Here’s a former Fridea a little bit updated – and perfect for pursuing this summer.

You might be surprised by the opportunity you have to delegate this summer.

As college students are around town OR back home this summer, it’s a great time see what “little things” they might be interested in accomplishing for the college ministry. Many are likely to have extra free time, and it’s a great way to keep them connected, too.

What’s the list of stuff they could help with? Well, you’ll have to construct that. Some things might be vital to your ministry, others will simply be “can-you-give-me-a-hand” opportunities. Here are ones that come to mind in only three categories to get you started, but it’s worth spending some minutes on your own list…

  • your ministry’s social media: looking for needed updates/fixes to your various platforms, creating new content (text, graphics, videos, etc.), thinking through ways to make it better, getting your web site and other platforms ready for new freshmen (who are already checking them out now), creating a “For Parents” section, looking at what other college ministries (on your campus or otherwise) have done with social media, starting an Instagram/Snapchat/whatever for your ministry…
  • materials prep: creating “personal study” articles about important topics that students ask about, creating advertisements for the upcoming school year, looking for good articles/books worth having available at your campus ministry, creating “swag” like T-shirts or other fun stuff…
  • activity prep: helping with research for messages for the fall, preparing to give messages for the fall, rethinking/brainstorming about your Large Group Meeting, vetting small group curriculum, finding out how other college ministries do their activities, planning start-of-the-school-year activities, planning events for the fall or spring, planning a mission trip, researching potential organizational partners for local service or missions or anything else…

Some of these things require special talent. Some of them require leaders. Some of them are simpler.

But all of them, with the right student, could be moved off of your plate AND moved forward – while giving students more ownership. What else could you delegate?