Wisdom takes her stand at the crossroads

  It seems everybody is at a crossroads today. Every time we’re some place as a shepherd deciding to go this way or that way, deciding to do what’s maybe…

Alex Mathew, Kansas City

In another Shepherd in Action interview focused on racial injustice, we interviewed Alex Mathew. Alex is a husband, father of three young boys, and executive director at Youth for Christ…

"Follow me"

In this never-anticipated time of uncertainty, may we find comfort in the fact that we don’t have to figure Jesus out or know what He’s doing or understand what He…

Shepherding is a thing of the soul

If you’ve been reading our blogs for any length of time, you know that we believe whether you’re shepherding children, employees, volunteers, or congregants, your role is a calling –…

Four-Fold Franciscan blessing

  At this time of social unrest, it’s important that we each, as shepherds in our homes, our work places, our churches, and our communities be reminded of this Franciscan…

Whisper of God

  Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God.” In moments when you really need reassurance that the Good Shepherd will never…

Striving or Striding through COVID?

Over these last weeks of COVID-19, have you been feeling like you’re running a marathon? You’re not alone. Early on, many of us worked hard with the idea we could…

Fred Douglas – Portland, Oregon

    Shepherd in Action, Fred Douglas, is a retired executive director living in Portland where he worked for more than 40 years. Fred and Holly Culhane have known each…

Start each day with thanks

  Whether or not you’re a shepherd mom with kiddos still at home, here’s a great and godly way to start each day… Enjoy! https://youtu.be/YqGtEQb7Y8c  

Tyler Owens – Chattanooga

Tyler is the father of 8 children, ages 5 to 25. He shepherds at work and at home. He talks about his kids and how what he knows now at…

Shout

  In Isaiah 40:6-8 we find: “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field.” What it comes down to really…

Ali King – Central Indiana Youth for Christ

Ali King is the executive director for Central Indiana Youth for Christ. Her encouragement for other shepherd leaders is to ask yourself one question: Who are you? Her advice is…

The Boss of Me

Oh, dear shepherd leaders, how we want to “be the boss” of ourselves, rather than letting The Good Shepherd lead, guide, and direct our lives. This blog by Dan Wolgemuth,…

Waiting

Waiting is hard. Not just when the result of a medical test is pending or when a college application is on its way … but in our everyday world. Let’s…

Dan Kregel – YFC West Michigan

Dan Kregel is the executive director at Youth For Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He encourages shepherd leaders to simply accept that we all make mistakes. The good news is…

Opening spirits

As shepherd leaders, one on the challenges we face is speaking to the sheep in our lives in ways that bring them treasure. May these words from King Solomon, Gary…

The Good Shepherd & Picnics

I love picnics! Especially the ones God provides! I pray you’ll enjoy this beautiful reminder from Psalm 23:5 that combines an English pot of tea with a sweet picnic snack…
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