Posted by: Brian Musser | November 14, 2012

Benson has some great thoughts in this post on his blog.

Exploring College Ministry blog

Yesterday, I discussed one of the practical ramifications of our highly contextual work: falling in love with our particular context(s) just like a foreign missionary would fall in love with his.

And as I told the group of college ministers I spoke to last week, loving our contexts starts with knowing them well (which is generally how we come to love anything or anyone, right?).

  • Know your school’s history. You should have as clear a grasp on the history of your campus tribe as the school’s president does… and in the area of your school’s spiritual life, you should be the best repository of info around. This may seem like a secondary concern – and in some sense, it is. But it also shows the condition of your heart toward your campus – is it a place you’re choosing to invest in and serve as well as possible, or just…

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