If you’re interested in a deeper understanding of what I refer to as, “Non-Mentor Mentorship” I’d recommend you checking out this website! It gives a ton of thoughts, has some forthcoming resources and has free training – namely a seminar I did at The Orange Conference this past April on this issue (see the left margin for a link to that seminar).
I’ve talked about this idea for the past couple years in seminars, have written about it in my forthcoming book, College Ministry From Scratch, and articulated the overall philosophy directly to people of older generations in the book I co-authored with Reggie Joiner and Abbie Smith called, The Slow Fade.
If I had to say there is one thing that has the most impact in our college ministries, it’s this. That’s not to say other programmatic elements aren’t useful and fruitful. It’s simply to say that this, in my opinion, has the most long-term effect.