Sunday Morning Education

Sunday Morning Education for adults at Good Shepherd allows us to dig into God's word in a smaller, more intimate setting. Classes meet on Sunday mornings during the traditional school year, 9:30-10:30 am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


COMMUNITY CLASS  

Meets weekly in the education wing, Room E-9. Topics vary from week to week, so grab a coffee and take a seat!


GRACEFUL LIVING  

How do we embody Christ on a daily basis and in all areas of our lives? This ongoing class focuses on deepening relationships in our lives and how God works through these relationships. All adults are welcome! Meets weekly in Underwood East.


THE GOSPEL GATHERING  

Explore the life and teachings of Jesus through very inter-active PowerPoint presentations that utilize scripture, art, music (and, yes, we do eat at times) and class discussions. Experience how Jesus' Gospel - Good News brings meaning to our twenty-first century lives. Meets weekly in Underwood West.


WHITTECAR CLASS

This inclusive class is designed to be appropriate for adults with developmental delays. Open to all adults, the class provides an informal and fun opportunity to study how Sunday’s Scripture readings relate to participants’ lives. Meets weekly in the Library.


LUTHERANISM 101 (Sundays, September 30 - October 21) 

We’ll cover key theological concepts such as justification, law and gospel, and theology of the cross through lecture, discussion, and videos featuring our very own staff. We’ll also explore the state of the church today. If you’re new to the faith, or if you have been a Lutheran for a long time but aren’t sure what that means, this is the class for you.


HOUSTON REFLECTIONS: CROSS-GENERATIONAL SME (October 28) 

This past summer, 30 youth and adults from Good Shepherd participated in the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX. Come and hear stories from their experience. Breakfast snacks will be provided!


BUILDING INDEPENDENCE DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION (November 4)

In the Building Independence project, 3 local non-profits came together to provide safe and supportive housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This 36-minute film follows 4 residents as they take their first steps toward independence.


THE FAMILY PROMISE RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS (November 11)

About 75 GSLC parishioners show up four times a year to host homeless families for a week at our church. What happened to these families before they came to us, and what will happen for them in the future? Danielle Butler, Family Promise Director, will explain why family homelessness exists in our community, how Family Promise of Wake County helps these families transition to permanent housing, and how they reduce the risk of repeat homelessness. Family Promise volunteers from GSLC will describe how they help the families, why they are called to this ministry, and how to get involved. 


YOUNG ADULTS IN GLOBAL MISSION (YAGM) Reflection (December 2)

Bryan Lester, a member of Good Shepherd, recently returned from a year in Mexico with the YAGM program. He will share stories, lessons learned, and key takeaways from his year, as well as provide time to answer questions about his year of service.


REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT (December 16) 

Learn about the pathway to resettlement for people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape persecution, war, or violence from Adrienne Morton of Lutheran Services Carolinas. 

In Community


  • young adults

    Young adults make up a growing part of our congregation. Connecting them to one another and across our ministries is one of our goals as a community. Contact our Director of Cross-Generational Ministry at andrew.buck@gslchurch.org for more information.

  • Rams Men's Ministry

    All men are welcome at Rams events, including monthly dinners and spiritual discussions, service projects, retreats and fellowship. Spiritual discussion topics relate Christianity to current world issues, faith in the home and building our spirituality. Check out the latest Rams events.

  • Girlfriends in god (gig)

    GiG seeks to support the spiritual growth of women of all ages. Annual events include a spring brunch, fall beach retreat, pool parties, game nights and other gatherings that provide a time for fellowship, devotion, and thanksgiving for God’s work in our lives. Contact the GiG leadership team, gig@gslchurch.org to learn more!

  • Older, wiser lutherans (owls)

    OWLs serves to support and enhance the lives of seniors within the church community. Encouraging Christian fellowship, OWLs holds social events (trips to Duke Gardens and Christmas at the Governor's Mansion are among the favorites) and brunch & learns, and they focus on giving back to the community through food drives and taking communion to shut-ins and others that cannot regularly attend church. Want to know more? Check out the latest OWLs events.

  • small groups

    Small groups support us on our faith journey. Good Shepherd has a number of small groups formed around common interests where you can get connected. Check out our small groups. Interested in starting a small group? Contact our Director of Cross-Generational Ministry at andrew.buck@gslchurch.org