neighborhood shepherds

Given a specific group of people usually within a very narrow/specific geography (e.g. 5-25 blocks or 1-2 mile radius) to nurture the spiritual health & growth through interaction.

Commissioned for & Engaged with people by...

 

Calling

...phone, text, email, FB (at least one of these) every week. A Neighborhood shepherd verbally touches base in any one of these media every week with at least every household if not every person. 

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CAring

...prays with, send Scripture verse to, drop off a greeting card to encourage on birthdays or special anniversaries. Of course, this can include hospital visitsmeals within neighborhood, etc.

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connecting

...each household with the other households via visiting and hosting monthly or quarterly to encourage each household to know one another.

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coordinating

...needs & events (for learning or fun) from among the households in the neighborhood. This mayincludeNeighborhood Group meetings, picnics, Jam Sessions, etc.

 

The Neighborhood Shepherd...

  • Has immediate access/support of specific/assigned senior/associate pastoral staff 

  • Reports to specific/assigned senior/associate pastoral staff 

  • Meets regularly (monthly/quarterly) with other Neighborhood Shepherds and Shepherds of Shepherds (usually pastoral staff and elder(s))

  • Can anticipate serving at least 5 hours per week