A Few Updates on Worship

A Few Updates on Worship

We are thankful to the Lord for bringing all of our church family back into the South auditorium for worship. This was a high priority for the elders. While it was possible to lead in this direction, difficult decisions had to be made; the type of decisions that most...
Vision Statements

Vision Statements

Come September, the elders and staff are looking forward to sharing a small book with you. More than 50 people have been working diligently on our Good Shepherd Culture Book in which we lay out our time-tested mission statement, core values and vision statement. It is...
Good Shepherd Podcast

Good Shepherd Podcast

Our desire is to continue building toward better and better communication. With that in mind, we would like to introduce you to another medium of communication – the Good Shepherd Podcast. We are hopeful this podcast will help our church body be better equipped to...
Leading Worship

Leading Worship

One area of interest I’ve always had has been in studying how the earliest churches worshiped. This past week, I’ve been reading in 1st Chronicles 6 and 16 about one of King David’s worship leaders named Asaph. We learn in 2 Chronicles 29:30 that both Asaph and David...
An Essential Question

An Essential Question

My previous church faced an essential question. It was one church with fifteen different campuses.  The essential question was how to unite fifteen different campuses as one church. This same question was asked during my initial visits to Good Shepherd as both the...
Independence or Imitation?

Independence or Imitation?

As we have talked about before, imitation is one of the core biblical principles. We are called to imitate the example we see in Jesus. It is interesting to see how much of our human nature pushes back against this biblical value of imitation. Yet, God declared He had...
Love Rockwood

Love Rockwood

This weekend, we will be sharing our summer strategy for Good Shepherd to love on Rockwood. Why now? Why there? A Shared Vision for Local Missions When I was being interviewed for the position of your lead pastor, the elders shared their strong desire that Good...
New Chapters in His Story

New Chapters in His Story

A New Chapter for Jonathan Martin Several weeks ago, my dear friend Jonathan Martin and I had a rich and sacred time together as he shared that it was time for him to transition from his role as pastor of Global & Local Outreach, and it was time for Janie and him...

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