Roles and Responsibilities of leaders

Roles and Responsibilities of leaders in Student Living

Home Evening Coordinator

  • Strives to learn and understand the principles of Student Living through personal preparation and application.
  • Works under the direction of the bishop to implement Student Living within the ward.
  • Trains and instructs Home Evening group leaders on a regular basis (ideally twice a month) in an effort to prepare them to effectively facilitate Student Living lessons within their respective groups
  • Participates in ward council and interfaces with all ward leaders to cultivate and foster the principles of Student Living throughout the ward.

Home Evening Group Leader

  • Strives to learn and understand the principles of Student Living through personal preparation and application.
  • Works under the direction of the Home Evening coordinator to incorporate Student Living into Home Evening on Monday nights.
  • Dedicates at least one Home Evening a month to a group discussion of a Student Living lesson.
  • Determines which Student Living lesson(s) to teach each month. The lesson(s) may be recomended by the bishop, the Home Evening coordinators, or other ward/stake leaders.
  • Knows each of the group members personally so that Student Living lessons can be tailored to minister to individual needs.
  • Ensures each lesson is planned and prepared well before the scheduled Home Evening.
  • Helps any others who may be assigned to teach the lesson do so in a way that invites the Spirit.
  • Regularly reports observations (and attendance if requested) to Home Evening coordinators.

Stake President

  • Learns and teaches the principles of Student Living and familiarizes himself with the Student Living lessons.
  • Instructs and advises bishops regarding the implementation of Student Living at the ward level.
  • Assigns a high councilor to advise, encourage, and assist the wards in their efforts to implement Student Living

High Councilor

  • Work s under the direction of the stake president to implement and assess Student Living throughout the stake.
  • Trains and instructs bishops at the request of the stake president.
  • Trains and instructs Home Evening coordinators and group leaders.
  • Assists the stake presidency in reviewing relevant assessment data collected and distributed by the university

Bishop

  • Learns and teaches the principles of Student Living and familiarizes himself with the Student Living lessons.
  • Extends callings to Home Evening coordinators and group leaders.
  • Ensures that Home Evening coordinators and group leaders clearly understand their role and provides guidance and direction to them regarding the teaching of Student Living lessons in Home Evening.
  • Prescribes additional ways in which the principles and associated practices of love, shared responsibility, and mutual respect are discussed and emphasized within the ward.
  • Utilizes the ward council to cultivate and foster the principles of Student Living throughout the ward