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 equipping conferences 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
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[…]
“I wondered how we had survived when others didn’t. Now I know that it was God who saved us because others were praying for us.” Zoya’s words to us were filled with tears as she shared how she and her family narrowly escaped being crushed by falling trees during a wind storm as they recently[…]
How would you describe yourself when asked who you are? By your name, what you do, where you work, your age, what church you attend, where you are from? Our Armenia Conference theme focused on understanding and living according to our Identity in Christ as adopted children of God. Pastor Bob and Chris Burrows did a great[…]
“This week I was challenged in a new way. I realized how little I have in myself and how much I have in Jesus,” commented one participant at the close of our most recent conference for African leaders and wives. Another concluded, “The strength of our marriage is the ceiling of our ministry.” These dear[…]