Shepherding with 1:1 Bible Study: Basics and Best Practices

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Bible study and shepherding have been the central practice in the UBF ministry. What are the rationales of them? The Great Commission (Mt 28:16-20) surely answers this question. Jesus’ life and ministry on earth was to find out the lost and give life to them as the Good Shepherd. The Apostles’ life and ministry (Peter, Paul, John, etc.) was that of a shepherd like Jesus. In obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, we have also engaged in these practices diligently. Now is the time to renew our obedience and Biblical bases and practices in the midst of the COVID 19 and personal, family and national difficulties.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, each student may renew his or her love of Jesus (Jn 21), witness to Jesus’ 1:1 and shepherding (Jn 4), learn to make Jesus-centered Bible study materials (Jn 5), hear and know Jesus as the Good Shepherd (Jn 10), know his sheep very personally (Jn 10) and lastly shepherd Jesus’ sheep together with other church members (Eph 4). We envision that each student may grow to become a catalyst for the revival of 1:1 Bible study and shepherding in their own chapter and country.

Required Texts and Materials

Four Gospels

Course Evaluation

Student performance will be evaluated based on attendance, course participation, assignment and the final essay.



Course Schedule
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Mar 11 (11:30 AM) Mar 18 (11:30 AM) Mar 25 (11:30 AM) Apr 01 (11:30 AM) Apr 08 (11:30 AM)
  • Week 1 - Mar 11
    11:30 AM

    Jesus’ call of us as shepherds for His flock (John 21)

  • Week 2 - Mar 18
    11:30 AM

    Jesus’ example of 1:1 and shepherding (John 4:1-44)

  • Week 3 - Mar 25
    11:30 AM

    Jesus as the true food for our souls (John 5:1-71)

  • Week 4 - Apr 01
    11:30 AM

    Jesus as the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-41)

  • Week 5 - Apr 08
    11:30 AM

    1:1 and shepherding in the church (Ephesians 4:1-32)

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Missionary David Seung Won

  • Young missionary training in Chicago UBF, serving HBF, UIC ministry (1996-1999)
  • Full-time staff serving UIC, Harper and Loyola ministry (1999-2011)
  • House-church ministry in Richmond, VA (2011-2015)
  • Studied at Reformed Theological seminary in Washington (2013-2015)
  • Returned to Chicago, serving the UIC ministry as a shepherd (2015-2022)
  • Resumed to take classes at RTS, Biblical studies (2020-2022)

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