Shepherd Life Cohort | 2023

January 20, 2023
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The Shepherd Life Cohort is an interactive small group experience for Christian pastors and ministry leaders (including church/ministry staffs and boards, missionaries, para-church staff, etc.).
This group provides a safe place to:
1) Discuss challenging areas of ministry
2) Determine practical “next steps” tailored to your life and particular situation in ministry
3) Experience mutual support through personal sharing and prayer. 
This group includes in person monthly group meetings with discussion, assigned reading, written reflections, and individual time with the cohort director. We pray that participants will grow in their personal and ministry lives, in their relationships with fellow “shepherds,” and most importantly, in their relationship with the Chief Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Location: in person at Parkside Green Church, 4520 South Arlington Road Uniontown, OH 44685
Date & Time: Begins Wednesday, March 1st, 2023. Each following meeting will be on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00am – Noon. The group meets for 8 consecutive months.
Cost: $600 per participant* with scholarships available for those in need of financial assistance.

*Registration includes: preparation content for each cohort topic and one 1-hour counseling/consultation session with the Cohort Director (Bob Shull). We suggest asking your your church for their help as a form of care/counseling for you as a ministry leader. We will gladly provide invoicing details to your church if needed. Fieldstone Scholarships are available! If you are interested in a Fieldstone scholarship please reach out to to inquire.

2023 Schedule and Topics:  (First Wednesdays of the month from 10:00am – Noon)

March 1 | Calling: Discerning when God is calling “to” and calling “from” a ministry position

April 5 | Creating the Future With God: Promoting corporate unity through shared identity, purpose, vision, core values, and dreaming with God.

May 3 | Servant Leadership: Leading like Jesus vs. the world’s way

June 7 | Taking Care of Your Family: Making sure your spouse and children remain your first congregation

July 5 | Dealing With Conflict: Expecting and dealing with conflicts in ministry

August 2 | Sheep Bites: Ministering to difficult people

September 6 | Wounded Healers: Dealing with stress, burnout, and past hurts due to ministry

October 4 | Temptation: Recognizing Satan’s temptations and responding with God’s help

Cohort Director:  Bob Shull, Fieldstone Counselor and ordained pastor for 33 years. Questions?
Contact Bob at / 330-961-1350


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