How can a pastor be certain he is regularly shepherding everyone in his church?
“I created a prayer guide with each member of the church broken into a 28 day chart in alphabetical order.
This is to represent the first 28 days of each month.
Then, I try to make some kind of personal contact with them that day in the form of a home visit, email, hand written card, phone call, facebook note, or text message to let them know I prayed for them on that day.
Lastly, I ask in that moment of personal contact if there is anything I can do to serve them.
If I am faithful and consistent in this process (which I never do perfectly) I would have prayed and made contact with all those who have been entrusted in my care in one month.
Any extra days of the month I do the same thing with our missionaries and others we have sent into ministry from our church.”