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.

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

  • 2014-2015-  August 27, September 17, October 22, November 19, February 4, February 25, March 25, April 22 (Wednesday’s @ 10:00am-11:00am)

Sign up now!

The deadline to sign up is August 20, 2014. Students will be notified through their student email by August 25, 2014 of their faculty member and meeting location.

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

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