Become a Resident Shepherd

 

Resident Shepherds serve the students on their residence hall by nurturing spiritual development and maturity through elevating the priority of gospel-centered discipleship– giving expression to love for God, love for one another, and love for the nations. Additionally, Resident Shepherd's model holiness, humility, honesty, honor, hustle, hospitality, hunger, and create a sense of home for the students on their hall. 

 

Eligibility

To become a Resident Shepherd you must be able to meet or exceed the following expectations in order to apply.

1. Leadership Expectations

  • Mature and growing disciple of Jesus, well-grounded in Scripture
  • Solid reputation, living a life above reproach
  • Able to articulate and communicate the gospel effectively 
  • Active member of the local church, and/or under the watch-care of a local church in the Lynchburg area
  • Knowledgeable about the mission and purpose of the church
  • Genuine love for people with demonstrated relational skills 
  • Ability to both challenge and encourage others in their walk with the Lord
  • Humble demeanor and teachable spirit
  • Consistent and reliable
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Committed to the purpose of the Resident Shepherd Ministry reflecting the vision, values, and mission of The Office of Spiritual Development and LU Shepherd
  • Previous student leadership experience

 

2. Academic and Conduct Standards

  • Must be enrolled at Liberty during the application process
  • Sets the standard as a leader in the area of academics. This includes setting an example in study habits, homework, class attendance and a positive attitude toward professors and classes
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or above each semester
  • Cannot obtain more that 12 Liberty Way points during any given semester. Past discipline records may be considered during the application as well

 

3. Availability to Carry Out Responsibilities

  • Due to conflict in leadership duties and responsibilities, students should not apply if any of the following are true
    • You will be required to student teach during the upcoming academic year
    • You will be a junior in the Nursing Major
    • You are on an athletic team, the debate team, or the marching band
  • Applicants in certain academic programs that could pose a significant challenge to fulfilling Resident Shepherd responsibilities will be evaluated more closely
  • The Resident Shepherd schedule during the academic year has certain blackout days that Resident Shepherd's are required to be on campus. These include but are not limited to Orientation Trainings, Move-In Day, CFAW, Global Impact Week, Retreats, Baccalaureate and Commencement activities, and other events directed or promoted by the Office of Spiritual Development and the Office of LU Shepherd

 

2018–2019 Calendar of Selection Process

Date Selection Process
November 7, 2017 Resident Shepherd Interest Meeting
December 22, 2017 Applications and Evaluation Deadline (midnight)
January 17, 2018 First Round Cuts
January 29,2018 – February 9, 2018 Interviews
February 9 & 10, 2018 The Assessment 
February 23, 2018 Resident Shepherd Team Reveal
February 26, 2018 Contract Signing
March 9, 2018 Placement Announcement