FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jackie Weber
SHEPHERD LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP IN WINTRY NORTHERN US
The Presence Point Team traveled to Lake Beauty Bible Camp in Long Prairie, Minnesota, March 9-10, 2023, to meet with the staff of Northern Plains and West Central Minnesota YFC for a two-day shepherd leadership retreat. It was the first regional YFC workshop of its kind, bringing together staff from two chapters in two different states. Some attendees traveled over nine hours by car to attend the event.
A highlight of the experience was a fireside chat with the teams on the morning of Day Two. All shared what God was saying to them individually about shepherding after participating in the first day of the workshop. It was a powerful time of insight and vulnerability led by the Holy Spirit. More than one attendee stated they had fresh perspectives on the depth and richness of the Bible and its relevance to their roles as shepherds and influencers. Even familiar passages like Psalm 23 came alive with new meaning. “Buckle up for this challenge through God’s Word,” one said. “This teaches and reveals the Good Shepherd to you.” As another attendee put it, “This is priceless; make intentional steps to apply [all you learn].”
Participants left the workshop with action plans they committed to implementing with their respective YFC chapters. In support of this commitment, the Presence Point Team has scheduled meetings with the chapter leadership to continue to provide ideas and resources to help ensure the success of their plans.
We ask for prayer that the shepherd leadership message would take deep root in these leaders and have lasting impact on them and the sheep in their care.
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