This is a history of the Shepherding Movement, an influential and controversial expression of the charismatic renewal in the 1970s and 1980s. This neopentecostal movement, led by Bible teachers Ern Baxter, Don Basham, Bob Mumford, Derek Prince and Charles Simpson, became a house church movement in the United States. "The Shepherding Movement" is a case study of an attempt at renewing church structures. Many critics accused the movement of being authoritarian because of its emphasis on submission to a personal pastor or "shepherd" as they termed it.
S.David Moore is Associate Professor at the LIFE Pacific College;Founding Pastor of the New Hope Church, Manteca and teaching Fellow at the Regent University, Virginia Beach