There will be some news on various Shepherd Groups forthcoming that will become its own entity or church in the months ahead. It has been determined after much prayer that God wants to allow a separating of the branches in order for growth and revival. With certain ministers and their groups needing to stay together and flourish.
We usually limit our Shepherd Groups to no more than 30 people. At which time we look within time to start and train others for leadership and discern in prayer a new group to be initiated. That part of our usual pattern has been broken from time to time, and that time is now for some. Amen. Sometimes you have to let go in order to see things grow and blossom, or see God's new direction. That is what the Shepherd Leaders have determined after much prayer, and our founding pastor ( Bishop Vossen ) has been more than supportive of this.
It is truly harvestime and we love seeing God do extraordinary things with extraordinary people.
I know it seems in the past year as Bishop Vossen has let go of the reigns of the fellowship and let us all stretch our leadership skills, that his apparent invisibility has been awkward. Yet, he has been there in an advisory role, but has never told or directed us in the past year on what to do. His trust and confidence in this Shepherd Leadership team he has trained for over 8 years is more than appreciated. Thank God for the enabling power of the Lord.
In His Grace,
Skip, Mary, David, Laurie and all the SL Team
Reverend Patrick Vossen,