Shepherds of the Flock: Elevating Home and Visiting Teachers to Home Ministers
- Publish Date: 2016-05-10
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Stephen N. Webber
Shepherds of the Flock is a life-changing novel that helps the reader better understand an important doctrine and principle that has been overlooked and underemphasized for a long time - Home and Visiting Teaching. Following Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's recent mandate to be God's emissaries, the book shifts our emphasis from simply teaching a 10-minute lesson to actually ministering to the needs of the Good Shepherd's flock. The book tells the story of a newly called LDS bishop as he is taught by a wise mentor the role that home and visiting teaching should play as we watch over the Church always and bear one another's burdens. Along his journey, he discovers that by magnifying this calling, the lives of those that teach and those that are taught are blessed, as love and trust between the shepherd and the lamb are natural consequences. President Joseph F. Smith said the following about Home and Visiting Teaching: I don't know of any duty that is more sacred, or more necessary if it is carried out as it should be, than the duties of the teachers who visit the homes of the people, who pray with them, who admonish them to virtue and honor, to unity, to love, and to faith in and fidelity to the cause of Zion. Shepherds of the Flock - Elevating Home and Visiting Teachers to Home Ministers will help the reader better understand how to become Ammon-like shepherds that will feed and protect the the Good Shepherd's flock. As you read and implement the principles in this book, you will come to know the Savior better as you minister the way He would minister, serve the way He would serve, and care the way He would care.