TLC Certification Assignments

You can earn a certificate in “Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Ministry” from Soul Shepherding, Inc by completing our two-year TLC training program. TLC stands for “To Love Christ” because our focus is cultivating intimacy with Jesus in our personal lives and ministries of leadership and caring. Through apprenticeship to Jesus we’re learning to bring all that…

Notes From “An Unhurried Life”

Readers of our Soul Shepherding Devotionals will know that being unhurried with Jesus is a theme I often write about. That’s because hurry is such a problem for many of us. So I was thankful to have Alan Fadling, a friend and colleague of mine, give a talk for a group of pastors and leaders on his new book, An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest. Here are my notes.

TLC Retreats for Pastors and Leaders

Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Retreats in Southern California! Led by Bill & Kristi Gaultiere Ministry wears most people out. Whether it’s the grind of preaching every week, the weight of leadership, church conflicts, or compassion fatigue eventually we all feel it. We need TLC. The vision of Soul Shepherding’s TLC program is “To Love Christ”…

Abide in Prayer

Maybe people that we work with in spiritual direction/mentoring find it hard to be still with Jesus. When they get alone and quiet themselves for prayer they have trouble settling down. Their bodies are antsy. Their minds are restless and wander from one thought to another. Many distractions seize hold of their attention, sidetracking them…