Service & Mission

Our Mission for 2017

Welcome to 2017, "The Year of Servant Leadership" at Good Shepherd. Throughout this year we will explore what it means to serve like Jesus and to lead others to do likewise. A great way to start this journey is by joining one of our new studies starting this month. Women are invited to study "The Inheritance" and men are invited to the study "Christian" both starting January 18th. There will also be a leadership study starting on January 28th and a sermon series to follow called "Serve Like Jesus." Let's commit in the year ahead to be Servant Leaders who understand that to serve others, one must be open to learning and to ever emerging as a leader who serves.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to build a community where persons encounter God's love, hear Christ's call, and serve with the Spirit's help.

Our Vision

We at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church are to be a garden of growing disciples of Jesus Christ where the seeds of God's grace are planted in the lives of all who are in need, faith is growing in the lives of believers, and the fruit of the Spirit is made evident in the church and the larger community.

Core Values

» All persons are graciously welcomed and valued.
» Healthy relationships are formed between people.
» Ongoing faith formation and personal growth is vital.
» Concern for justice and social holiness.
» We care for the world as God's creation.
» We are committed to giving our very best to God.
» We are open to new ways in which God is working.
» We expect the fruit of the Spirit to flourish in us and others.

Core Beliefs

» God's love is available to all people.
» God's love embraces us and transforms us.
» Jesus Christ is the embodiment of God's love and power.
» Jesus Christ calls all persons to a life of radical love and service.
» Faith in Jesus Christ is more about discipleship than membership.
» The church is both a gift and calling.
» The Bible is the authoritative, living Word of God.
» Faith in Jesus Christ is more about relationship than rules, more about who we know (Jesus Christ) than what we know.
» Faith in Jesus Christ is about head, heart and hands.