Good Shepherd Blog

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ecclesia

What a joy it is to be a part of Christ’s Church. To be a part of something far bigger than ourselves. To be a part of God’s vision for the future. To have the history together in this place of how God has used small people to do big things for His Church both in our...

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Ambassadors from His Kingdom to this Culture

We Are All Ambassadors As ambassadors, we are representatives from one nation to another. The apostle Paul provides Jesus followers with more than just the title of ambassador. In 2 Corinthians chapter 5, Paul calls us to live as ambassadors of God’s...

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The Creative Gene

Our God is Creative God is creative. In the first five words of the Bible, we discover the first of His attributes. He took the empty and void and filled it with stars, planets, and life. Everything was created by His Word and He called it all by name. The...

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Elder Communication

GSCC Members, We trust you’ve been encouraged by the recent preaching and communication regarding the urgency of reaching the younger generation. As reported, they are leaving the church more quickly than ever before, although the departure of youth...

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