Get To Know – Paul Bailey
Paul Bailey is an Apprentice, serving with the Melbourne Labouring Community. He answered some questions for Compass so that we can get to know him better.
What is your role with the Navigators?
Currently I am a Ministry Apprentice at Monash University (Clayton Campus). This role is two-fold. I get training in foundational aspects for my life and ministry in theology, character, leadership, etc. along with the opportunity toapply this knowledge by growing in my walk with Jesus. I also get the privilege of investing in the lives of students who are believers/non-believers to help them grow in their faith, maturity, and desire to pass this on to others.
Why did you choose to be an apprentice with the Navigators and how did God lead you to this?
In 2017, I went on a mission exposure trip for three months. During that time, I was able to serve and try my hand at a variety of ministries. Through my exposure, God placed it on my heart to reach university students. It was not until 2019, that God began to pave the way. I went to the Global Student Program (GSP) which is a training program for young adults like myself in Colorado Springs at the US Navigators Headquarters. Whilst there, the Lord was able to take hold of my fears and doubts through Psalm 145, then affirm His calling as He showed me the promise of Isaiah 60:22, which led me to where I am today.
What are you praying for God to do during your time as an apprentice both now and in the future?
My prayer is that He would continually sanctify me as I know him more and grow into his image and likeness. I pray that I am able to reflect Jesus in my daily life and lead people to knowing Him and coming to saving faith in Him.