WHAT WE DO
IN THREE PLACES
The mission of Good Shepherd is to invite others to follow Christ with us,
to grow as disciples of Jesus together,
and to serve Christ in all persons, wherever God has put us or wherever He sends us.
We live out this mission in three different areas or "places" as a Church family.
Sunday morning worship is the centerpiece of our life together. The primary reason we gather to worship is to honor God. But by God's grace, everyone who participates in worship is blessed by God: it is only on Sundays that we hear God's word preached in the context of receiving Holy Communion with our church family. Together, as we meet with God, we are made more fully into who he has made us to be. Sunday mornings are also a time for us to serve: both God and our neighbor, as we greet, read, teach, set-up, bring food, etc. etc.
"Fellowship" is just a word that means "having something in common." At Good Shepherd we may (or may not) have many things in common with each other, but the main thing that unites us is the grace of Jesus Christ. Fellowship may include prayer, Bible study, serving together or it may just be grabbing a meal together or going on a road trip with some friends from Church. The point of fellowship is to dive deeper into the truth that "life is about relationships" and to know others and be known.
OUT IN THE WORLD
Followers of Jesus are called to be "in the world" and to be "the salt of the earth." At Good Shepherd we strive to live out our mission in the local communities in which we live and within the larger international community of which every human being is a part. It's a big world out there, but for us we focus on serving first wherever we live, second by partnering with like-minded organizations in our community, and then with brothers and sisters in Christ internationally.