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Shepherding God’s People – Leadership Seminar

Jan 16, 2018

By Eric Gephart

On Saturday, Namikango held a Leadership Seminar in Thyolo, an area just South of Blantyre. The seminar was held for the leaders and those who were preparing to become leaders of the churches in this area.

The event lasted all day and covered how to be an effective and Christ-centered leader of the church. There were 145 leaders in attendance, and it was a great day of fellowship and teaching.

I was honored to teach on Biblical leadership and on the Bible’s image of shepherding. We studied from Psalm 23, Jeremiah 23 and Ezekiel 34 and looked at what it meant to shepherd the people of God, discovering along the way that God’s passion lies in finding lost sheep, gathering his sheep together, and giving them life.

We moved from these Old Testament images to the images Jesus gives us of the Good Shepherd, from Mark 6, Luke 15, and John 10. Finally, we applied these images of the good shepherd to church leaders today. The image of shepherding helps us understand not only how church leaders should act, but reveals to us the heart of God and love for His people. It was an enjoyable day in Thyolo and was a great experience to meet with the churches in the region.

Like always, we left feeling very blessed to be able to encourage the churches and their leaders.