The Spirit is inviting us to move from “doing for” to “being with,” from helping to listening. Usually congregations think about engaging their communities and giving help to meet needs (outreach programs, food pantry, giving help etc.). We need experiments shaped by being with people as listeners to discern what God is already doing ahead of us. While helping and serving are important, they become defaults that leave us in control by doing things for others.
Check this out from Alan Roxburgh and The Missional Network.