A Different Sort Of Multi-Site

Without much fanfare, Good Shepherd opened a new campus this week.

Only it’s not at all what you think, all you multi-site church aficianados.

It’s a campus lodged in the middle of a mobile home community.

See, we’ve wanted to take seriously our mandate to invite all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ and as part of that we have wanted to take church to the people instead of continually asking them to come to us.  We have felt this burden in particular around our Latino ministry.

Enter the Twin Lakes neighborhood, located about 10 minutes from our Moss Road campus.

Well over 300 families live in the sprawling community made up primarily of manufactured housing.  And the majority of those 300 households have Spanish as their primary language.

So we have signed a lease on a vacant home, spruced the place up, and this week began using it as an After School Center for children.

Best of all — interior and exterior labor was led by volunteers.  The tutoring programs staring this week — led by volunteers.  The soccer ministry that generated interest among the residents and established the Good Shepherd “name” — led by volunteers.

Soon, kindergarten through second graders will receive tutoring  in the “Red Room” . . .

. . . while older elementary students will do homework in the “Blue Room”:

We have plans to start a women’s LifeGroup in Twin Lakes as well as continuing with the soccer outreach.  Could some kind of worship gathering be far behind?

Good Shepherd Twin Lakes.

It’s not your hipster cool muti-site campus.

But that suits us just fine.