A Poster Child For The Mission Statement

A Good Shepherd friend told me this week that she is "a poster child for our mission statement." Meaning? "I knew about Jesus," she said.  "But I didn't know what it meant to have a living relationship with him til I got here." And:  "I'm not just a poster child for...

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The “In The Long Run” Sermon Rewind

How could we . . . a) receive "promise cards" (aka, pledge cards) for 2017 generosity; AND b) distribute "movie tickets" for our short film Sunday next week?   Answer:  "In The Long Run" (yes, title borrowed from chorus of an Eagles' song), a sermon with this...

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Sunday Morning Motivational Speaking?

In my occasional dark nights of the soul, I wonder:  “is what I’m doing anything other than some motivational speaking on a Sunday morning?” Seriously: do people come to Good Shepherd or to any church simply to have their ears tickled and the hearts touched?  To feel...

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Stop Hunger Now Event Rewind

Yesterday . . . 2500 people . . . On two campuses . . .   Packed this many meals now headed for Haiti . . .   Which means that overall we've packed ONE MILLION meals as a church.  A milestone I celebrated with a backhand gong bang.  

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Stop Hunger Now — Nov. 6 Radical Impact Project — FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions What Are We Doing? We are harnessing all our Sunday morning people and energy and campuses to prepare and package over 280,000 Meals Ready To Eat (MREs). Where Is All This Food Going To End Up? After we prepare and package the meals, Stop...

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A Mixed Emotions Kind Of Note

I received this poignant note on the back of a Connection Card this past Sunday.  The author is a guy who, along with his wife, has been driving over an hour each way to get to Good Shepherd on a Sunday morning. My family has been coming to this church for about 10...

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