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Shepherding in the 21st Century – (MIN 309)

Welcome & Introduction

The course “Shepherding in the 21st Century” is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of the evolving role and challenges of pastoral leadership in today’s rapidly changing world. The objective is to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the complexities inherent in contemporary pastoral roles, effectively engage their congregations, and respond to current events with wisdom and sensitivity. This course will delve into topics such as the impact of technology on the church, financial accountability, spiritual submission, the intersection of faith and politics, and the interpretation and application of biblical texts like Matthew 25 in the modern context.

Moreover, this course aims to underscore the critical importance of building effective networks and cultivating a strong faith community in the 21st century. It will highlight the ways in which pastors can utilize artificial intelligence and other technological advancements to enhance their ministry. Furthermore, it will shed light on the need for pastors to maintain a healthy devotional life and adopt a posture of surrender in their spiritual journey. A significant aspect of the course will focus on pastoral care, emphasizing the need for pastors to remain relevant and responsive to the needs of their congregation in an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Ultimately, this course seeks to prepare pastors for the journey ahead, fostering reflection and growth in their personal and professional lives.


Credit Value

This course has a 3-credit hour value.

Course Textbook


  • Shepherding in the 21st Century By: Jonathan Vorce


  • Read the required texts.
  • Take all textbook quizzes.
  • Write a term paper.
  • Complete Final Exam.

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