Who is Ray Waldo?

Ray is NOT the “Chief Shepherd” – that office is held by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ray is just serving as the Lord’s hands and feet as he provides resources to those who serve in Christian Ministry. Ray has served as local pastor and as a short term missionary to Kenya, Uganda, D.R. Congo & Mexico. He is a gifted writer & speaker and has experience in both ministry & technology. He earned his BS & MEd degrees at Mississippi State University where he taught for 2 years as a Graduate Assistant.

The Chief Shepherd Blog is a ministry to those who minister

Jesus’ mission was to come and serve. We have adopted that same mission. We exist to provide resources and assistance to those who are following Jesus’ command to GO and MAKE DISCIPLES (Matthew 28:19, NIV).

Even though this blog’s intended audience is the Christian minister, there are many who “minister” but do not hold credentials. Even those who do not feel that they are in active ministry are welcome here.

The ChiefShepherd (CS) was created to provide a vehicle for Christian ministers who wish to share ministry helps with other ministers – across denominational and geographic boundaries. This site will allow ministers to post links to their sermon/teaching materials and to enter into discussions on a wide range of subjects. Content of the posts may include sermon & teaching outlines, technical advice for ministers, discussions of theological or ethical concepts and other ministry-related issues.

The concept is that each member will participate by sharing their ministry ideas, sermon notes, manuscripts, etc. Just posting a comment may be a “blessing” to others – give it a try! However, all posts must meet the (arbitrary) standards of the moderator. 🙂

The standard language is English and all attachments must be free of any malware/spyware and must be in some common and freely available format. Examples: DOC, PDF, TXT, RTF, XML, HTML, ODF, ODT, etc. If you use a non-standard or uncommon format, the poster should advise everyone of the type of reader that can be used and where it can be downloaded.

Sources for software to read & possibly write common formats:
http://www.openoffice.org/ This is the (FREE) OpenOffice.org software suite. It is comparable to the MS Office suite & will read & write all of the MS formats as well as PDF & ODF. Recommended.
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ This is the (FREE) FoxIt PDF reader. It is MUCH smaller and faster than the Adobe’ reader. I use it and recommend it highly.

Please do NOT post any materials to which you do not own the copyrights. In other words, do not post someone else’s materials. If you find something that is published online, just post a LINK (URL or Web Address) to that article or resource – not the actual stuff. (Howto: When you are viewing a webpage in your browser that you wish to share, just highlight the entire address [in the address bar, generally in the top line of the browser’s toolbar] then right click and copy. Then, when posting, just right-click again & select “paste” to place the link in the appropriate place.)

All materials posted here remain the property of the original poster and are subject to any restrictions he or she may impose. If no specific restrictions are given, the general rule is that you can use the material for any Christian ministry in which you are involved.

However, you may NOT use any of the posted material in any commercial endeavor. If you have any questions about whether you may use the material, please contact the originator prior to use.

All content on the Chief Shepherd Blog (unless otherwise stated) is licensed under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by users of this web site are expressly their own and are not necessarily endorsed by Ray Waldo, the Chief Shepherd Blog, the Agape’ Fellowship Church, or the Church of God (Cleveland). Note: Ray Waldo has been known to present an idea that even HE does not agree with, simply to encourage discussion of the concept.

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