Welcome, Explorers, to the Shepherd Leadership Patch Program designed just for girls your age!
Are you ready to get started? Just complete the steps below and get ready to lead and influence those around you more effectively than you ever thought possible! Enjoy!
- Download and begin a K-W-L Chart by completing columns K and W, listing what you KNOW about the leader as shepherd of people and what you WANT to know about the leader as shepherd of people.
- Read the Scripture passages noted and list the Godly shepherding behaviors found in each passage. (When the passage is critiquing the shepherd, list the opposite positive shepherd behavior.) Write a letter to God explaining how the shepherds in your life demonstrate these behaviors, how they’ve positively affected you, and thank Him for these shepherds. (Zechariah 11:15-17, Psalm 23, Isaiah 56:9-12, Jeremiah 23:1-4, John 10:1-16, Ezekiel 34:1-16, 20-24)
- Download and complete “Responsibilities of a Shepherd” activity, Part I, and share your work with your Unit or family. Discuss the variety of responsibilities of a shepherd of sheep and a shepherd of people
- Pick two of the following:
- Locate three Scripture passages that refer to people as sheep. Create a bi-fold or trifold brochure that communicates why God uses this metaphor throughout Scripture
- Download and complete the K-W-L chart by listing what you’ve learned about the leader as a shepherd in the L column. Teach what you’ve learned to your Unit or to your family.
- Read Sammy and His Shepherd: Seeing Jesus in Psalm 23 by Susan Hunt available for purchase here and complete the “Talk About It” discussion questions included OR watch the Act 1 and Act 2 YouTube videos of Sammy and His Shepherd: Seeing Jesus in Psalm 23. Respond to questions your Unit Leader or a family member creates to facilitate discussion. (Note: The discussion questions are created and available for use by the Explorer in the hard copy book; however, facilitators will need to create discussion questions if watching the video.)
- Work with your Unit or family to write an Action Plan of what you will do to grow as a shepherd leader and increase your shepherding skills, based on what you’ve learned about shepherding.