Pastor, Magnify Your Office!

Excerpted From Soul Shepherding’s “Spiritual Leadership” Manual (TLC Training) In the Bible Paul says of his pastoral ministry, “I magnify my office” (Rom. 11:13, KJV). Pastor, do you magnify your office? Paul’s example and instruction is not just for professional church pastors — though it’s especially for them! — it’s for all of Christ’s ambassadors. So…

Look Into Jesus’ Eyes with a Wee, Little Man

“I grew with parents who considered themselves too intellectual for Christianity,” Vicki Paxton shared with our Soul Shepherding TLC community of pastors and leaders. “They told me the Bible was outdated and irrelevant. It was full of silly stories about an angry god that wanted people to praise him all the time.” But everything changed…

The Conversation that Became Christmas

You’ve never heard the Christmas story told like this! This one is different and so important. Of course, we love Luke’s version of the Christmas story with the angel visiting Mary, her Magnificat, the baby Jesus laid in a manger surrounded by animals, shepherds aglow, and angels singing, “Peace on earth!” We also love Matthew’s version…

Mexico Mission Trip

“Turning to the Shepherd of our souls” (1 Peter 2:25) Our family just returned from our first Soul Shepherding mission trip to Mexico. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! We experienced firsthand how God exceeds our hopes when we venture out beyond our comfort zone into a new challenge with our confidence…