So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock — his church, purchased with his own blood — over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders. Acts 20:28
Isn’t this exhortation by Paul to the Ephesian elders a timely reminder?
Yes, God has appointed all believers as influencers at some level – whether it’s at home, at work, in the community,
or in the church – and, therefore, we must guard ourselves and our fellow believers, shepherding well.
May we be the hands and feet of our Savior, offering PROVISION, PROTECTION, and PRESENCE to those we influence and impact!
What Happened in February
You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep, with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds. Psalm 77:20
Please listen, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph’s descendants like a flock. O God, enthroned
above the cherubim, display your radiant glory… Psalm 80:1
March 2021 – Continue Story Brand redesign of website, continued marketing of the Teen/Young Adult online, on-demand version of the workshop, assist a doctoral student with resources for his thesis on shepherd leadership, assist a Rocklin Chick-Fil-A Owner with developing a curriculum for his team based on The Leader’s Shield (the Presence Point shepherd leadership model), additional creation of blogs/vlogs and Psalms for Shepherds Podcast episodes, and introduction of the Teen/Young Adult online, on-demand workshop to a Christian university-model high school in central California.
April 2021 – The launch of the American Heritage Girls Shepherd Leadership Patch Program, as well as a Presence Point Board of Directors meeting.
May 2021 – Lord willing, learn of the approval of a grant for the East Africa Region of YFC so we can move forward with plans to partner with the Director and train facilitators in an additional eight countries in August.
Spring 2021 – Tentative communityministryworkshops in Casper, WY
June 2021 – Two-day workshop for Central Indiana YFC in Indianapolis, a workshop in Orlando, Florida for the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) 2021 Outcomes Conference, and a workshop for high school girls at an American Heritage Girls California Camp in Yosemite, along with a keynote presentation for 4th through 12th graders and their volunteer leaders.
August 2021 – Potential workshop and Facilitator training for YFCI East Africa in Rwanda, with partnership trips to Kenya, Burundi, DRC, and Tanzania, and potential partnership connection with Pursue Ministries in Western Kenya.
October 2021 – Tentative workshops in India and the start of a partnership with a ministry to deliver the shepherding message in that country.
January-December 2021 – The continued emphasis of living into our calling as shepherds in the lives of those we lead!
September 2022 – Workshop for worldwideYFCI staff in The Netherlands.
Join Us In Prayer
[O Shepherd of Israel,] show us your mighty power. Psalm 80:2b
Praise for the encouragement to accept cryptocurrency as donations, that the process is finalized, and that we’ve received our first crypto donation.
Praise that the website migration to a new platform is complete.
Praise that the Teen/Young Adult workshop version launched on RNM.
Praise for the co-branding of the 30-Day Shepherd Leadership Challenge devotionals with Shepherd Coach Network, a ministry that serves professional and collegiate baseball players and coaches, to partner in multiplying the shepherding message.
Pray for wisdom and creativity for the final design and the details around the upcoming launch of the AHG Shepherd Leadership Patch.
Praise for those that attended the Women in Leadership Class that Holly spoke to virtually for Biola University’s and for the opportunity for her to share the shepherding message at Biola’s Woven Conference for Women.
Praise for the continued expressed interest by Pursue Ministries to multiply the shepherding message. Pray for Sulu and Leanne and their girls as they head back to Western Kenya from the UK from their extended time away due to COVID.
Pray for Simon and Allison Rattray, founders of Project 1:14, as they serve the persecuted church virtually from Australia.
Praise for partners who continue to provide their time, talent, and resources to support and spread the shepherding message.
Pray as we seek more information regarding the interest of the Assemblies of God denomination in Sierra Leone to multiply the shepherding message to all of their churches in that region.
Pray for the Middle East Leadership Training Institute (MELTI) staff and their commitment to assure the shepherding message is multiplied in Egypt and South Sudan.
Pray for BYFC as they plan to ramp up shepherding multiplication efforts post-COVID in Bangladesh.
Pray for new financial partners to assist with the multiplication of the shepherding message.
Pray for powerful wording for the website redesign.
Pray for continued wisdom in our choices of those individuals we interview for the Shepherds in Action interview series.
Pray for wisdom and spiritual insight as we develop additional content to support shepherd leaders worldwide.
Pray for continued interest in the Presence Point Adult and Teen/Young Adult content on RightNow Media (RNM).
Pray the shepherding message would resonate with those who download the content on RNM and through YFC Canada and YFC/USA.
Praise that God is still moving in a miraculous way related to the shepherding message!
Pray for wisdom as we seek to better tell the shepherding story.
Pray for those shepherding in governments all over the world.
Pray on an ongoing basis for our shepherding partners in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Egypt, and the US, as they seek to multiply the shepherding message.
Pray continually and specifically for those ministering to the persecuted church and the multiplied financial need during the pandemic in many of those situations.
Pray on an ongoing basis forclear direction regarding the focus of our energies in 2021 and beyond.
Pray for constant wisdom for the Board members that lead Presence Point and for open hearts and willing spirits as we do the same on a day-to-day basis.
How Can We Pray For You?
Please allow us to partner with you for your prayer needs. You can confidentially contact us by email at Holly@PresencePoint.com or Doug@PresencePoint.com or by texting or calling Holly at +1-661-301-3316 or Doug at +1-661-332-2622.