Tag Archives: shepherding

Job Description for a Shepherd

In a recent Saturday retreat with an elder group, some familiar questions were raised: “What does it mean to shepherd the church?” “How is it supposed to look?” These are good questions that congregational leaders often raise. Elders want to be good shepherds, but they often acknowledge a lack clear definitive practices that…

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Elders: Representatives or Leaders?

Author Larry Osborne raises an important factor for the vitality for elder groups as they lead congregations.[1] He notes that congregational leaders often assume that their job is to represent the various interest groups and constituencies of the church. So Jack speaks for the older folk and Jim understands the young families and so…

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