1. In your opinion, what are the marks of a good “leader”? What kind of leaders are you attracted to (whether rightly or wrongly)? 

2. How does the life of Jesus define what “greatness” and “servanthood” are? What are ways you can seek to be a “servant” in the coming week?  


The leaders God chooses are often more broken than strong, more damaged than whole, more troubled than secure.  Joni Eareckson Tada 


Until leaders have suffered, and have learned to steward their pain, they don’t really have much to offer.  Scotty Smith


Our desire for greatness in ministry isn’t the problem. Our problem arises from how the haste of doing large things, famously and as fast as we can, is reshaping our definition of what a great thing is. Desire greatness! But bend your definition of greatness to the one Jesus give us. At minimum we must begin to take a stand on this one important fact: obscurity and greatness are not opposites.  Zack Eswine 


Shepherdess Commissioning Service

Explanation of Service
Rev. Duke Kwon
Questions to the Shepherdesses
Elder Steve Davis
1. Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice?
2. Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith and the Catechisms of this Church, as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures?
3. Do you accept the role of Shepherdess in this church, and promise faithfully to perform all the duties thereof, and to endeavor by the grace of God to adorn the profession of the Gospel in your life, and to set a worthy example before the Church of which God has made you a servant?
4. Do you promise subjection to your brothers and sisters in the Lord?
5. Do you promise to strive for the purity, peace, unity and edification of the Church?

Question to the Congregation
Elder Steve Davis
Do you, the members of this church, acknowledge and receive these sisters, and do you promise to yield them all that honor and encouragement in the Lord to which their role, according to the Word of God, entitle them?

Prayer of Commissioning 
Rev. Remargo Yancie

Rev. Duke Kwon
I now pronounce and declare that Anna Fu and Shapri LoMaglio have been regularly elected and commissioned as Shepherdesses in this church, agreeable to the Word of God; and that as such they are entitled to all encouragement and honor in the Lord: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Charge to the Shepherdesses and Congregation 
Elder Steve Davis