The key to connecting with others at Good Shepherd is to join a small group. There are many opportunities to be involved in a small group: Growth Groups, Celebrate Recovery, and Grief Share, just to name a few. (See also Men & Women.)
At the heart of our small group ministry are Growth Groups. Growth Groups are groups of 10-18 people, generally focused on a study around the current sermon series. Groups will vary with different age groups: singles, couples or a mix. Our desire is that group members connect relationally, study the Bible in a way to practically apply to everyday life, and encourage each other in prayer.
Mini Churches are groups that gather to learn and grow together in venues on campus other than our main worship services.
M&M’s: A group designed for believers who desire to grow in their walk with God through biblical teaching and by encouraging each other in their spiritual walk. Sundays @ 10:45 am in the Summit Room.
MAINSTREAM: Mainstream relates the truths of scripture to daily living, a community drawn from every season of life. General age group families with Middle Schoolers and above. Sundays @ 9 am in the Summit Room.
FAMILY CONNECTIONS: Family Connections is here to provide a place for young families to connect with one another for community, support, and encouragement, as well as to get tools in our toolboxes for the important task of raising our children as God intended. Sundays @ 9 am in the Cafeteria.
PRIME MOVERS: Traditional Bible study mini church. This class is open to people of all ages. You are invited to come and enjoy the time of food, fellowship, traditional music, and time of Bible teaching. Sundays @ 9 am in the North Auditorium.
Fridays @ 7:00 pm in the North Auditorium
Recovery is an important part of everyone’s life! Celebrate Recovery is biblically-based, Christ-centered ministry of recovery not only serving our church family, but also reaches out to our community, offering real help and hope.
Each weekly meeting begins with praise and worship in a large group, followed by either a lesson, personal testimony, or a special guest speaker. Then small groups gather that are gender specific and topic specific.
All ages are welcome! We offer “The Landing” for middle school and high school ages, and those younger than middle school attend a children’s program.
If you have lost a loved one, you know there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Grief Share is designed to be an exception, a safe place for hurting folks. The thirteen week class also provides valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future.
Our next class begins on Sunday, September 10. We will meet from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Green Room. To register, call Mary at (503) 663-5050, ext. 219.
Cost: $30 per person, payable at first session.
Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class on money management facilitated by Good Shepherd members.
Our next class begins Sunday, September 24, 2017 and continues through November 19. We will meet at 10:45 am in the Choir Room. For more information, contact Linda at the church office.