Shepherd Leadership

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Shepherd Leadership

School Curriculum​

Shepherd Leadership

School Curriculum​

Welcome, Upper Primary 2 Student, to the Shepherd Leadership Program designed with you in mind!

Welcome, Upper Primary 2 Student, to the Shepherd Leadership Program designed with you in mind!

Welcome, Upper Primary 2 Student, to the Shepherd Leadership Program designed with you in mind!

It’s time to learn more about shepherd leadership. Are you ready to get started? Completing the activities below will help you grow as a shepherd leader who practices Provision, Protection, and Presence with the people within your sphere of influence. 

  1. Read Psalm 139: 1-6 and “Woven to the Shepherd” by Holly Culhane here and answer the following questions on a piece of paper.  
    • Do you knit or crochet or know someone who does? If so, does this analogy resonate with you? If not, can you still imagine God being knit together with you? 
    • Describe a time when you felt God closely connected to you. 
    • Describe a time when you were stretched by God and a time when you were blocked by God. Did you also sense His protection or comfort during those times? 
    • Are there specific times when you need to remind yourself that God knows you intimately, has your best interest at heart, and is your protector and comforter? 
    • Do you think being knit together with God is important for someone who wants to learn to shepherd well? Why? 
  2. Watch a knitting demonstration video and discuss what you see and feel based on what you learned in this devotion. 
  3. Have classmates who know how to knit or crochet teach others the beginning process of knitting or crocheting. Discuss how closely together the yarn is woven and the how that applies to how closely God is knit together with us. 
  4. Read the Scripture passages noted and list the Godly shepherding behaviors found in each passage. (When the passage critiques 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. (Jeremiah 23:1-4, John 10:1-16, Ezekiel 34:1-16, 20-24) 
  5. Watch the video Why Shepherd Leadership here. In your own words in one page or less, summarize why shepherd leadership is important and why it is different than other leadership models that talk about servant leadership. 
  6. Watch the video about the Leader’s Shield here. On a piece of paper, list the three components of the leader’s shield and write a definition of each. Bonus: What is the fourth component of the shield and why is it important? (Hint: It’s in the middle.) 
  7. 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 class. 

It’s time to learn more about shepherd leadership. Are you ready to get started? Completing the activities below will help you grow as a shepherd leader who practices Provision, Protection, and Presence with the people within your sphere of influence. 

  1. Read Psalm 139: 1-6 and “Woven to the Shepherd” by Holly Culhane here and answer the following questions on a piece of paper.  
    • Do you knit or crochet or know someone who does? If so, does this analogy resonate with you? If not, can you still imagine God being knit together with you? 
    • Describe a time when you felt God closely connected to you. 
    • Describe a time when you were stretched by God and a time when you were blocked by God. Did you also sense His protection or comfort during those times? 
    • Are there specific times when you need to remind yourself that God knows you intimately, has your best interest at heart, and is your protector and comforter? 
    • Do you think being knit together with God is important for someone who wants to learn to shepherd well? Why? 
  2. Watch a knitting demonstration video and discuss what you see and feel based on what you learned in this devotion. 
  3. Have classmates who know how to knit or crochet teach others the beginning process of knitting or crocheting. Discuss how closely together the yarn is woven and the how that applies to how closely God is knit together with us. 
  4. Read the Scripture passages noted and list the Godly shepherding behaviors found in each passage. (When the passage critiques 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. (Jeremiah 23:1-4, John 10:1-16, Ezekiel 34:1-16, 20-24) 
  5. Watch the video Why Shepherd Leadership here. In your own words in one page or less, summarize why shepherd leadership is important and why it is different than other leadership models that talk about servant leadership. 
  6. Watch the video about the Leader’s Shield here. On a piece of paper, list the three components of the leader’s shield and write a definition of each. Bonus: What is the fourth component of the shield and why is it important? (Hint: It’s in the middle.) 
  7. 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 class. 

It’s time to learn more about shepherd leadership. Are you ready to get started? Completing the activities below will help you grow as a shepherd leader who practices Provision, Protection, and Presence with the people within your sphere of influence. 

  1. Read Psalm 139: 1-6 and “Woven to the Shepherd” by Holly Culhane here and answer the following questions on a piece of paper.  
    • Do you knit or crochet or know someone who does? If so, does this analogy resonate with you? If not, can you still imagine God being knit together with you? 
    • Describe a time when you felt God closely connected to you. 
    • Describe a time when you were stretched by God and a time when you were blocked by God. Did you also sense His protection or comfort during those times? 
    • Are there specific times when you need to remind yourself that God knows you intimately, has your best interest at heart, and is your protector and comforter? 
    • Do you think being knit together with God is important for someone who wants to learn to shepherd well? Why? 
  2. Watch a knitting demonstration video and discuss what you see and feel based on what you learned in this devotion. 
  3. Have classmates who know how to knit or crochet teach others the beginning process of knitting or crocheting. Discuss how closely together the yarn is woven and the how that applies to how closely God is knit together with us. 
  4. Read the Scripture passages noted and list the Godly shepherding behaviors found in each passage. (When the passage critiques 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. (Jeremiah 23:1-4, John 10:1-16, Ezekiel 34:1-16, 20-24) 
  5. Watch the video Why Shepherd Leadership here. In your own words in one page or less, summarize why shepherd leadership is important and why it is different than other leadership models that talk about servant leadership. 
  6. Watch the video about the Leader’s Shield here. On a piece of paper, list the three components of the leader’s shield and write a definition of each. Bonus: What is the fourth component of the shield and why is it important? (Hint: It’s in the middle.) 
  7. 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 class. 

Lead well everywhere you influence.

Lead well everywhere you influence.

Lead well everywhere you influence.

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