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 13 years our teams of pastors and mature Christian couples have impacted thousands of leaders and the people who they serve and send throughout 26 nations.
Updates from some of our most recent conferences
– In Sync – Ukraine Pastoral Couples Conference, May 16-26, 2019 One of the highlights of the the week was getting to know this wonderful group of church planters. We were greatly impressed by the wide diversity of ministries that they were involved with throughout the country (sports outreach, orphan care, prayer for healing, drug[…]
The Two Tales of Cameroon Pastoral Couples Conference, February 8-17, 2019 Perspective can be defined as having a particular vantage point. I left Cameroon with two distinct perspectives. One was a tale that revealed the dark side of an enemy that seeks to divide and destroy. Another tale, expressed the amazing unity that comes when people[…]
Peru Conference January 8-20, 2019 I have to admit, traveling for days, time changes, language barriers, sleeping in different accommodations and struggling with the often accompanying health issues can be a hardship. During this past trip several of our team members wrestled with the effects of diarrhea. I, Rick, was the enjoyable evening meal for over[…]
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[…]