Kappa Phi Epsilon
Pledgeship Means Discipleship.
The idea of Pledgeship or New Member Education has
been used in fraternities for countless years. When
most think of pledging a fraternity, images of hazing
and pointless tasks come to mind. The goal of a pledge
is to simply endure the period and become an active
brother. Here at Kappa Phi Epsilon, the time of pledgeship is
not a period to use or abuse new members, but to see
spiritual growth through discipleship and brotherhood
that will lay the foundation for leadership and guide
men towards a more passionate and disciplined relationship
with Jesus Christ.
Pledgeship with Kappa Phi Epsilon is a
discipleship program designed for incoming new members
who seek to be leaders for the glory of God on the
campus of the University of Florida and in their communities
back home. The program is meant to ground new members
in the word of God and the truth of the gospel. Elder
members of the fraternity, including the President
and Chaplain, seek to share their experiences and
lessons learned with new members while discussing
and teaching precepts for a faith in Jesus Christ
that will persevere through college and into adulthood.
This discipleship process is what Jesus sought with
his own apostles during his ministry and how he wanted
the church to grow.
The goal of pledgeship is simple:
we want to light a spiritual fire in your life through
the spirit of God that will effect your family, friends,
hometowns, and the University of Florida. Jesus said,
"The lukewarm, I will spit from my mouth,"
so our goal is to turn the heat up in your life and
open the doors to a world of passion and knowledge
for the things of God. We seek to ignite a personal
devotional life in your walk while also introducing
you to a culture of service that Christians were called
to do by loving the "least of these" or
"the orphans and widows." Kappa Phi Epsilon seeks to
provide a balanced Christian, discipleship
course that equips brothers in how to defend the
faith, lead in the church, and find a more fulfilling
personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The brotherhood found in Kappa Phi Epsilon
and during pledgeship is something unmatched at the
University of Florida. The growth experienced in the
faith is not just personal, but also group. The fellowship
and bond of pledge brothers is something that is not
easily broken and lasts a lifetime for many. Pledges
also pick a big brother to mentor and disciple them
in the faith on an even more personal level than the
pledge trainers and elder teachers. Brothers from
all walks of life and denominations in the church
will tell you stories of the friendship created and
sustained into adulthood that occur through pledging
Kappa Phi Epsilon.
We also want pledgeship to be
a time of seeking the Lord's discernment and vision
for your life. What better time to seek God's vision
for your life then right now during college. Our prayer
and plead to you is not to waste your college years
and life in things that don't matter, but sow to the
things of eternity that will last forever. We believe
you need a brotherhood in place for encouragement,
accountability, and discipleship to be the man of
God you need to be in this life.
We also realize college is a
busy time and the program aims to improve time-management
skills and help you in your studies since we see our
academics as a witness. If we think college is a busy
time, what about after college when we have a profession,
family, kids, and a role in our church and community?
Kappa Phi Epsilon wants to help you make the most of your college
years by providing you a brotherhood of friends and
coworkers with Christ that you will make countless
memories with and have some amazing times. There are
countless brothers who could tell you about how God
used Kappa Phi Epsilon to change their lives and was the absolute
highlight of their college career.
We are far from a normal brotherhood
or fraternity, yet we also hold the socials, tailgates,
date functions, homecoming festivities, and formals
that make Greek life such a staple on college campuses.
Our principle and vision is purely rooted in encouraging
one another in the faith and making memories that
will last a lifetime. We have a zero-tolerance hazing-policy,
not only because hazing is unethical, but because
it stands in the way of the gospel and our ministry.
Kappa Phi Epsilon really is the best of both
worlds, combining fraternity and ministry into a blend
of fun, discipleship, and brotherly love that is found
in few other places. This is not just pledge training,
this is life training. Pledgeship means Discipleship.
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