A. Seeks to learn and understand principles of Student Living through personal preparation and application.
Guiding Principles: Love, Shared Responsibility, and Mutual Respect (pp. 1-4)
"Becoming" through Student Living and the Parable of the Good Samaritan (pp. 5-7)
Develops familiarity with the foundational talks and lessons (pp. 19-62).
B. Works under the direction of the Bishop to implement Student Living within the ward.
Seeks opportunities within the ward to teach principles and train other ward leaders.
Utilizes Ward Council to facilitate discussions concerning principles of gospel-centered living and the Student Living model. Sets goals supportive of these principles.
Plans Student Living lessons to be taught throughout the course of the semester. This could entail number of lessons or which lessons will be taught and when.
Reports each week in Ward Council on impacts and participation, as well as reporting to the High Councilor as needed.
Observes teaching or gathers feedback from groups on effectiveness of teaching and participation of group members as well as any needs within the group.
C. Trains Home Evening Group Leaders
Attends all scheduled stake Student Living training meetings
Meets with Home evening leaders on a regularly basis (at least monthly) to prepare them to facilitate Student Living lessons within their respective groups.
Uses the lessons within the manual to demonstrate effective teaching.
Prepares them to fulfill the dual responsibilities of their calling in home evening and Student Living.
Plans meetings in advance according to the learning model. Specific home evening lessons should be prepared in advance. Student Living goals, purposes, and roles should be covered and introduced.
D. Lives exemplary of the model of Student Living at "all times, in all things, in all places".
Matthew 18 Principle
If thy brother trespass against thee (1) go and tell it to him between thee and him alone; (2) if he will not hear thee, take with thee two or three more; (3) if he neglect to hear them, take it to the church (See Matt. 18:15-17).
Roommates Get Involved
"Don't leave the wounded on the battlefield....if you reach out in a spirit of love and humility, you can help the spiritually wounded find the Savior." (Power of the Holy Temple, Kim B. Clark, SLM p. 27).
The Code of Silence
"The strategies of the enemy to deceive, attack, and distract are made even more effective if he can divide us from one another. Division comes in many forms - contention, disunity, gossip, back biting. But perhaps the most insidious is silence" (Power of the Holy Temple, Kim B. Clark, SLM p. 27).
"People of integrity will neither foster, nourish, embrace nor share a lie" ("Becoming" Through Student Living, Marvin J. Ashton, SLM p. 6).
Genuinely Concerned Neighbors
"We do not want an environment on this campus characterized by self-appointed, judgmental, and self-righteous spiritual vigilantes. We do want an environment on this campus where appropriately and genuinely concerned "neighbors" in the true scriptural sense of the word neighbor, would remind, help, and encourage us to consistently think, speak, and act in a way that invites the Spirit of the Holy Ghost among us." (In the Path of Their Duty, David A. Bednar, SLM p.22).
"Zion is Zion because of the character, attributes, and faithfulness of her citizens...We cannot wait until Zion comes for these things to happen- Zion will come only as they happen" (Come to Zion, D. Todd Christofferson, SLM p.24).