LEADING IS MAKING DISCIPLES

NAV LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT

2018-2019 UF Navigators Leadership Commitment

 

As a leader with the UF Navigators, I, by the grace of God, commit to…

I. Pursue God Deeply

WHY: Your relationship with Jesus comes before all things. We want Him to satisfy you! // John 15 – No branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

 

  • PERSONALLY… I will make it a priority to pursue God through Bible study, prayer, Scripture Memory, spiritual disciplines, worship, time alone with Him, etc. Seeking God is how I find my source of life and time with Him will fuel any service or ministry that I do.

  • MORALLY… I will be led by the Scriptures in matters of personal holiness, bringing my sin into the light within trusted community, and model appropriate and considerate relationships with the opposite sex.

  • COMMUNALLY: I will commit to prioritize attendance and membership of a local church community in Gainesville and be accountable to a local pastor and congregation throughout my time as a student.

 

 II. Faithful participation in The Navigators community

WHY: Leaders don’t just play specific ministry roles, they shape our culture. We want our leaders to commit to shaping our ministry and its culture. In order to do that, they must be a part of it.

 

  • In my ROLE: As a leader within The Navigators community, I will faithfully attend and recruit to developmental events for my benefit and for the benefit of the students that I have been entrusted to lead. This includes, but is not limited to: NavNight, Beach Retreat, Men’s/Women’s Retreat, Ignite Conference, NavNight and Bible study

  • In my MISSION: I will faithfully pursue a lifestyle of discipleship (choose opportunities for my spiritual growth and choose to be actively involved in helping a younger believer grow spiritually). My life will include an investment in relationships with those in my Bible study outside of our weekly Bible study time.

  • With my OPPORTUNITIES: I will consider and pray about attending the UF Navigators Spring Break trip and also consider a summer 2020 commitment with The Navigators (STP, overseas, Eagle Lake, etc.)

 

III. Invest in my personal leadership development

WHY: We expect leadership to be challenging and difficult, and we don’t expect you to have it figured out! It is our job to help you process discouragement, provide you with a safe place to be developed, and to shepherd you with care.

 

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: As I learn and am entrusted to lead, I will agree to be kept accountable in my attendance of our UF Navigator Leadership Community meetings and agree to be faithful in my commitments to lead and shepherd other members of our community (5 each semester).

  • BEING ABOVE REPROACH: I will model faithfulness, teachability, and humility in the way that I lead and interact with others. I will receive feedback and instruction from staff and/or my Bible study leader, understanding it is given in love and truth. As far as it depends on me, I will commit to carrying out my leadership commitment with all faithfulness.

 

Leadership Calendar

Reconnect Retreat (August 14-15)

Fall Launch Events (August 16-September 1)

Beach Retreat (Sept. 14-16)

Men’s / Women’s Day (Undecided)

Ignite Conference (February 2-4)

NAV LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

CORE Leadership Opportunities (can only commit to one)

 

BIBLE STUDY LEADERS:

  • Expectation: Committed to preparing good questions and facilitating relevant, helpful, and vulnerable weekly discussions. Committed to being a spiritual shepherd of your Bible study and potentially training a Bible study apprentice. Modeling a lifestyle of service, discipleship, and humility.

  • Goals: Leading others toward end of knowing God personally, developing group identity, imparting skill and confidence in handling the Scriptures, catalyzing mission community within the study

  • Development: 5 leader development sessions (NLC) per semester (10 hours).

 

BIBLE STUDY APPRENTICES:

  • Expectation: : Committed to learning from your leader how to prepare good questions and facilitate relevant, helpful, and vulnerable weekly discussions. Committed to serving BS leader and being available to shepherd BS members throughout the semester. Take on the role of community developer and social organizer of the study.

  • Goals: Learning how to lead others toward end of knowing God personally, develop group identity, imparting skill and confidence in handling the Scriptures, catalyzing mission community within the study

  • Development: 5 leader development sessions (NLC) per semester (10 hours) / personal training and mentoring from BS leader.

 

FALL & SPRING TRAINING COACHES:

  • Expectation: Be an active member of a Navigator study. Committed to attending 8-weeks of training and helping facilitate discussion and developing Biblical conviction. Committed to meeting one-to-one with mentees outside of training. Committed to modeling and teaching individuals about spiritual disciplines, evangelism, and disciple-making basics.

  • Goals: Lead others to live an increasingly missional and intentional lifestyle. Lead others in developing biblical convictions (particularly around God-seeking + disciple-making). Growth in personal disciple-making skills and spiritual reproduction.

  •  Development: Fall & Spring Training Staff Shepherd + 5 leader development sessions per semester

 

iNAVS LEADER / APPRENTICE:

  • Expectation: Be an active member of a Navigator study. Facilitate outreach and weekly IBD/Bible study with international students. Continue to pursue relationships outside Bible study. Host events for internationals and members of Navs.

  • Goals: See international students trust Jesus…help them move closer. Get Navigator students exposed to international students and promote friendship between those groups. Help internationals feel welcomed in Nav community

  • Development: iNAVS staff shepherd and 5 leader development sessions per semester

COMPLEMENTARY Leadership Opportunities (Can be involved in CORE + any of these)

 

NAVNIGHT: Worship, Production/Tech, Hospitality

Expectation: Teamwork that produces a healthy, relevant, and positive weekly meeting experience

   Worship*: A team of band members who are practiced, polished, and dedicated to leading our Nav community into  a meaningful time of         worshiping our Savior, Jesus Christ. *must audition

   Hospitality: A team of students dedicated to helping NavNight feel aesthetically pleasing, welcoming to new students, culturally                      sensitive,and encouraging to current members.

   Production/Tech: A team of servants who put together a production schedule, equip the band, and facilitate weekly NavNights.

Goals: A polished weekly meeting that facilitates authentic community, a compelling, Christ-centered worship experience, and effective Biblical preaching that elevates the Gospel, illustrates Biblical convictions, and mobilizes laborers to reach the campus and beyond.

Development: Staff Shepherd + evaluated experience

 

MISSION MOBILIZERS:

Expectation: Team will champion outreach and evangelism within our ministry. Team will serve to mobilize and rally Nav students to share the Gospel consistently, faithfully, and boldly in their lifestyle, words, and actions.

Goals: Evangelism saturation of the campus. Help facilitate IBD outreach in December/Spring 2019 alongside Nav staff. Be a consistent voice for outreach and others-centeredness in all aspects of our Navigator community. Consistent and frequent campus evangelism efforts.

Development: Staff shepherd + 5 leader development meetings / semester (10 hours)

 

PRAYER MOBILIZERS:

Expectation: Team will champion prayer and God-seeking within our ministry. Team will serve to mobilize and rally Nav students to pray, seek the Lord, trust God, and petition God for His will to be done on campus and throughout the world. This team will model consistent, faithful, and bold prayers in their lifestyle and ministry.

Goals: Prayer saturation in all aspects of ministry. Facilitate campus prayer groups. Continually seek the Lord in fulfilling his promises, praying over strategic needs and opportunities, leading Nav community in prayer efforts at NavNight and throughout the semester. Be a  consistent voice for seeking the Lord and interceding for others in all aspects of our Navigator community.

Development: Staff shepherd + 5 leader development meetings / semester (10 hours)

 

COMMUNITY MOBILIZERS

Expectation: Team will champion community development, diversity, and UF campus involvement within our ministry. Team will serve to communicate, inform, and mobilize Nav students to engage campus culture together.

Goals: To help UF Navigators engage with campus culture. To provide shared experiences for Navigators of all classes and backgrounds to enjoy, and to facilitate opportunities for friendship and community development within our ministry. Seek out community service opportunities in Gainesville to serve campus and our community.

Development: Staff shepherd + 5 leader development meetings / semester (10 hours)

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