Routine Shepherding 2

Series: Routine Shepherding
Presenter: Chuck Gianotti

In this four part series, Chuck Gianotti looks at the importance of personal shepherding of God’s people and shares some practical ideas on how to do it effectively.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are the three kinds of pastoral care mentioned in the presentation?
1) Routine or well sheep care 2) Critical or acute care 3) Passages of life care
2. What three things does personal, pastoral shepherding demonstrate?
1) People are valuable to us. 2) We are aware of their needs. 3) We care for them.
3. What is a personal, pastoral event?
It is an action where God uses you, the elder, to intentionally minister God’s grace to another person.

Discuss It

  1. Which kind of pastoral care do you find is the hardest to do? Why?
  2. What kind of activities can you participate in that will help you get to know “the sheep” better?
  3. Is it really that important for the sheep to “known” individually by the elders? Why or why not?

Apply It

  1. Go through your church phone book, and make a list of the people you have never talked with for more than 5 minutes. Take the first one, and make a concerted effort to talk with that person, focusing completely on what his interests are. In preparation, write down some good questions to ask him, questions that are not threatening, but that just show your interest in him.

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