The Shepherd’s Guide was founded in 1979 and the first print directory came out in Baltimore, Maryland in 1980. It was introduced to Canada in 1988 where, to this day, local publishers independently own and operate the directories for their designated area. The Canadian Shepherd’s Guide has grown to serve seventeen areas across five provinces in Canada. Each year 200,000 copies of The Canadian Shepherd’s Guide are printed making it the largest Christian directory in Canada. Its online presence receives on average 3,000 unique visitors per month.
At The Canadian Shepherd’s Guide we strive to strengthen, edify and unite the Body of Christ through the marketplace. Our directories provide a vehicle by which consumers can find Christian professionals in every area of business and ministry. The Canadian Shepherd’s Guide is also a means by which Christian business people can connect with each other to establish alliances for mutual encouragement and synergy. We desire to break down the walls of division and build a community among Christians so that Jesus’ prayer would become a reality, “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me.” (John 17:23 NIV)
Statement of Faith
The Canadian Shepherd’s Guide is unique in that we are not just another directory. Our Christian business directory emphasizes trust and integrity as the central ethical theme of our directories. To ensure this high standard is conveyed, all advertisers in The Canadian Shepherd’s Guide are given the opportunity to sign the following Statement of Faith:
I have received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and my desire is to live my life for His Glory. I have been born again according to John 3:3 which states, “…except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” I pledge to hold the highest Biblical Code of Ethics in my transactions. It is my ambition to treat my clients with the utmost respect and integrity.