A couple of times last week (here and here), I looked at assessing how well our college ministries are encouraging friendships to form.

But there’s another aspect of community, and one you have more direct responsibility for: the overall feeling of connections between those in your ministry. Is there a sense of “family,” even if your ministry is big?

Every campus and every ministry is different, but before you dismiss this as unimportant for your particular ministry, I’d challenge you to consider it. What if your students really did see themselves as a “community,” regardless of other communities, friendships, and other “memberships” they have across campus?

You can do something about this.