"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 Sessions

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

September 24: GENESIS 14:1-24

October 1: GENESIS 14:18-20; Evening Baptism Service
October 8: GENESIS 15:1-6
October 15:GENESIS 15:7-21 (Morning Lord’s Supper)
October 22: GENESIS 16:1-16
October 29: Reformation Sunday

November 5: GENESIS 17:1-27; Evening Lord’s Supper & Child Dedications
November 12: Defending the Fatherless
November 19: GENESIS 18:1-15
November 26: Advent (1)

December 3: Advent (2); Evening Lord’s Supper & Child Dedications
December 10: Advent (3)
December 17: Advent (4)
December 24: Advent (5); Evening Christmas Eve Service (5pm)
December 31: TBD

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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