Are you about to move to a new neighborhood, new school, or new job?
Or maybe you recently made a change? Or maybe you did a while ago, but you want to do better engaging those around you. Are you wondering how to earn the trust of your new community?
From our experience of moving (more than I ever thought I would), I have learned 5 simple (but difficult) steps to gain the trust of those in your new community.
The short list:
- Get on their turf.
- Be humble.
- Build relationships.
- Love and empathize.
- Trust in God.
For a more complete explanation, check out my latest guest post on the Culturally Engaged blog, called Neighboring: 5 Steps to Earn Trust.
I trust that you’ll find this useful. But I probably missed some tips and principles.
Let us know in the comments (here or the CE blog): What have you learned about earning the trust of a new community?
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