Grow

As one of our core values states, “We are committed to spiritual growth... through lifelong learning.” Good Shepherd's Christian Education program seeks to reflect that value and accomplish our church's mission of fostering spiritual growth and faith development.

We believe that the study and application of God’s Word is essential to the Christian life and of the utmost importance; and because we believe that, we seek to create and nurture opportunities for our members and guests, of all stages of life and spiritual maturity, to engage and be challenged to grow in their faith and understanding of Scripture.

We believe that one of the primary ways in which we respond to God’s grace is through devotion and study of His Word' which, in turn, leads to a life of caring service to God and others. Good Shepherd offers a variety Christian education opportunities for kids, youth, and adults. For information about our Christian Education program or classes, email Youth Ministry Facilitator Holly Vanderhoof.

KIDS

We love kids! And we want children of all ages to know God, to serve Him, and to share His love with others. We want to introduce kids to Jesus and encourage them to become lifelong followers of Him. We want children to know the joy of a friendship with Christ and how to live a life that reflects that relationship.

Read more about our Kids Ministry, get links to each week's Kids' Message and Sunday School materials, and find resources for families by clicking here.

Youth

The youth ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church exists to equip and empower youth (grades 6-12) – in and through Christ – to grow in their faith and love for God, His Church, and all people; and to become fully devoted, world-changing Christ-followers. We do this in support of and collaboration with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s mission of “Building up God’s people, through His Word, for His world.”

Find out more about our programs for youth in middle school and high school, our Confirmation classes, summer Workcamp, and more by clicking here.

Adult EdUCATION

Bible Study classes are back virtually. 

Ladies Bible Study - "Be Still and Know" -Starting September 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. This will be an evening Bible Study via our video teleconference system, in lieu of a Sunday morning class. Check back for more information regarding signing up for this adult education opportunity.

 

 When our Lord says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), what does He mean? God’s Word promises that in whatever kind of storm we find ourselves in, Jesus always comes to us. 

 In Be Still and Know, by Deb Burma, unpack the promises found in Psalm 46 that are fulfilled in Christ. The first session looks at Psalm 46 in detail and examines storms of life. Then, in the following seven sessions, study narratives from the Gospels as Jesus meets various women who are experiencing their own storms and explore the perspective of each woman as He provides refuge, strength, help, and hope. Looking to the biblical and cultural contexts will allow you to better grasp the depth of Christ’s care, purpose, and attention to every need. In the midst of today’s storms, may God reveal His refuge for us in Christ, the one who has overcome the world.

Adult Bible Study - "The Letters of John" - Starting Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., a Bible Study via Zoom.

New nations are coming to birth. Social and political patterns are evolving. Violence, terrorism, and war threaten the very foundations of civilization. These external insecurities are reflected in the internal world of the mind and of the spirit. There is widespread distrust of Christian faith and a preference for agnosticism or free thought. Many church members are confused and uncertain.

Against this background, to read the letters of John is to enter another world marked by assurance, knowledge, confidence, and boldness. The certainty of Christian people is twofold: objective (that the Christian religion is true) and subjective (that they have been born of God and possess eternal life). Both are expounded by John, who takes it for granted that this double assurance is right and healthy. Today we urgently need to hear and heed his teaching about the nature of these certainties and the grounds on which they are built.

John Stott was one of the world's leading and most-loved Bible teachers and preachers. In this Bible study guide you can explore Scripture under his guidance, enhancing your own in-depth study with insights gained from his years of immersion in God's Word.


Adult Confirmation

For those who are fairly new or unfamiliar to the Lutheran lens and approach as Christians, Pastor Johann will be offering an adult confirmation class, starting on April 25, at 11:30 a.m., for six sessions. For those who want to learn even more than that he will offer two extra sessions beyond the six. Registration has closed, but if you'd like more information, contact the church office ( ). 

Adult Education

Sign me up for: "Be Still and Know"*

When our Lord says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), what does He mean? God’s Word promises that in whatever kind of storm we find ourselves in, Jesus always comes to us. In Be Still and Know, by Deb Burma, unpack the promises found in Psalm 46 that are fulfilled in Christ. The first session looks at Psalm 46 in detail and examines storms of life. Then, in the following seven sessions, study narratives from the Gospels as Jesus meets various women who are experiencing their own storms and explore the perspective of each woman as He provides refuge, strength, help, and hope. Looking to the biblical and cultural contexts will allow you to better grasp the depth of Christ’s care, purpose, and attention to every need. In the midst of today’s storms, may God reveal His refuge for us in Christ, the one who has overcome the world.

Sign me up for: "The Letters of John"

There is widespread distrust of Christian faith and many church members are confused and uncertain. The certainty of Christian people is twofold: objective (that the Christian religion is true) and subjective (that they have been born of God and possess eternal life). Both are expounded by John, who takes it for granted that this double assurance is right and healthy. In the Letters of John (by John Stott - one of the world's leading and most-loved Bible teachers ) we will study the nature of these certainties and the grounds on which they are built.