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You enjoy overseeing and training groups of people. You long to see others learn and grow, and will help them. You find yourself caring for the needs of others. You seem to be drawn toward leading, reaching out to, teaching or caring for groups of people...then you may want to develop your gift of shepherding.
How to Develop and Use the Gift of Shepherding was written to help you develop and utilize your God-given gift in serving God, supporting your local-church ministry, and finding meaning and fulfillment through the ministry God intends for you.
· Chapter 1: What Is the Gift of Shepherding?
· Chapter 2: Lay Pastors/Shepherds
· Chapter 3: Avoiding Leadership Pitfalls
· Chapter 4: How to Enhance Your Gift
· Chapter 5: The Shepherd's Role in the Great Commission and the Great Commandment
· Chapter 6: Growing Your Ministry
· Chapter 7: Finding Your Place on the Ministry Team
· Appendix 1: Identifying Your Giftedness as a Pastor/Shepherd
· Appendix 2: A Two-Year Plan to Begin Thinking Like a Shepherd
· Appendix 3: Ministry Essentials
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Dr. Marvin Osborn is Pastor of First Baptist Church of Birmingham, Birmingham, Ohio. Dr. Osborn received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 15 and felt God's call into fulltime Christian service shortly thereafter. He is a graduate of Liberty University, Mid-Atlantic Theological Seminary and Louisiana Baptist University, holding AA, BS, MA, MDiv and DMin degrees. He has served in various ministries including: Liberty University, Church Growth Institute, Promise Keepers, South Palm Beach Community Church, Monclova Road Baptist Church and in his current position as the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Birmingham, Ohio. Dr. Osborn is a public speaker who has spoken before schools, colleges, churches and in foreign countries. He is also a published author who has edited and authored numerous books, articles and resources. He and his wife are parents (biological, foster and adoptive), blessed with 11 children and 7 grandchildren.
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