COACHABLE – A coachable heart is imperative if we are to learn from the Chief Shepherd. When you are reading and writing in your journal, look for scriptures that speak about having a coachable heart and record them in your journal.
KNOW YOUR FLOCK – Shepherd coaches can learn from their flock and really get to know them by asking questions and listening to what they are saying. As you read the Bible, notice the way Jesus got to know his disciples and find ways to do the same with your flock.
ENCOURAGE – A shepherd coach can communicate in an encouraging way both verbally and non-verbally. Again, as you read the Bible, observe how Jesus communicated with his disciples and with others as he taught them.
LEAD – As a shepherd coach leads by following the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit becomes evident in words and actions. The Bible is full of the character traits the Holy Spirit is developing in us so we will lead more like Jesus. When you are reading, look for verses to journal that will raise your leadership to the next level.
PROTECT – The final pyramid is about protecting the flock at all times and in every way you are able. Keep this pyramid category in the back of your mind as you read, looking for what the Bible has to say about protecting those under your care.