Shepherding Parishes

“I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.”
-Jeremiah 23:4

“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.”
-Acts 20:28

The elders at Grace are committed to shepherding the body as revealed in scripture. The shepherd is responsible for herding and watching the flock and discerning the pastures. Shepherding is the ministry of knowing, feeding, praying, leading and protecting the body.

Over the past year, the team has developed a shepherding plan and structure. They have trained shepherd-leaders to assist the elders and formed Shepherding Teams. Shepherding Teams are made up of elders, deacons, Women’s Leadership Team members and other trained under-shepherds.

The membership has been divided into parishes. Due to the size of our congregation and the limited number of elders, the initial focus of Shepherding will be on Grace members.

If you are a member and have had a change of address, phone number, family status or children, we want to know! Members and attenders are invited to Contact Us with updated information so that we may update our records for you. These updates will allow our Shepherding Ministry Team to better serve the Grace body.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact John Shelley at