Routine Shepherding 4

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 is the meaning of the Greek word for “hospitality,” according to the speaker?
It’s a compound word, meaning “brotherly love of strangers.” It means extending ourselves to others outside of our normal circle of friends and relatives.
2. What are some benefits of visiting people in their homes?
It is convenient for them, people may be more comfortable on their own turf, you can visit couples this way, learn a lot about people when you see them in their own environment.
3. How many times in the New Testament is hospitality commanded or encouraged? Identify at least two of the passages.
Five times: Romans 12:13, 1 Tim 3:3, Titus 1:8, Heb 13:2, 1 Peter 4:9

Discuss It

  1. What are the pros and cons of visiting people in their own home versus inviting them into your home?
  2. How can your spouse help you with visitation or hospitality? Is there a danger of defaulting into letting your wife do all the planning or even all the visitation & hospitality work?
  3. What do you think will be the result or consequence if an elder does not develop a plan for visitation or hospitality?

Apply It

  1. Develop (with your spouse) your own plan for visitation. List out one person or family unit that you can visit or show hospitality towards in the next two weeks. Then get started! Do this twice in the next month.
  2. Read the "Visitation Ministry Guidelines" above.