Our Commitment to our Volunteers
We commit to keeping you informed on how God is working on the campus of the University of Tennessee Knoxville and grant you access to the events and resources that are developed
We will strive to steward well the unique opportunities and relationships that God is developing among campus leaders and the community. We will seek to develop practical and relevant resources as we pioneer this new type of ministry.
We commit to partnering with other groups, churches, individuals and organizations to see God's kingdom come and His will be done at the University of Tennessee.
We commit to praying for you as you serve where you are. We pray that God would bless you and equip you for the good works that He has prepared for you to walk in.
Why Focus on Shepherding Leaders?
We don’t talk a lot about shepherds in our western culture. However, shepherding is one of the oldest professions and is the oldest symbol of Christ prior to the cross. In the Old Testament and Ancient Near East culture, leaders were frequently described as shepherds of their people.
As we look at the rapid changes in our society and culture we see our “flocks” faced with challenges that many shepherds have never had to navigate before. Although not new, wolves are present and prowling and their dangers are enhanced by technology. At times there seems to be increasing distance between the green pastures and still water that people are in such desperate need of receiving. Healthy shepherds navigate these dangers daily while helping to bring about the flourishing of the flocks entrusted to their care.