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.

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. This is available for on-campus and online students.

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.

Dr. Whitney talking with prospective students at Preview Day

In their own words

“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 the 2023 fall semester, Shepherding groups will meet on the following days, unless otherwise stipulated by the professor:

  • August 23
  • September 20
  • October 11

Groups for both on-campus and online students will be offered. Groups will meet at 10:00am Eastern Time.

Sign Up

To sign up for a Shepherding Group, please click here.

Deadline: August 15, 2023, at 10:00am

Are you ready to become a pastor, counselor, or church leader who is Trusted for Truth?