the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Shepherding Groups

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.

Shepherding Group Calendar

  • Fall 2013: August 21, September 18, October 16, November
  • Spring 2014:February 26, March 26, April 16

For more information on Shepherding Groups at Southern Seminary please contact

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.