The Ministry of Listening

Christian Gonzalez

Christians, especially Christian leaders, often feel the need to contribute something when they are with others: advice, opinions, or theological reflection. Unfortunately, many frequently forget that listening can be just as valuable (or even more valuable!) a ministry as speaking. In this session, Christian Gonzalez will explore the unique role that listening plays in our own spiritual lives, in our relationships with others, and the ways it is manifest through a theology of ministry that is deeply rooted in Christ’s Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection.

Christian Gonzalez is a Young Adult Ministries Coordinator for Y2AM. He is a husband, father, coffee drinker, sandal wearer, podcaster, and CrossFitter. Christian has an MA in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Christian and his family live in Phoenix, Arizona.