Care

We value seeing God’s body thriving, growing, and being conformed to the image of Christ. Sometimes life circumstances and sin can get in the way of our sanctification, so we want to walk alongside you on your journey of maturing. We would love to support and care for you in whatever stage of life you are in, whether you are working through marital strengthening, loss of a loved one, or any other challenges. 

Need more info? Send us a message.

Celebrate Recovery

Due to the pandemic, Celebrate Recovery is still meeting at 7 PM on Friday nights but only in small groups. We are also not offering childcare at this time.

A biblically-based, Christ-centered ministry of recovery not only serving our church family, but also reaching 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 and topic specific. General Celebrate Recovery is for adults 18+. Childcare is available for ages 2 through grade 5, with a maximum cost per family of $8 ($4/child).

Fridays at 7 PM in the North Auditorium.

How to Get Involved: No sign up necessary, just show up!  

GriefShare

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. 

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.” 

GriefShare will meet weekly this Fall to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Classes at Good Shepherd will begin Sunday, September 20, in the Green Room, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost for class materials are $30. You can pay when you come to the class. 

The class will meet through Sunday, December 13th but will not meet Sunday, November 29th. 

Marriage

Marriage is good gift from God, and as such we want to steward that gift well. Whether you and your significant other are considering marriage, engaged, or married, we want to come alongside your relationship to help preparestrengthen, or restore your relationship. 

You can contact our Care Pastor, Bryant Strot, below to get more information, be connected to mentors, or meet with a pastor.

Premarital Resources 

Pastoral contact: Meeting with a pastor is an integral part of planning for a thriving marriage. To request a pastoral contact or information about your upcoming wedding plans with a pastor from Good Shepherd, please contact the church office at (503)663-5050 

Premarital Coaching: Trained couples at church spend eight sessions with engaged couples to develop tools for building a marriage that thrives and lasts a lifetime. This program uses the book and workbook Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Les and Leslie Parrot. To request a mentor couple and learn more, contact the church office, or contact us here.  

Marriage Mentors

Whether you are engaged, in a satisfying season of marriage, on a bit of a plateau, or in a time of marital discouragement and distressGood Shepherd has resources for strengthening your relationship. Our church offers a wonderful experience to engaged couples preparing for marriage. But did you know we also have trained, seasoned mentor couples to come alongside of you as a couple to help you when your marriage journey is difficult and needs a glimmer of hope? Or your marriage relationship just needs a few tools to move from good to great?

Please connect with the Marriage and Family Department at the church or call Tom and Racky Souter at (503) 380-9575. They’d love to share a bit about our mentoring ministry and answer any questions you may have!

Marriage Book Resources 

use the current pages list of books

Prayer Ministry

We know that sometimes life is challenging, but we also know that God cares about us and wants to hear about our struggles. We would love to partner with you in praying for both the hard things and the joyful things happening in your life! 

Deacons

If you have physical needs, we have a team of dedicated deacons who are available to assist you. Whether your needs are yardwork, moving, or assistance in paying bills, Good Shepherd would like to come alongside you. 

Sexual Integrity 101

Have you struggled to get free from sexual sin? Are you tired of feeling the shame that it brings, or seeing the hurt it causes your loved onesIf you want to make a change in your life, Sexual Integrity 101 offers an easy, judgement-free first step into a life of recovery. Let us walk with you on your journey toward healing. 

The 2020 Sexual Integrity 101 study is an 8-week series starting Sunday, October 4th at 9:00am at Good Shepherd Community Church. Due to COVID restrictions, registrations will be limited to 90 men/women. Register now to secure your spot! 

Memorials

If you have recently lost a loved one, we want to be there to support you. Good Shepherd has a trained team that offers assistance and guidance in the process of honoring your loved one through a memorial service. 

Contact Linda Case or Bryant Strot.