Changes in Leadership David nasser oversee's new Changes for student leadership at Liberty university

Liberty University’s Campus Pastor, David Nasser, has taken several steps to revamp student leadership at Liberty University this semester.

Pastor David Nasser Speaking at Convocation

In the past, Liberty University's residential hall leadership was structured like this:

  • Resident Director: A paid staff member who oversee several residence halls and whom the Resident Assistants on those can report to.
  • Resident Assistant: Two students, typically upperclassmen, whom responsibilities include administrating and being responsible for their residence hall. In charge of their two Spiritual Life Directors.
  • Spiritual Life Director: Two students. In charge of the spiritual life on the hall. In charge of 8–10 Prayer Leaders.
  • Prayer Leader: Eight to ten students. Leads a weekly small-group consisted of about five students the their hall. Groups can be about any topic of the prayer leader's choosing.

When Nasser was hired in 2014, he saw this model and along with Mark Hine, Liberty's Senior VP of Student affairs, they both began the process of reconstructing the spiritual life of Liberty so that "students could wake up everyday and think primarily of spiritual development."

One of the first steps was starting the LU Shepherd Office

One step to move towards this was forming the recent, LU Shepherd office. This is underneath the Office of Spiritual Development that Nasser oversee's.

In wanting to make hall leadership more focused on “primarily the spiritual welfare” of the students living on halls, Nasser and his staff rethought what the different student leadership roles should look like. They are now:

  • Resident Director: A paid staff member who oversee several residence halls and whom the Resident Assistants on those can report to.
  • Resident Assistant: Two students, typically upperclassmen, whom responsibilities include administrating and being responsible for the physical well-being of their residence hall. Reports to their resident Director
  • Resident Shepherds: Two students. In charge of the spiritual well-being on the hall. Shepherds their 8–10 Prayer Leaders. They co-lead with the Resident Assistants, and now report to their LU Shepherds.
  • Community Group Leaders: Leads community group consisted of about five students from their hall. Groups are based around what was taught at Campus Community.

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Liberty University’s Campus Pastor/ David Nasser/ has set out to make Liberty’s residence halls more “spiritually minded” // Earlier this semester Nasser and the Office of spiritual development had begun implementing new changes in how hall leadership is set up // With the help of the new Shepherd’s Office/ the descriptions of past roles on hall leadership have been revamped with new programs available to foster growth in students// Nasser says / *sound bite* ///

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