About Shepherd School

training men to shepherd their home, small group, and Jesus' church

The first practical purpose of Shepherd School is to help every man lead his family. The second is to help him lead his small group, if and when he has one. The third practical purpose is to train up a would-be pastor who “aspires to the office of overseer” so that he may lead Jesus’ church in faithfulness. This is truly “a noble task” (1 Timothy 3:1) and requires that one meet the qualifications laid out in Scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4). In everything we want to be as practical and as helpful as possible. Therefore you will be in class once per week, and in that class you will be taught the Scriptures as well as the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. In addition, you will read helpful books throughout the week and then discuss in person with the Pastors. Finally, for those in the certificate path, you will be examined and equipped with proper instructive and corrective training as you write theological essays and biblical expositions. This will all be done so that each man may be “a good soldier of Christ Jesus“ (2 Tim. 2:1-3) to the glory of God. This is not an average Bible study or small group setting. This is training for war. We believe this will be intensely challenging and, by God’s grace, extremely edifying for all involved. WHAT WE CONFESS The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and Hermeneutics The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel

WHY SHEPHERD SCHOOL? 2 Timothy 2:1-4 - Shepherd School

January 4, 2021 • Brett Baggett

Why shepherd school? I. So that you would be strengthened by grace (v. 1) II. So that you would be taught the truth (v. 2a) III. So that you would be equipped to teach others (v. 2b) IV. So that you would be a faithful soldier of Jesus Christ (v. 3) V. So that you will adequately aim at pleasing your King (v. 4)

SERMON PREP HOW TO - Brett Baggett - Shepherd School

April 26, 2021 • Brett Baggett

I. GENERAL I) Context. II) Text Work. III) Big Idea/Theme. IV) Divisions/Main Doctrinal Points/Outline II. SPECIFIC I) Explain. II) Cross reference. III) Proclaim. IV) Questions. V) Children. VI) Illustrate. III. HELPFUL ADDITIONS I) Quotes. II) Catechism. III) Creeds and Confessions. IV) Hymn. IV. CLOSING CHECKLIST I) Gospel / Christ / Call to repentance and faith. II) Intro / Conclusion. III) Memorize and Pray.

HOW TO WRITE A SERMON OUTLINE: John 16:7-11 - Shepherd School

May 3, 2021 • Brett Baggett

I. JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT TO COMFORT HIS PEOPLE (v. 7a) John 16:7a “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth:” II. JESUS PROMISES IT IS BETTER TO HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU, THAN TO HAVE CHRIST IN THE FLESH BESIDE YOU (v. 7b) John 16:7b “it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.” III. JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL CONVICT THE WORLD CONCERNING SIN, RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND JUDGEMENT (v. 8) John 16:8 “And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:” I) Why does the Holy Spirit convict the world concerning sin? (v. 9) John 16:9 “concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;” II) Why does the Holy Spirit convict the world concerning righteousness? (v. 10) John 16:10 “concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer;”
 III) Why does the Holy Spirit convict the world concerning judgement? (v. 11) John 16:11 “concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”