My eldest son and I have been doing college visits this year. We been to large schools, small schools, state schools and private schools. The process of visiting these schools together has been great bonding time for the two of us. Although it has been overwhelming at times we both are getting a clearer picture of what might be the right fit for him (though our wallets aren't quite so sure).
During these visits I've become acutely aware of some best practices that transfer into church practices. Although some churches do these things well, others could take some pointers from colleges and universities in order to reach more people. Here are just a few: