A while back I ask 5 top, much respected College Ministers what they did they felt really made a difference in their ministries. Here are their answers:
College Minister#1. "Invest in a small group of freshmen each year (to stay connected with upcoming generations of students, trends, etc.)".
College Minister #2. Participation in state-wide meetings/retreats/missions trips
College Minister #3. "I try to use encouragement on a daily basis with students. This sounds simple, but it is a very powerful part of leadership."
College Minister #4. "Focus on people...not programs. Students get enough of why weren't you at...or why didn't you..."
College Minister #5. "We highly encourage our upperclassmen to live in dorms for ministry purposes."
What is the one thing YOU do that makes a difference? Have you identified it? You should to make sure you are making the most of it!