Shepherd E3 Mini-Session. E3 refers to Empower, Equip, and Encourage. At this mini-session, we will focus on Group Leadership Logistics! Topics include: 1. How to end a group well--with total closure, a planned group split, or a seasonal break. 2 How to follow up with participants that have dropped out or faded away. 3. How to use the CCB (church database) to communicate with your group, take attendance, and reach out to individuals in your group.