This summer at Campus Edge has been quiet: smaller groups, more one-on-one conversations, time to organize and process. It’s been a bit disconcerting, to be honest. There’s something energizing about new projects and lots of people, and this quiet has, at times, made me restless and impatient. The reality, though, is that the quiet has provided space to reflect, discern and listen, to become more aware of the passions, gifts and interests of those connected to Campus Edge.
The quiet has also been a gentle reminder that, as Leanne Friesen recently wrote about, pastoring (and ministering) does not always look like we expect it to. Sometimes it even looks like making home-made pizza for a study, only to store it in in plastic containers in the fridge and sending out an email to drop by to pick up some for exam week.