Here’s to Herding!

The ministry of care can be quite burdensome and frustrating.  As the Scriptures remind us:  God’s people are sheep; we have to lead them in ways appropriate to their lives.  With sheep, it’s easy – 3 mellennia of experience inform us on how to shepherd sheep. But people are always changing and are always individual.  Shepherding people requires unique, personal care for each one.  It relies on trial and error.  Shepherding people requires adapting to their situation in order to get inside it so that ministry (which may manifest as friendship, fellowship, encouragement, etc) may occur in the simplest ways.

So God’s blessing on you as you do the work of our Lord to bring people to a deeper experience with God through Christ.