Maybe you need to ask this question in a month, but maybe it works now, too:

What should your student leaders or other student volunteers have been working on this summer?

There’s three months of opportunity each summer to move your college ministry forward – more time, more focus, just less proximity. Are there things that you, your staff, or summer students have been doing that could have been developed by students who are home?

Giving students projects over the summer – with some check-ins – keeps them engaged, frees you up, and gives you an easy excuse to connect with them.

So what opportunities did you miss this summer, and what will you change next year?