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Spiritual Gifts: Shepherding

The gift of shepherding is the gift of mentoring and providing spiritual guidance to others to help them develop in the discipleship and faith formation. Shepherds take an active and individualized interest in the life of faith of others. Shepherds share from their own faith journey to make the way easier for others. Shepherds are good at asking provocative questions, recommending appropriate resources and experiences, and helping people find their own way to the next level of their development.

Reflection Questions:   

  • In what ways are you a shepherd at home, at work, in relationships with friends?
  • What other gifts best complement shepherding, and enable you to increase the value and impact of your mentoring gifts?
  • In what ways can you improve as a shepherd and guide for others?
  • Where do other people see evidence of this gift in your life?