Routine Shepherding 3

Series: Routine Shepherding
Presenter: Chuck Gianotti

In this four part series, Chuck Gianotti looks at the importance of personal shepherding of God’s people and shares some practical ideas on how to do it effectively.



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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are some of the objectives in the personal, pastoral shepherding events?
Showing interest and concern, encouraging faithful responses, listening, determining needs, strengthening relationships, assisting with problems, comforting with prayer and Scripture.
2. What is “One-Minute Shepherding”?
It is spending one minute on a Sunday morning or other church gathering time to focus special attention on one individual.
3. What are some ways the speaker pointed out that you could “visit” with someone.
Meet for coffee, attend their children’s events, email or snailmail an encouraging note.

Discuss It

  1. Describe in your own words how the practice of one-minute shepherding can be effective.
  2. What are some hindrances that might prevent you from planning personal, pastoral shepherding events?

Apply It

  1. For the next four Sundays, pray about doing a one-minute shepherding event with someone. Plan it ahead of time and what you will say or ask the person. Also, for the next four Sundays, be open to whom the Holy Spirit might direct you to for a one-minute shepherding event.
  2. Plan to meet someone for coffee twice in the next month, with the express purpose of showing interest in the other person, listening and asking the Spirit will show you how you can be a spiritual encouragement.
  3. Read the “One Minute Shepherding” article.

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