Blog – Shepherd Stories

Our team of over 200 veteran ministry leaders builds trusted, soul-care relationships with pastors, missionaries, and parachurch workers across the US and abroad.  Every month our shepherds share their stories of impact, and it’s our delight to publish some of them for you. 

Though names and minor details are changed to ensure strict confidentiality in each story from the front lines, these are real stories of real life-change in God’s Kingdom leaders.

Shepherding in Zambia

Standing Stone shepherd Joel Rissinger serves in the US and abroad.  Today’s story comes from the front lines of Joel’s work with ministry leaders in

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Pastors in Training

For some time now, I’ve been meeting with a young man enrolled in a pastoral internship program through his local church.  He heard about Standing

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Pandemic Fallout

“I reached out to a local Christian counseling center,” he told me.  “They said it would be a couple weeks before anyone could see me.” 

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A God-Send

I’ve been meeting with Henry for past 5 years. He’s a great guy and loves being a pastor. He pastors a small church that does big things

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