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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.
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
2019–2020 Calendar of Selection Process
October 22, 2019 | Resident Shepherd Interest Meeting | 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. in the Montview Ballroom
December 2, 2019 | Applications and Evaluations Deadline (Midnight)