The dynamics of community and culture seem to be the same, wherever you may find yourself.
For example, I work in campus ministry. The university community is unique and as a campus missionary of sorts, I must know the culture. I must learn its language, find its gathering places, and know its nuances. I must submerge myself into the community if I want to effectively develop relationships with college students, earn their trust, and ultimately earn the right to share the gospel with them.
Essentially, I must become “one of them.”
(And, may I say, it’s a rough job. Somebody has to go to all those football games!)