VBS is not just for kids, it's an experience for the whole family: preschool ages 3 & 4 through 5th grade, and youth 6th grade through adult. The children will explore how situations in one's life grow godly character traits through our VBS theme "to be determined" while the rest of the family has the opportunity to take part in their own Bible Study "To be determined".
“The role of the Church is to enable people to use their gifts in areas of passion to produce benefits that spill over into the home, the community, and the church itself.” George Barna.
1 Corinthians 5:11 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11a “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…”
Would you like to experience a time to gather as one family in Christ? Join Good Shepherd’s many opportunities to Worship, Serve, Connect, and Grow together for God’s glory.
“May your household provide a nurturing environment of faith, love, and spiritual growth so that the emerging generation of children will be all that their creator intends them to be.”
Psalm 78:4,6 “We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonder he has done…so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born.”
At Good Shepherd, we fully understand the importance of your family. As God’s church family, we seek to support, equip, and provide you with all the resources that you need to build a strong family centered on God’s word.
“God’s plan is for families to lead in the provision of spiritual development for their children.” George Barna
Proverbs 14:16 “Those who fear the LORD are secure; he will be a refuge for their children.”
Families are in crisis
In the face of divorce, financial pressure, hectic schedules, and temptations, raising a strong family can be tough. How do parents communicate with their children? Protect them from bad influences? Teach them to make good choices? The world doesn’t offer many good answers but God’s Word provides both direction and reassurance.
Good Shepherd’s goal is to support the role of parents’ by drawing on biblical principles and serving families by providing emotional, spiritual, and material support to parents as they invest in the faith of their children.
“Every choice we make is ultimately a spiritual decision.” George Barna.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…”
Good Shepherd promotes God’s plan for marriage through teaching married couples what the Scriptures teach concerning Christian marriage by helping individuals to come to a personal, saving knowledge of and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Our Marriage Ministry objective is to supported and encouraged by providing tools to couples and families for improving their relationship with each other and with God in Christ Jesus.