Shepherd the flock of god that is among you a vision for biblical eldership at whitton avenue bible church by pastor chris davis, on behalf of the elders i. View or download shepherd the flock of god and older handbooks, manuals and textbooks used by elders of jehovahs witnesses. Throughout, one sees the imagery of shepherding as. These documents are meant to be kept secret by the elders. A revised, softcover textbook entitled shepherd the flock of god l peter 5. Shepherd the flock of god thetruthofjehowaswittness. Called shepherd the flock of god, the book is supersecret and for the eyes of the elders only. Shepherd the flock of god meet your next favorite book.
I have shared before the one late winter and early spring that sheep down from the mountains grazed one my parents field as the time for lambing approached. That same practicality and thoroughness is found in this unparalleled handbook on pastoral ministry. The elders were to serve as overseers bishops 1 pe 5. Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock the third unworthy motive for an elder is a far more subtle and widespread temptation than that of greed. Later, paul instructed titus to do the same thing on the island of crete ti 1. Nothing new here, but just in case you have missed it. Christ the savior and head and chief shepherd of the church the church would not exist apart. National institutes of health and open the pdf file in your chosen language. Elders who unselfishly shepherd the flock of god are a source of spiritual refreshment to jehovahs people. Shepherd the flock of god has been designed as a handbook for elders to supply vital information that will help them care for congregation matters.
Elders manuals, branch manuals, and circuit overseer manuals. Misunderstandings about elders some people do not understand that the word elder as used in the new testament is a metaphor. Sep 10, 2017 if gods purpose in the world is being frustrated, that effects all levels of society, not just the church. Secret elders book leak 2019 version shepherd the flock of god. Jehovahs witness new shepherd the flock of god book for elders. As a teenager the sheep were just another reason to get out of the house. Shepherding god s flock is both a textbook for students of pastoral ministry and a handbook for pastors.
Be shepherds of gods flock that is under your care, serving as overseersnot because you must, but because you are willing, as god wants you to be. This is all the apostate lore that the minions fear. To the elders among you, i appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of christs sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed. From the greek word episkopos, meaning one who oversees, takes care of 4.
Shepherding gods flock is both a textbook for students of pastoral ministry and a handbook for pastors. Shepherd the flock of god secret jehovahs witnesses elder. A few have taken the position that the word elders in the new testament was simply a reference to the older men of the congregation. Gods shepherds are called to exercise gods work of gathering, guarding, nourishing, uniting, and guiding gods flock through the godopposing wilderness of this world on behalf of god. Aug 23, 2010 in 2010, a new elders book shepherd the flock of god was released. This is why it is so crucial to think through leadership from a biblical perspective for the church. Jay adams is wellknown for his practical and thorough approach to the many issues of christian counseling. Therefore, i exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of christ and a partaker also of.
The governing body of jehovahs witnesses have authorised today the release of a 274 page fully revised and updated 2019 pdf version of. This publication is divided into chapters, each per. Yes, elders find joy in giving their wives loving care. Shepherding the flock of god sermon by matthew kratz, 1 peter. And this is what simon peter wrote in the first four verses of that chapter. Feed the flock of god which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly. The handbook shepherd the flock of god deals with the structure, organization, and rules of the jehovahs witnesses. Shepherding the flock of god sermon by matthew kratz, 1. Shepherd the flock of god 2019 confidential handbook of.
The 8 biggest shocks from the elders secret handbook. See letter dated march 16, 2015, to all bodies of elders regarding digital formats of this textbook. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Rules in the 2010 publication for elders, shepherd the flock of god 1 peter 5. People that make up the local church are called the flock in acts 20. This publication is divided into chapters, each per taining to a particular aspect of your work.
In january of 2019, elders in the congregations of jehovahs witnesses were issued a new version of their confidential handbook, shepherd the flock of god. Final arrangements are being made for the upcoming kingdom ministry school, and we are now pleased to provide you with some additional information and direction. Shepherds of the flock of god the responsibilities of. Mar 31, 2012 jehovahs witness new shepherd the flock of god book for elders. As appointed elders and christian overseers, you have been given the responsi. Appointment and deletion of elders and ministerial servants chapter 4. Shepherd the flock of god by watch tower bible and tract. Shepherd the flock of god secret jehovahs witnesses.
Not only does it offer pastors one of the best resources in print. Therefore i exhort the elders among you as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of christ and a partaker also of. Elders who joyfully govern gods flock is a 12week course that examines the bibles teaching on the presence, responsibilities, qualifications, and importance of elders in the local church. A large portion of the book is devoted to the procedure for judicial committees and disfellowshipping. Shepherd the flock of god by watch tower bible and tract society. You will note in chapter 5, paragraph 9, of the shepherding textbook that a change in ler minology is being introduced. Mar 07, 20 the watchtower society issues a special manual titled shepherd the flock of god to members who are appointed to be elders in the congregations. We are preaching through the bible, now coming to the fifth chapter of 1 peter. Chapter 5 of 1 peter is actually an application of admonitions, exhortations and personal greetings based on what has been written in the previous four chapters. The ark and the blood the discovery of the ark of the covenant duration.
They are not to be viewed by anyone but themselves. Furthermore, peter exhorts the elders to shepherd the flock of god among them so that, when the chief shepherd is manifested, they will receive the unfading crown of glory 1 pet. First peter chapter 5 verses 1 through 4, let me read this text for you. Dec 22, 2014 the way a leader goes, the people often go. They are truly gifts in men, a blessing to the congregation. Shepherd the flock of god according to god for the building. The revised edition ofpay attention to yourselves and to all the flock is presented as a practical and convenient handbook for congregation elders and traveling overseers to use in caring for responsibilities as shepherds of the flock of god. Jw elders book shepherd the flock of god explains judicial committee and disfellowship procedures in 2010, a new elders book shepherd the flock of god was released. Therefore, i exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of christ and a. Shepherd the flock of god watchtower online library.
View or download handbooks, manuals and textbooks used by elders of jehovahs witnesses. In shepherding gods flock a number of contributors seek to take a step back and to consider what the scriptures teach about leadership 7. Shepherd the flock of god chapter 5, part 46 chapter five, part 4 determining whether a judicial. Dec 26, 20 called shepherd the flock of god, the book is supersecret and for the eyes of the elders only. We need to shepherd the flock of god according to god for. The elders which are among you i exhort, who am also an elder. He tells the elders that their obligation is to shepherd the flock of god according to god which is among them 1 pet. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free. Macarthur the metaphor most often used by jesus for spiritual leadership, one he often used to describe himself, was that of a shepherd a person who tends gods flock. Shepherds of the flock of god the responsibilities of the christian elder in the church government planned by jesus unknown binding january 1, 1967 by william coe harris author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. It is important that elders locate scriptural and theocratic direction in a timely manner in order. Appointed elders to shepherd the flock of god watchtower. The flock, as one whole, is gods heritage, or flock in the singular.
Elders leave rapists in jehovahs hands, shepherd the flock of. The watchtower society issues a special manual titled shepherd the flock of god to members who are appointed to be elders in the congregations. This secret rule book is off limits, and elders must not divulge its contents to anyone, even close family members. The flocks responsibilities to their shepherd evangelist doug lowery introduction.
They do this by keeping the flock centered upon god and his word. This publication is divided into chapters, each pertaining to a particular aspect of your work. This book is for elders only, as made clear in letter to elders, august 23, 2010, which states. Consider the most surprising information inside, some of which ive already discussed in other posts. Pastors shepherds are given the awesome responsibilities to feed, guard, lead and care. Jul 10, 2018 furthermore, peter exhorts the elders to shepherd the flock of god among them so that, when the chief shepherd is manifested, they will receive the unfading crown of glory 1 pet.
Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for god resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. The course is primarily designed for the training of current and prospective elders. It is used by jehovahs witnesses to support their worldwide work, which includes publishing bibles and biblebased literature. Shepherds of the flock of god introduction 1 peter 5. Appointment and deletion of elders and l\finisterial. Criswell sermon library shepherding the flock of god.
The material in the book is confidential, and confidentiality must be preserved. Shepherd the flock of god in your care, not under compulsion. This is reference to the work they do take care of the church of god cf. Copeland shepherds of the flock 3 shepherds of the flock introduction to the office introduction 1. In 2010, a new elders book shepherd the flock of god was released.1223 149 1538 134 1294 799 14 730 1185 1288 1002 1132 345 1156 416 1243 1204 80 786 1111 1471 321 287 1097 868 715 821 357 951 320 515 731 1487