Day 3 - Practicing Listening

Often times, when learning to speak a foreign language, let’s take Spanish as an example, one finds that they are much better at speaking Spanish than listening to someone else speak it. Speaking is easier because they know what it is they are trying to say. Listening is more difficult because they have to intentionally focus all of their attention on understanding what the teacher is saying. I find that my mind wanders more easily when I am listening to something I don’t fully understand than when I am formulating my own sentences, and so I must discipline myself to focus.


Second, when learning to speak another language, one has to practice, practice, and practice. We only become more proficient at something by practicing it, not by merely wishing to be more proficient.


The parallels here to our focus this Lent are clear. For many people, speaking seems to come more naturally than listening. Listening usually requires more intentional commitment and effort. If we want to enhance our ability to listen, we will need to practice, practice, and practice. 


Making It Personal: Do you find that, in general, listening is more difficult than speaking for you? What helps you to focus as you listen to someone else? Are you ready to make a commitment this Lent to practice listening?

our doors are open!!!

SUNDAY MORNINGS @ 11:00 AM


We are gathering and worshipping INSIDE, OUTSIDE & ONLINE via livestream at YouTube or Vimeo


Click here for the weekly bulletin and here for lyrics to this week's worship songs


You can watch our service videos anytime on YouTube or our website.


roundedfacebook Facebook       roundedinstagram  Instagram       roundedyoutube  YouTube     roundedvideoplay  Website    roundedvimeo  Vimeo



COVID-19 updates to our office, services, and events can be found here.

COVID-19 safety protocols for in-person service can be found here.


Click to learn more ABOUT US and to MEET OUR STAFF

Scroll down to see what's happening at SVC, to submit prayer requests and praise reports

and for information on ways to give to SVC.


  • MINISTRY LEADERSHIP MEETING

    SATURDAY @ SVC

    9:30 - 1:00

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • LADIES BINGO NIGHT

    Sunday @ 6;30 PM

    VIA ZOOM

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • YOUTH GROUP

    Wednesday Nights @ SVC

    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • College age / 

    young Adult Group

    OUR HIGH SCHOOL GRAD & TWENTY SOMETHING GROUP IS ON HOLD WHILE PASTOR PHILL RECOVERS FROM SURGERY

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

ONLINE / TEXT

SVC has a new online giving provider

Click here to give or

for more information on giving at SVC



MAIL

Spring Valley Church

2640 Sunset Blvd.

Rocklin, CA. 95677



PrayerS & PRAISES

We believe in the power of prayer!  We also believe in celebrating praises!  Click here to share your request for prayer or praise with us.