Campus Ministry continues to grow and benefit from Peer Ministry Leadership. The group at Concordia University in Portland had wonderful discussions about what ministry is and what it isn’t. They decided they did not want their ministry to be known for pressuring other students into attending events or intrusively arguing beliefs. Much of the discussion turned to the importance of being in the midst of every day university life, listening, caring, welcoming and being in the midst. It was refreshing for the group to discover new ways of being Christian other than being stereotyped into “Bible thumpers.”
The group taught me a new word as they expressed their desire to avoid to much “7-11 music.” Interpreted, 7-11 music are the songs that only have 7 words and are repeated 11 at least 11 times. Refreshing to find students looking under the surface discovering a ministry that lives every day, everywhere and in every relationship.