Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
O my soul, you have said to the LORD,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” Psalm 16.1-3
Resources for Shepherds
If you have not yet discovered our Resources for Shepherds page at the Ailbe website, I urge you to do so. Every week we offer resources, links, and insights to encourage you in your work. And we are open to your contributions as well. Bookmark this page by clicking here.
Pastor Donnie Berry of Columbia, MO, adds a significant insight to our understanding of the work of God’s Spirit in his JETS article on the groaning of the Spirit. Read my summary here.
Are you equipping the people you serve for cultural renewal and restoration? Makoto Fujimura tells us why we should and how we can in his book, Culture Care. Read my review here.
Are you shepherding the Lord’s flock, so that every member is involved in the disciple-making process? God has called us to shepherd His people, and Jesus tells and shows us how. Our workbook, Shepherding God’s Flock may be just the resource you need to implement a congregation-wide disciple-making ministry of shepherding. Order a copy here.
Ailbe Brother Dale Tedder has a vital and growing ministry with men in his church in Jacksonville, FL. He has produced a wide range of resources which are available to help you equip your men for ministry by clicking here.
The Ailbe Seminary
Seminaries are places where seminal ideas and visions are conveyed and cast, and seeds for Kingdom fruitfulness are sown and planted. They shouldn’t be only for people preparing for the pastorate or academia. The Ailbe Seminary is for church leaders in every facet of church ministry, to improve your understanding of God’s calling and develop your skills for serving Him more fruitfully. For an overview of our program and curriculum, watch this brief video.
Ailbe Resources and Opportunities
The Ailbe Bookstore
What is God’s covenant? Why do we need to understand this important Biblical framework? Our book, I Will Be Your God, explains why covenant matters so much for churches today. Order a copy by clicking here. A companion workbook, God’s Covenant, is designed for use in leadership training and teacher development. Order you copy by clicking here.
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At The Fellowship of Ailbe website
Join Ailbe Brother Rusty Rabon (Cayce, SC) for the first broadcast of our new Ailbe Podcast. Learn what The Fellowship of Ailbe is all about, and, in subsequent podcasts, discover some exciting ways our Brothers and others are serving to advance the Kingdom of God (click here).
Ailbe Brother Bruce Van Patter (Lewisburg, PA) complains that COVID is keeping him from his regular seeking-God-in-creation walks at 8:18 each day. But he’s persevering, and he keeps finding “Something new” to share with us, as you can see by clicking here.
On Monday we are introducing a new weekly training column on Personal Mission Field. Each week we’ll focus on one aspect of working your Personal Mission Field, and make suggestions that you can use to equip your people to be keystone citizens in advancing the Kingdom of God. Click here to see existing stories.
Psalm of the Week
We are happy for you to use our weekly psalm for personal or corporate worship. All psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter. Psalm 16 is our featured psalm, a great prayer of rejoicing in the Lord’s Presence:
Psalm 16 (All to Christ: Jesus Paid It All)
Preserve me, O my God; I refuge seek in You.
You alone are all my good, my Lord and Savior true!
Refrain v. 11
Make me know life’s way! Pleasures fill Your hand;
Fill my life with joy each day! Before Your face I stand.
The saints within the earth, majestic in their day,
Delight me with the worth of all they do and say.
They endless tears shall weep who worship idols vain;
Their ways I will not keep, nor speak their empty names.
My portion and my cup are You, my Savior dear;
You help and hold me up and ever keep me near.
I bless Your Name, O Lord; my mind instructs each night;
You teach me by Your Word and guide me in the right.
You are ever with me, Lord; in You I shall not fall.
But rejoicing in Your Word, I abide within Your call.
Soon Your glory I shall see, for as Jesus rose again,
You will come to gather me to my home with You in heav’n.
From the Celtic Revival
The good which our dear God has in store for his saints in his holy dwelling –
there is not, after tracing its secrets, anyone who can relate a hundredth part of it.
- Saltair na Rann, Irish, 9th-10th century
Read more excerpts and commentary on resources from the Celtic Revival (430-800) by subscribing to our twice-weekly teaching letter, Crosfigell.
T. M. Moore
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Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. All Psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter.
 Carey, p. 118.