A while ago I stumbled across the ‘rhythms of missional living’ laid out by a group in the UK called the Edge Network:
Each week we respond to the identity that God gives to us in his grace by trying to B. L. E. S. S. others through what we do.
- Bless — Each week we aspire to bless others in our Christian community and local neighbourhood in word, action or gift at least three times.
- Listen — Each week we aspire to listen to God, looking for him to guide us through his word and Spirit. And we listen to people around us to understand their stories and the story of our culture.
- Eat — Each week we aspire to eat or have a drink with people outside our immediate family at least three times, offering friendship and community.
- Speak — Each week we aspire to tell people the story of Jesus and our story of Jesus, making Jesus a normal part of our conversations. And we speak to God through prayer, recognising our dependence on him in all things.
- Sabbath — Each week we aspire to spend time in rest, praise, play, partying and creativity.
I’m sure we could endlessly debate how each of these aspirations is expressed or whether we’d like to see others added to it. But what I’m interested in is how you reckon they’d could be adapted for a university campus context.