"We proclaim Jesus, a caring and sharing Savior." This motto has been part of Good Shepherd for many years. It indicates that Jesus truly cares about each of us and wants to share the blessings of heaven with us. We too want to care and share by caring about each other and sharing his message with all who will hear. In order to do this, we have the following vision.

  • We will see a deeper commitment in our members to be in the Word. More people will be involved in Bible study, applying God’s Word to their daily life, and experiencing God’s commitment to our spiritual growth. We will use these Bible study events as opportunities for people to join the faith. We will use these Bible study events as opportunities to care for each other.

  • We will beautify and enhance our worship with audio and visual technology that supports effective reception of God’s Word and His sacraments. Our worship will touch the hearts and lives of people with God’s eternal Word. The music of our worship will glorify God in response to His love and grace.

  • We will care for our members through a Family Life Ministry that will intentionally reach out to people of all ages and stages in life. Specific goals will include:
    • deliberate older adult ministry to our congregation and community.

    • an expanded children’s ministry through music, midweek education opportunities, an intensified Jr. High youth ministry; we will use these “doors” to encourage our children, other children, and their families to become part of the family of God that worships at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

    • a greater sense of connection among our members in a warm family atmosphere that reflects God’s love at work among us.

  • Through outreach to our community, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will
    • become more visible in our community as we publicize special events, family events, and other opportunities for people to participate.

    • be seen as open to involvement with the people of our community.

    • grow larger as souls are added to the Body of Christ.

    • grow large enough to create the need to add on space, services, and fellowship areas to enhance our caring relationships.

  • We will evaluate and match our church staff to serve the ministry needs in our congregation and community.