I wanted to repost this blog post from Benson Hines from his site “Exploring College Ministry”.
This week, I’ve been posting some of the less-familiar reasons College Ministry is such an amazing field – I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get a little encouragement as school starts up!
While I’ve written about it here on the blog and in my book, you won’t hear too many people (yet) notice the obvious truth:
College ministers are operating “R&D” for the rest of the American Church.
We interact with lives (and whole generations) when they’re first “released into the wild”;
we do ministry in the context of the cutting edge of culture and education;
we encounter the adversaries and opportunities the rest of Christianity will face 5 years from now.
We are raising up the Church’s future leaders,
developing future forms of ministry,
in environments that foreshadow the future of the nation.
Can you believe we get to serve here?
Just a little thought as to why campus ministry is so important!! (Tom)