OUR MISSION & PURPOSE
Violence penetrates every segment of life: our houses of worship, our schools, our malls, theaters, our homes --
ALL have been deeply affected by acts of senseless violence.
Our country - and world - is in a season of violence. The Sheepdog Seminars are a response to violence. The sheepdog loves the sheep, and is aware of the wolf that preys upon the sheep. Motivated by love, the sheepdog is driven to defend the sheep. It is our desire to build a community of leaders who believe they are “called” to protect others.
WE HAVE DECIDED TO GO
In view of the escalation of violence at churches, and the ever-present threat of violence in all of society, we have set our eyes upon going into every state in 2016 and 2017 with the Sheepdog Message.
CLICK HERE to learn what it takes to host a seminar.
BELOW: Listen to an interview with Tom Moller (KRKS Denver) with Jimmy Meeks from Saturday, April 25.
"Jimmy I saw you this weekend in Ohio... I am confident nearly everyone there would have gladly stayed another 8 hours or more with you." (jamie - Bellville, ohio seminar attendee)
Jimmy Meeks, 34 year police officer and minister for 40 years, presents a detailed explanation in this 2 hour DVD presentation on WHY we should be concerned about the need for safety based upon scripture and WHAT kind of plan we can initiate to increase the safety factor for our congregations. Getting started is the most difficult part and Jimmy will give you step by step instructions on doing just that.
Do you not find it a bit interesting that one
of the very first orders God gave to man
was to act as a Sheepdog?
When you consider the fact that many of us refer to ourselves as "Sheepdogs," it is very encouraging to know WHY we are so drawn to that term. The reason is simple, yet astounding: It is a reflection of the Nature of The Almighty that resides within us!
Think about this and you'll start shouting!
SHEEPDOG SEMINARS SCHEDULE
We are looking for host locations in: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Miami. If interested, contact us.
The Truth About a LOT of Cops
By Jimmy Meeks
As of today (April 18), I have driven over 9000 miles (this year - 2015) across this nation conducting Sheepdog Seminars. Along the way, and at the seminars, I have met many of my fellow police officers.
I have ridden along in a police car in Spokane Washington, laughed with officers from Oregon and Idaho, devoured steak with officers from the Texas Panhandle, eaten pizza with police in Minnesota, had a hamburger with an Oklahoma City detective.
I have laughed, hugged, cried, and joked around with police officers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arkansas, Minnesota, Texas, Illinois, Ohio - and even Canada.
Five days ago I left my home in Fort Worth Texas and drove to Ohio to conduct a Sheepdog Seminar.
Five hours later, in a convenient store parking lot south of Tulsa, I struck up a conversation with an Oklahoma deputy. He told me they’ve had five shootings in that particular area in the last few weeks. And even as we spoke, one of his fellow officers lay in the hospital with a torn eye socket, having been struck over the head with a chair.
An hour later I sat and chatted with one of the most well-known police chiefs in Oklahoma. He’s on the Board of Directors for Voice of the Martyrs, an organization that assists the persecuted church around the world...
Five hours later, I drove into Ferguson, Missouri. "Give me favor, Lord," I prayed. In less than two minutes, I was engaged in a conversation with a Ferguson police officer. I gave him free tickets to an upcoming Sheepdog Seminar for Churches in the Ferguson area. "I am a Christian," he said with pride.
The next morning I had lunch with an assistant police chief in Illinois, himself a man of faith.
I made my way to Ohio, where I conducted a Sheepdog Seminar for Churches. There, I met police officers from all over the place, as well as citizens concerned about the violence (some came from as far away as Pennsylvania).
And though I already knew it to be so, it was confirmed for me yet again; THERE ARE POLICE OFFICERS ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY THAT PASSIONATELY LOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
They are male and female, African-American, Caucasian American, Hispanic American…THEY ARE AMERICANS!
They long to please their God, and serve their fellow man. They love their spouses, they love their children, they love their churches, and they love their communities!
They will fight crime, stand against violence, and even lay down their lives if that call should come.
Yes, there are some bad police out there. As with any profession, there always exists the possibility that there are bad apples amongst the good ones (ever heard of Judas Iscariot?).
But, in reality, the vast majority of men and women who patrol our streets are good and decent people. And in addition to that, many of them not only carry a gun, but also a towel.
And with that towel, they are ready and willing to wash the feet of those they serve.
"We are not going to let the father of lies, who is a murderer from the beginning, cower us into retreating one inch from the battle."
- These words were spoken by Dr. Al Meredith, Pastor of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Ft Worth, Texas, after 14 members of his church were shot at a Wednesday night service in September of 1999 - killing 7 of them.