain a caring community and reach the goals we set as a church? for example: trust, honesty, humor, compassion, tolerance, respect, patience etc.

2 - Although we will always have disagreements about issues, what expectations should we have of ourselves and others in seeing our way through them in a positive way? What is the value of direct communication in maintaining community?

3 - What tools do we as a church need to  have in place to help people maintain covenantal relationships with one another?

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