Shepherding Workshop Speaks Deeply Into Lives of Parents


“I loved the practical application. There was no fluff or sugar-coating. It was honest, challenging and encouraging. I have a clearer picture of what I need to work on.” commented one participant. Another shared that the workshop was “Fun, informative, convicting, inspiring, [and] encouraging.” One young mother added, “It gives us a boost in the right direction. It provided evidence into something we needed help with.”

A grandmother noted that it was “Warm, friendly, and open. I can’t say enough! Will need to take it and dissect and digest it. Wish my husband could have been here but he was watching four grandkids. Thank you so much and hope to see you again.” A young father shared, “[The] materials were very clear. [I] Loved the deep dive into scripture: bad example to good example to application.”

With the hope of encouraging shepherd parents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Doug and Holly Culhane guided parents through a Presence Point, Inc. “Leadership from the Shepherd’s Perspective” workshop on October 17, 2020, for Calvary Bible Church in Grass Valley, California. “What a joy it was,” Doug commented, “to speak to the hearts of parents and grandparents.” “Whether in the midst of a pandemic or when everything is ‘business as usual,’ we believe that parenting from the Shepherd’s perspective is always the answer. Today’s interactions with parents confirmed that belief!” Holly added.

Their hopes were realized when Pastor Matt Larson expressed his delight and appreciation for the day, affirming that he would follow-up and support the parents who attended as much as possible.

With Volume 1 of the 30-Day Shepherd Leadership Challenge in-hand for a month of practical application, the free App available for easy access support and Psalms for Shepherds encouragement, and the weekly Live into Your Calling blogs and vlogs sent directly to their in-box, these parents are ready and equipped to live deeply into their own calling as shepherds in the lives of the children and grandchildren they influence.

If you would like to facilitate a shepherd parenting workshop for your church, just email Holly at or call her at the above number.


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