Week 5 of our series on our values as a church where we will examine and hear about those things that YOU have told us we, as a Christian Community, will not waver on.
We have heard that Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd values deep and meaningful relationships that cross generations for the sake of the gospel, lived through a genuine welcome of all; Worship that engages EACH of God’s children; Nurturing faith together; and this week we add: Meeting the needs of our neighbors
What does this look like? For us at Good Shepherd it is about more than JUST offering outreach ministries, but realizing that what we might have to offer for our neighbors isn’t the end of their needs. Paul reminds us to “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interest of others.”
These values are rooted in scripture. This statement is the result of the work of the Strategic Plan team and the many conversations they have had around the data and responses collected through the Congregation Conversation, the Congregation Survey, and conversations with community partners. These values are things that we, as Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, will not waver on. These values are at the core of who we are as a congregation, and they are things that anyone that comes into any experience here at Good Shepherd is going to experience.
Our reading from Philippians 2:1-8, our Gospel from John 11:32-44, and our sermon can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jIF5OZj9jE&t=1s