The Shepherd's Blog

March 08, 2010

I have launched The Shepherds’ Blog! The purpose of this blog is to provide an opportunity for me to interact with church leaders (and members!) about the subject of shepherding the flock. Please send your questions to me at and I will do my best to answer them.

When a question raises an issue that I sense will be of interest to many I will use this blog to present some of my thoughts. I am hoping that the readers of The Shepherd Leader will send questions about the book. My goal will be to put up a new post roughly every week.

Check out: You will notice that there is a link to Shepherding Resources where you will find downloadable resources and forms, including those mentioned in the book.

You will also find a link to The Shepherds’ Institute Consulting Services which is a non-profit that I started in 2000 to advance the cause of shepherding in the church. There is a modest administrative fee required.

My goal will be to return my comments within 30 days. There is also an opportunity for you to extend an invitation to me to come for an on-site consultation.

I can only accept a limited number of such invitations and I will let you know if I am available to come to your church, conference, or meeting. Again, click on that link and provide the details and I will respond as soon as possible.

My prayer is that the book and the blog will help you to become more effective in shepherding your flock and that it may be said of you as it was said of David:

“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them” (Psalm 78:72 NIV).

Rev. Dr. Timothy Z. WitmerWestminster MDiv 1979, department coordinator, professor of practical theology, director of the supervised ministry program and pastor of Crossroads Community Church

Photos by Chae Chong, MDiv student,
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