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.

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.

"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
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For the 2016-2017 academic year, Shepherding groups will meet one Wednesday each month from 10 – 11 a.m.

  • August 24
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 26

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Shepherding Group sign-up for 2016-2017 is now closed. The deadline to sign up was Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.  You will be notified by August 23 with the name of your Shepherding Group professor and the location of your first meeting. If you missed the deadline, you can sign up for Shepherding Groups again in the spring.

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For questions about Shepherding Groups at Southern Seminary, please contact theology@sbts.edu.

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