A New “Shepherding Program”
By Pastor Dee Dowdy…
In Hebrews 12:15, we read “Look after each other so that none of you will miss out on the special favor of God.” (NLT) So, I am asking for people to prayerfully consider answering this call to become care givers (Shepherds) in this church. A Shepherd is one who will check on and care for a set number of individuals in our church. The entire congregation will be divided up into groups and will be assigned to a shepherd who will periodically check up on them to make sure they are okay. This program is vitally important in the life of a healthy growing church. It is not difficult and will be a blessing for the “sheep” as well as the “shepherd.”
A Shepherd would be asked to note if their “sheep” miss church and check on them. (Gina can provide this information.) Other suggested (but not mandatory) ways of caring for a person’s “sheep” is making calls, sending cards, etc. I REALLY HOPE THAT MANY OF YOU WILL CONSIDER BECOMING A SHEPHERD. Once we have enough volunteers, we will hold a training class and work on dividing the congregation into the sub groups. If you are willing to become a shepherd, please call the church office and let Gina know or contact me.
Requirements for Being a Shepherd
- Who is active in the life of this church and attends regularly at one of the services.
- Who enjoys caring for others.
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