Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Include – To make someone a part of something. We all want to reach new heights of inclusion in our ministries. The foundation for all of our efforts on college campuses is to seek and to save the lost and to make disciples of all nations. In this way, we know who the someone is in this goal of inclusion: the lost. The something, however, is twofold. We certainly want to include the lost into salvation, through the gospel. Through salvation, believers are enveloped into the Body of Christ. The second aspect of inclusion, however, is the community of the ministry. As ministry leaders, we will have a hard time bringing people into the Body of Christ and getting them to stick if we don’t have a vibrant, approachable, and fun community for them to belong to. One of the scariest aspects of building an inclusive culture in your ministry…

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