Most presbyteries have what is known as a “shepherding committee.” That committee is tasked with shepherding the pastors and churches. Each presbytery determines what it will look like practically, and their task is contained within the by-laws of the presbytery. I have noticed over the years that this committee, though operating within its directive, does not do what its name implies. Shepherding is proactive, not reactive.
I am working on an article that will hopefully offer biblically guided suggestions to presbyteries that may be employed for the church’s good and the pastors of those churches. My intention is not to criticize but to offer suggestions born out of my experience.
Lord willing, I will have that article completed over the next few weeks.
The article will be posted here on The Parchment.