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About Shepherd’s Girls

Flock 1210, Shepherd’s Girls is a ministry of Colonial Baptist Church. The mission of Shepherd’s Girls is

Growing Godly character in women of virtue who impact the world through discipleship, service, and servant leadership.

In pursuit of fulfilling our mission, we have four core programmatic objections:

  1. To create Servant Leaders who follow the model of Christ in serving others while developing practical leadership skills to foster self-starting and meaningful teamwork.
  2. To develop Christian Disciples who have a growing relationship with Christ and with other believers to support them in their walks.
  3. To teach Outdoor Skills so that girls are confident when they are out in creation and can be unencumbered in their appreciation of the general revelation to be experienced in God's creation.
  4. To enhance Life Skills so that girls understand all the possibilities God has put before them in an environment of Christian fellowship and biblical worldview.

This mission and these objectives lead us to have a ministry that falls within the historical tradition of the scouting movement, without affiliation with organized scouting-type groups.

We have adopted several elements that are used in the ministry that express aspects of what we are about:

Motto

All of me for all of Him!

Promise

I promise to love God with all that I am
Serve Him with all my strength
And have compassion on the world around me.

Our Gem Theme

Our tagline "Worth Far Above Rubies" and thematic gem elements in our logo, levels, and uniforms is taken from Proverbs:

Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her worth is far above rubies.

Proverbs 31:10

Our History

Colonial Baptist Church has a long tradition of youth character development ministries. We organized as a Troop with American Heritage Girls in 2012, and operated under that charter until mid-2020. As AHG Troop NC1210, we were routinely recognized for excellence in programming, including receiving the prestigious honor troop award for several years straight, including at the highest level (Diamond Honor Troop) in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

We reorganized as an independent ministry of Colonial Baptist Church in summer 2020. We retain many experienced volunteer leaders who have served our troop and flock over the years.

Our Philosophy and Beliefs

Much can be summed up by saying that we are ministry of the local church. We recognize the new testament teaching of autonomous local assemblies of believers who commit to one another in their covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel. This shared commitment manifests itself as a vibrant cooperative environment. We also share the clarity of purpose derived from shared doctrinal beliefs.

Those participating in our ministry should expect that we will hold close to our church's beliefs in matters of teaching and behavior. Membership or affiliation with Colonial is not required. We welcome girl membership for all girls who are willing to participate in a constructive fashion not inconsistent with our beliefs or values. Our regular leaders are approved ministry volunteers within Children's Ministries, and are professing Christians approved through that ministry.

Our Partners

We share a meeting night with Trail Life Troop NC-613, a ministry for boys. Our aim is to have a ministry that is highly complementary to our Trail Life Troop, providing an opportunity for full-family engagement in these ministries. We also strive to work alongside other ministries for youth and children at Colonial Baptist Church to provide a multitude of distinct opportunities to grow and learn.

Worth Far Above Rubies
Flock 1210: Shepherd’s Girls is a ministry of Colonial Baptist Church of Cary, NC.
6051 Tryon Rd., Cary, NC 27518

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 (NIV)

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