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 International 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 International began in the fall of 2006 and hosts training for pastoral couples serving in challenging environments. Over the past 17 years our teams of pastors and mature Christian couples have impacted thousands of leaders and the people who they serve and send throughout 28 nations.
Updates from some of our most recent conferences
A friend recently commented that wherever Shepherds’ Support goes, “unity seems to be a result”. In contrast, when I look around our world today what stands out is divisiveness. Name the area (politics, sports, climate, identity, where you shop….), everything is pushed to be divisive.
Dogs, Cats and Mice (or brothers and sisters from a diversity of theological persuasions) actually can work together well when we put Jesus first! Armenians are warm, friendly people with a deep sense of their history and a strong national identity. Christians in Armenia for years have been praying for God to bring unity to the body of Christ….
One definition of ordained is “a predetermined plan and outcome.” That is how each day, conversation and relationship felt during our Colombia Pastoral Couples Training last week. It was clear that God had a plan for each teaching session, each team member and each couple who attended. It was beautiful to watch unfold!
Is there any Good News left today? We need to preach the Gospel to ourselves everyday. In order to fully appreciate the Good News of Resurrection Sunday, we have to accept our part in the reality of the cross. You and I were created to live in peace and unity with God, but we have[…]
Teaching Team Training March 8-12, 2023 36 hours of travel time, various planes, bumpy roads and hours in a full vehicle may not sound like a great time, but for our Shepherds’ Support teaching team members its all worthwhile just so they can pour into the lives of pastoral couples in person through our 7[…]
Peru Training Conference Urubamba, Peru – February 10-22, 2023 Some couples traveled only a short distance. Others traveled from between seven hours and three days to arrive, but all of them want you to know how thankful they are for your prayers and gifts that made their week together such a blessing. In one form or[…]