WHAT ARE MINISTRIES?
Church is more than a service. It’s people living life together and helping one another.
Each week, members and guests of Good Shepherd meet in small communities and small groups to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live. We call these groups our Ministries, and they are the lifeblood of our church. Ministries use our passions and connections to further our mission of loving, nurturing, and serving God’s people.
Check out the tabs on the left side to learn about some of Good Shepherd’s ministries, and how to get involved.
Our Gardeners are a group of folks in the congregation who meet every Thursday morning, and they help care for the upkeep of the church, it’s building, and grounds. This includes cutting grass, trimming shrubs and trees, planting and cultivating flower beds, etc. There are always projects inside the building to be done, too!
If you’re interested in getting plugged in, contact Bob Austin, our property manager, by calling the church office.
The Hospitality Ministry is a group of people in our congregation who provide for the ministry of food! Just as Jesus’ ministry was a gastronomical delight, and just as Lutheran Christians love to break and eat bread with one another, the Hospitality Ministry humbly prepares and implements all of the major meals, coffee hour between services, and helps care for the well-being of our kitchen facility.
See Kathy Austin or Sherry Fieux for more information on how to get connected.
We feel that it is important for children to worship with their families. That is why families will pray together, sing together, hear God’s Word together, and commune together during worship. Further, relationships are key to any ministry, so we strive for all students – of every age – to become a part of a small group where they can grow in relationships with each other, with caring adults, and with Jesus Christ. There are weekly opportunities to hang out, play games, eat together and study God’s word, as well as opportunities to have fun and serve the world through mission trips and other events.
To see some of the weekly opportunities for students, please visit our calendar. You may also contact the office for more information.
FAITHWORKS (ALL AGES)
Faithworks is where we meet for faith formation, for doing the work of faith, and supporting each other through faith filled interaction with one another.
We meet weekly at 11:00 AM for Faith Formation groups. We are intentional about nurturing our relationships with others of all ages as we meet for coffee and snacks in or near the garden before breaking into Faith Formation small groups. Small groups are for all ages birth – adult.
Our adult small group meets most weeks with short breaks between for a teaching series.
Our youth and young adults use Faith Lens to explore current events, and learn how to apply the Bible and faith to our everyday lives.
We believe children’s faith is best formed in families. We use small groups to present the day’s lesson in an age appropriate manner, then reconvene intergenerationally to further explore the lessons through activities from the Spark Rotation Curriculum.
There are regular opportunities to put our faith into action through serving others, and through supporting our brothers and sisters in Christ during fellowship events.
We form Faith in Christian education, let Faith Work in our lives in fellowship with others, and put Faith into action through service in worship, in our community, and our world.
Patti Nickol leads our Faithworks team. She coordinates teachers, volunteers, special activities, programs, curriculum and more.
Practices on Wednesday nights, at 7:00pm. Choir members use their gifts to help lead the congregation in song during worship services. All are welcome!
- Praise Team
The Praise Team leads monthly our Contemporary Worship, and rehearses the Saturday mornings before. Guitarists, singers, drummers and kazoo-ers are invited to share their gifts.
- Chancel Ringers (Bells)
Our bell choir rehearses on Tuesday nights, at 7:00pm. While helpful, no music background is necessary, and anyone is invited to join in.
Helps lead the congregation in worship by singing hymns and liturgical responses, and assisting the our Pastor.
Adam Emery is our Director of Music. If you have questions about worship, the arts, and or how to get involved, please reach out to Adam. You can send him an email at email@example.com.