"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

Resources for Grace Group Shepherds

Equipping & Encouragement 

Sunday Shepherd Encouragement and Support (odd month, 3rd Sunday, 3rd Service)
Shepherd Equipping Breakfasts
  • TBA
Annual Shepherd Appreciation Dinner
  • TBA

Grace Group Meetings

How to Lead a Sermon Based Discussion

How to Come Alongside Crisis – Jeffrey R Funk (Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association)

Self-Care for Shepherds – Meeting Notes 5/7/2017

The Six Questions: Session 1 Audio, Session 2 Audio, Session 3 Audio

January 13: Philippians Reading Service
January 20: Philippians 1:1-11
January 27: Philippians 1:12-18a

February 3: Philippians 1:18b-26
February 10: Philippians 1:27-30
February 17: Philippians 2:1-11
February 24: Philippians 2:12-18

March 3: Philippians 2:19-30/Evening Members’ Meeting and Baptism Service
March 10: Philippians 3:1-11
March 17: Philippians 3:12-4:1
March 24: Philippians 4:2-9
March 31: Philippians 4:10-23

April 7: Philippians Reflection Service/Lord’s Supper Service

Shepherding Tools

The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation
A one stop resource for insight and direction on a variety of life-situations: CCEF Videos

Jeff Funk How to Come Alongside Crisis  Video   Audio

Eight Habits of Effective Small Group Leaders

Practical steps for nurturing small group life.

How People Change

The importance of changing the heart in order to change behavior.

Instruments in the Redeemers Hands

How Christian ministry is for all Christians, not just paid clergy.

Listen Up!

A practical guide for listening to sermons

On Being a Pastor

Life guidance for those in ministry

One to One Bible Reading

Engage in evangelism and discipleship by reading the Bible with another person.

Right Side Up

What it means to follow Jesus. Especially helpful for seekers and new Christians.

Supervising and Supporting Ministry Staff: A Guide to Thriving Together

Real life stories and practical advice on successfully negotiating staff relationships.

The Baxter Model

A method of shepherding those in your care developed by Puritan Richard Baxter.

Trellis and the Vine

A ministry mindset that focuses on a culture of persons before programs.

The Vine Project

Thoughtful resources for fostering the culture outlined in, The Trellis and the Vine

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