As followers of Jesus, each of us have been given gifts and passions that are for the purpose of serving and building up the church. Through serving at Good Shepherd, we get the opportunity to both love our church family with our gifts and engage in relationship alongside them as we all participate in the life of the church. Join one of our many teams and get involved now! We would love for you to participate in the life of Good Shepherd’s community by being a part of one of our amazing teams.
Not sure where you’d like to serve and need help finding a place for you? Have questions about serving? Send us a message.
Weekend Service Production
Use your technical skills for the glory of God! For those who are talented at music, lighting, and stage production, join our team to help guide and lead others into an authentic worship experience.
Be a part of a team that desires to give people next steps in order to be connected in relationship and get involved in the life of the church. Help invite people into our community gatherings by creating a welcoming environment as an Usher, Greeter, or Parking Attendant, engaging people in relationship through Hospitality, and answering questions at the Welcome Center.
Love and care for kids while walking with children as they begin their journey to loving Jesus. Come alongside parents as they navigate raising their children with a Jesus-centered approach.
Use your musical talents in helping others be led into the presence of God through worship at our weekend services or in our other ministries.
Common Grounds Cafe
Do you have a passion for serving through hospitality? If you feel called to care for others through our cafe we would love to have you join the the team. Let us know be clicking the button below.
Buildings and Grounds Team
For all of those hands on, fix-it type people, here is an opportunity to do that for the glory of God in our church community. Be involved in the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful building and property, giving us a space that we are proud to call our church.
Be involved in the process of spreading the love of Jesus through many different avenues, like social media or writing encouraging blog articles, to broadcast what Jesus is doing at Good Shepherd. Use your gifts and passions in the realm of technology by helping to produce high quality audio and video content for the purpose of sharing the love of Jesus with our church and our community.
Ministry to Women
Help Jr. High and High School students encounter Jesus, train them in Biblical foundations and disciplines, and create fun and lasting memories. Be a part of a safe place for students to come and be loved for who they are and be challenged to grow in their faith.
Local Outreach connects you, your family or small group with the best ministry fit so you can reach out in His name. From serving the homeless a meal to helping a child learn to read; there’s a way for you to express God’s love in our community.
Below are ways you can start serving in our community.
Blanket & Clothing Drive
We are collecting the following items for The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, Portland Rescue Mission and another local outreach:
- Winter Jackets – Sizes L, XL, XXL (No White)
- Winter Gloves – Size L and XL
- Thermal Underwear – Sizes M, L, XL
- Rain Ponchos
Please drop off items in the blue bins in the lobby or at the church office during business hours through the end of November.
Women’s Shelter Needs
The Women’s Shelter is in need of summer tops/T-shirts all sizes. New is preferred, Like-New is ok. Please label supplies and drop them off at the church office and Elaine Smith will pick them up.
The Father’s Heart Street Ministry
The Father’s Heart Street Ministry is looking for volunteers to provide/prepare meals and to run the showers/donation area. Please contact Mark Murdock for more information.
Would you consider sharing the love of Jesus through mentoring a child who lives near you? One of our outreach partners, Faithful Friends match(es) volunteer individuals, couples, or families as mentors to kids ages 6 through 9. The mentor/mentee matches meet 3-4 times each month and commit to at least 1 year.
-21% of kids in matches are in foster care, have been in foster care, and/or have been adopted
-16% of kids in matches are from immigrant/refugee families
-30% of kids have one or more family members who have been or are in prison
-21% of kids have experienced some form of homelessness”
At Good Shepherd we have several from our church family who have been doing this rewarding ministry for a number of years. Right now there are several children in the East Gresham area who are looking for a mentor!! If you live in or near Gresham, would you consider pursuing this? Or if you live in another city but would like to pursue mentoring would you also reach out? You can contact Brianna Wood for more information.
Global Outreach is our extension of sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth. We strongly support our Global Outreach Staff who have accepted the call to full-time missionary work. We also strive to educate the church about the various needs of our global partners so we can pray specifically and give generously. We also provide opportunities to join God in what He is doing throughout the world through short-term mission teams.