Pastors and ministry leaders in many less resourced countries are laboring in their growing churches with limited resources and little help. This reality is what makes Shepherds’ Support so strategically important. Shepherds' Support works with multi-skilled teams to multiply the ministries of our international colleagues through spiritual encouragement, practical equipping and relational engagement.
Ministry leaders face demanding work and spiritual warfare with little time to invest in their marriages and families. We come alongside couples to provide Biblical truth, prayer support and refreshment so that they can faithfully finish the race set before them.
A solid, exegetical understanding of the Bible is at the center of leading a healthy life and fruitful ministry. We equip servant leaders through our teaching, life experiences, practical applications and modeling using a transparent and interactive teaching style.
Genuine relationships fuel mutual learning and provide an environment for ongoing growth. We engage in meaningful relationships and encourage the development of strategic networking so leaders can pass on what we learn to disciple-making disciples.
Shepherds' Support began in the fall of 2006 and hosts training for pastoral couples serving in challenging environments. Over the past 12 years our teams of pastors and mature Christian couples have impacted thousands of leaders and the people who they serve and send throughout 21 nations.
Updates from some of our most recent conferences
Russia – What comes to your mind? “For me the name conjured up gray skies, gray buildings, serious faces, oppressed people, heaviness of every kind. The reality of what I discovered there was far from those things. Beautiful scenery, wonderful art, friendly people, new friends. I found committed Christians serving wholeheartedly and making a difference[…]
The Great Fisherman His name is Mwamba. He is a fisherman who lives on Crocodile Island, just off shore in Lake Tanganyika in northern Zambian. Like many fishermen struggling to feed their families, Mwamba had heard the witch doctors teach that to increase their harvest it was permissible to sacrifice a family member so that their dead[…]
Guatemala – Tragedy and Training Dear Friends, As most of you have heard, Guatemala experienced the worst volcanic eruption since 1902 this past Sunday. Thousands have been affected and over 25 lost their lives. Two weeks before this tragic event, Shepherds’ Support led a training conference only 11 miles from the volcano in Antigua for the staff of the[…]
Sixteen months ago I received a phone call from Peru. Not knowing who it was, I inquisitively answered wondering what it might be about. Pastor William Evaristo introduced himself and shared the burden that he had for the health of pastors and their spouses who were struggling deeply in his country. We began to pray! God[…]
Recently, Pastor Andrew from eastern Europe wrote us this letter and we thought that you would enjoy reading for yourself how God is multiplying lessons learned. Hello Rick, this is Andrew, Pastor of the Church “Open Heart” Thank you for the rest for the pastor’s families, but apart from the rest, there was an amazing[…]
Our world faces so many hardships today. Hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, illness and division fill the news every day, but there is hope. Since Chapter 3 of Genesis when mankind chose to disobey God and brokenness entered the world, suffering has always been part of the human story. It has taken many forms, but from the[…]