Each semester InterVarsity offers a Discipleship Group for students who are interested in growing as leaders in their faith & on their campus. The Cohort is open to any current undergrad Chapman students who are growing in their relationship with Jesus, and who are interested in discerning the possibility of serving as leaders with InterVarsity in the coming semester or year.
"Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him." - Mark 1:17-18 (NLT)
What is the time commitment?
Each cohort will meet all together weekly on Sunday Evenings for a time of teaching, community, and spiritual formation.
In addition each apprentice will be paired with a student leader, who they will meet with periodically for a time of 1-on-1 discipleship and leadership skills training. On the off weeks each apprentice will be putting their training into practice in practical ways.
Is a leadership position guaranteed?
The Apprentice Cohort is a semester-long discernment process, therefore a leadership role in InterVarsity is not expected, nor is it guaranteed. Our hope is that every student who participates in the cohort will grow as a disciple of Jesus, and hear clearly from God regarding their future leadership or servant role with the fellowship.
At the end of the semester, each Apprentice will be able to sit down with a student leader and/or staff for a conversation about what next steps would best suit them given their experience of apprenticeship, their life with God, and their other obligations on campus.
Some students may join the leadership team, others may join servant teams, and some may decide to simply be committed members of the InterVarsity community. Each is equally valuable, and it is our belief that whatever students decide is their best decision if it is made with God.