Louisville—Husband and wife ministry teams can grow closer to God and learn how to be better overseers of the church at Shepherding 2017.
“There is definitely something about Shepherding that resonates with the hearts of pastors and their wives,” said KBC Church Consulting and Revitalization Team Leader Steve Rice.
The three-day event draws its name from Acts 20:28, “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.”
“When the Apostle Paul’s sent for the Ephesian elders to meet him in Miletus, he reminded them of the necessity to keep watch over their flocks, but to also keep watch over themselves,” Rice said. “The Shepherding conference is designed with that in mind.”
The weekend retreat provides a relaxed atmosphere where ministry couples experience renewal, strengthen marital relationships and encounter God through worship and inspirational speakers.
Rice said couples should register soon for the retreat since spots tend to fill up fast. Last year’s event drew about 150 couples.
Shepherding 2017 will be held Jan. 26-28 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington. The cost is $250 per couple and includes lodging and conference materials. All meals except dinner Friday evening are included.
The event is sponsored by Baptist Health and the Kentucky Baptist Convention through gifts to the Cooperative Program. For more information or to register, visit www.kybaptist.org/shepherding. (KBC)