In these troubled times, Christian Sheepdogs need to sound the alarm and join together to defend the flock. Scripture tells us, "There will be terrible times in the last days..." (2 Timothy 3) and from my perspective, the terrible days are here.
It's time for Sheepdogs to solidify and define our calling to serve the LORD. It's time to renew our promise and commitment to serve Christ and the Church with all our hearts, minds and strength.
We are Sheepdogs, a Shield of Protection, serving at the Foot of the Cross to Protect the Flock for as long as the LORD tarries in His return. (May God grant us the strength and wisdom to fulfill this calling.)
Talk to your family and friends. Talk with your pastor. Talk to whoever will listen. Tell them you are a SHEEPDOG!
The Sheepdog Creed
As a Sheepdog, I am a companion to shepherds and a protector of the flock. My fundamental calling is to support and protect the Church; to aid pastors in watching over their congregations (Acts 20:28), to safeguard lives and property, to maintain order; and to be an instrument for Peace and Security so all people may gather in Jesus' name to pray, worship and study in a sanctuary of safety and security (Ps. 5:11).
I will keep my life temperate and above reproach, maintaining self-control in the face of danger and temptation; I will be respectable and hospitable (1 Tim. 3:2); honoring others above myself and being constantly mindful of their welfare (Rom. 12:10). I will be well-trained; technically and tactically proficient; disciplined, physically and mentally tough, ready to meet the challenges of my calling: executing justice and mercy for God.
To my congregation and pastor, I promise sustained, just and honorable support. I promise to be a professional, courteous and kind. I promise to always be ready to respond to emergency situations and to engage threats to the Church.
To my Lord and Master, I promise to find my Peace and Strength in You Alone, to Study Frequently, Pray Continuously, Worship Constantly and Love You Eternally, for I am a Servant and Guardian of the Kingdom of God. (Ps. 28:7, 127:1)
Your Loyal Companion in Christ