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Sunday Extra | Pastor Daniel White

Sunday Extra: Safety, Sustenance, and Freedom

Pastor Daniel White of Whitworth Church in Spokane, WA uses John 10 to teach how Jesus is the Good Shepherd.LFM conducted a Discovery Process for the church in 2020.

For this Sunday Extra, Pastor Daniel  teaches from John 10. Jesus used the familiar image of sheep to teach the first of a series of “I Am” statements in John. “I Am the Gate.” The shepherd knows the names of each of his sheep, and the sheep know the voice of their shepherd. Listen for His voice. It still tells you about safety, sustenance, and freedom.

In 2020, Leighton Ford Ministries guided a Discovery Process for the Whitworth Church. This process typically involves listening to the voice of the congregation with a survey, listening to individuals in focus groups, then giving valuable insights and feedback to the church leadership.


Anne Grizzle is an author, spiritual director, family therapist, and retreat leader who serves as Chaplain of the Boys Home of Virginia.  She also hosts retreats at the Bellfry near Lexington, Virginia. Anne imagined and created a place of welcome, rest, renewal, and solace.  Anne is part of the associate faculty for the Shalem Institute for Spirituality. They offer workshops on group spiritual direction and young adult leadership. She serves on the board of Bittersweet Creative and is co-chair of World Vision’s Every Last One campaign to end extreme poverty.  She has also authored three books, contributed to an additional two books, and been a featured speaker on national television, including Oprah and Donahue.

Dr. Jim Singleton
Executive Director of Missional Leadership
Leighton Ford Ministries

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