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The Ministry Value of Proximity

A normal day begins with walking our daughters to school just down the street from our duplex. At school I see my bartender whose son is in my daughter’s class. I see members of our Community Group who work at the school or are dropping their kids off at school. Then I walk a little over a mile to work at church. In the afternoons I work from home or at a local coffee shop a few blocks from our house. Then I pick up our daughters from school with my wife. Then I close off the afternoon with a run around a beautiful lake just down the road from our house.

Most of my work and family life happens within a one mile radius of our house.

I am beginning to realize that one of the most strategic values of ministry life is proximity. Read the rest of this entry

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