Faculty members in the School of Theology serve as Faculty Shepherds to provide spiritual support and pastoral oversight for all students in the degree programs of the School of Theology. Shepherding Groups provide an opportunity for prayer, development of relationships, encouragement and fellowship.

“One of the richest parts of seminary life can be times of prayer and mutual encouragement in groupings of student peers and with faculty members.”

– Dr. Donald S. Whitney, Associate Dean

For all School of Theology students, participation in Shepherding Groups is fully voluntary. There is no penalty for choosing not to join, but we hope most students will experience the rich benefits of incorporating this ministry into their priorities and schedules.

Groups will consist of no more than 5-6 students and a faculty member. A student’s agreement to participate assumes that, to the best of their ability, they will attend all group meetings, complete any assignments given by their faculty member, and attend social activities as planned.

Shepherding Group Calendar

  • 2015-2016- August 26, September 16, October 21, November 11, February 3, March 23, April 20 (Wednesday’s @ 10:00am-11:00am)

The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Aug. 19.  You will be notified by Aug. 24 with the name of your Shepherding Group professor and the location of your first meeting.

Sign up now!*

*Shepherding Groups sign-ups are closed but will re-open in January 2016.


For more information on Shepherding Groups at Southern Seminary, please contact theology@sbts.edu.