New Shepherding Model FAQs
What is a Pastoral Community?
Pastoral Communities will be the primary setting where shepherding care takes place. The pastors will care for members and support the work of the elders who have been designated to shepherd in these communities.
What is an Elder Shepherding Group?
It is a group of members who have a designated elder to spiritually care for them.
What is the goal of the new shepherding model?
That every member of Christ Covenant would be connected to and cared for by an elder.
What should I expect from my elder?
You should expect your elder to contact you, to get to know you and to be a trusted guide and resource in your walk with Christ.
When will my elder contact me?
You will receive information in early December that will specify your pastoral community and your elder. You should expect contact from him in the following weeks.
How does the new shepherding model relate to our mission and values?
Our mission and values are all about making disciples who stand on truth and walk in grace together. We believe that every member should know and be known by an elder who comes alongside them in this process.
How does the new shepherding model impact my children and family?
While parents are the primary disciple-makers of their children, we believe the presence of a shepherd in the life of families will greatly support their growth in the faith.