The last of this week’s semester-long ideas involves delegation… of the kind that still happens far too little in the world of college ministry.
I realize that plenty of us delegate something to students – the worship band, Bible study leadership, maybe a social justice team, event-planning team, etc.. But I think we’re less likely to give over behind-the-scenes operations, to put a group of students (or even one student or a couple of students) in charge of something we see as a major aspect of our ministries.
This simple semester-long idea is simply to do that. And for those who already do (and there are some), the encouragement is to consider adding a team or two for this semester.
There are lots of ways to use student teams beyond the one-off or focused-service ways we often do. In fact, my examples today simply involve what I’ve already suggested this week:
- What if a team of students led the Bible-reading effort in your ministry, including any discussion of the text or choices about passages, etc.?
- What if a couple of students organized your professor-outreach?
- What if a “Research and Development” team of students helped research that Big Idea or other Big Advance?
- What if students themselves walked other students through a self-exhorting “time capsule” project?
Of course, there are many other ways to use a NEW student team this semester. What are you doing, as the college minister, that could be done by students?