Good Shepherd = A Team of Disciples
Good Shepherd is a congregation of disciples. That's who we are by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Six words describe the impact that Jesus has in the life of each and every disciple: GO - CONNECT - GROW - TALK - GIVE. These six words also define the ministry of Good Shepherd.
2 Corinthians 5:18-20 ● Matthew 28:19-20
This is talking to people about Jesus. Developing a relationship. Pointing people to Jesus in the Bible. Inspiring and encouraging one and another to fulfill the great commission.
We are in the process of accomplishing this by pledging support and/or providing assistance through:
Luke 22:19 ● Matthew 28:19 ● Acts 2:42 ● Hebrews 10:25
CONNECT is another word for worship. Worship is when God speaks, we listen; When God gives, we receive; When God acts, we respond; Worship is a two-way experience. Worship is not doing God a favor. Worship is doing ourselves a favor because we need what God alone offers us.
We plan to worship:
Luke 10:29-37 ● 1 Peter 4:10-11 ● James 2:14-17
Serve to meet the need of others by creating opportunities for people to roll up their sleeves and do something for someone else in the name of Christ. Inspire compassion through our work and the work of others.
We plan to serve by:
Ephesians 4:14-16 ● Romans 12:22
GROW is the broadest of all categories. We remember that spiritual growth only happens as a result of God's work through his Word and Sacraments. People need to be in worship and in God's word. This is especially true for parents and children in their homes.
We grow through:
1 Thessalonians 5:17 ● Acts 2:42
Talking with God regularly is spending quality time with our Lord. We intend to broaden our perspective to include all people - even our enemies - as the Bible tells us. Our prayers will include our government and leaders, our congregation (family of faith), schools, the lost, parents, pastor, etc.
We intend to:
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 ● Matthew 22:21 ● Malachi 3:8-10
GIVING financially in response to God's love demonstrates our appreciation for the many blessings our Lord has provided as we have been blessed beyond all measure. Our financial contributions also allow us to invest in God's kingdom - inside and outside of our congregation.
We intend to:
Downloadable 2018 Ministry plan word file : https://unite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/tenants/gseval/attachments/130302/2018_Ministry_Plan.docx