Step 2 – QUALIFICATIONS
- Be a Follower of Jesus. Being committed to following Jesus is the essential first ingredient in student leadership. We can’t introduce someone to Jesus if we don’t know Him first. Equally important is how we live. Our life has to match our message. We cannot lead others to a place we are not going ourselves. It could be that you have followed Jesus for a while, or maybe you just met Him recently. It does not matter to us how long you have followed Jesus, just so you have started the journey with Him.
- Be Available. Student leadership requires a commitment on your part to be available. It’s not just about showing up for NRG ,or FUSE. In order for this to be beneficial to you and to students you lead, it will require more of your attention. It will take time to learn, grow, develop leadership skills, get to know Jesus more and spend time with students. So it could be that the student leadership gig is not for you, that’s ok. Please just consider if you are willing to really give yourself to this. We believe that if you do, you will look back on high school and see that it was an awesome adventure with Jesus.
- Be Willing To Serve. Leaders are servants. Jesus said he did not come to be served but to serve. Student leaders will be expected to serve in many ways. Sometimes it’ll be up front doing something funny. Other times you’ll go unnoticed by simply helping to clean up a mess. The point is that no matter what you are asked to do, you are willing to do it.
- Desire to See God Use You. Leaders lead by how they live. The biggest impact a student leader can have leading other students is by leading with actions. And as crazy as this might sound, we really believe that high school students can make a huge impact on other students. We want you to know that we truly believe in high school students. We know that God wants to use them right here and now. The question that all our student leaders are faced with is this “are you willing to let God use you to impact other students?” That might seem like an easy question to answer, but the truth is that being willing to be used by God means that you will need to surrender yourself. You will need to surrender what you want in order to do what He wants. It is easier said than done. Are you prepared to lay down your life to see God work through you?