Our Commitments

4. Shepherding Souls

The work of making disciples requires the intimate work of shepherds among the flock of God. Christ Church is a place where you will be known, loved, encouraged, instructed, corrected, and disciplined. This pastoral care extends beyond individuals to families and households as we seek to nurture godly homes in order to raise up the next generation of worshipers who are committed to advancing Christ’s kingdom. We work together as the body of Christ to see boys become godly men, and girls become godly women.

Acts 20:20“I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house.”

1 Peter 5:2–3“Shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.”

Hebrews 13:17“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”

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