Adult Faith Formation (FALL 2022)

Sunday Morning Education, 10:00-10:45 am

The Gospel Gathering led by David Cope

We will examine the prayer life of Jesus and what it means to us in the 21st century using inspiring, interactive, power point-driven discussion. Investigate the rich tradition of prayer that Jesus inherited and the way he taught his disciples, and us, how to pray. We will utilize the unbelievable scope of Jesus' actual prayers, including The Lord's Prayer. For Advent, we will explore how we acquired the modern image of Jesus and survey the Christmas portrayals of Jesus in classical art, music and literature and in worldwide art, music and literature. Meets in-person weekly in Underwood West or online Mondays at 7:00 pm Zoom. Link in Friday Faithprints or by request. 


Whittecar Class with various leaders

This inclusive class is designed to be appropriate for adults with developmental delays. Open to all, the class provides an informal and fun opportunity to study how Sunday’s Scriptures relate to participants’ lives. Meets the first three Sundays of each month in the Library.

Art for the Season with various leaders (September 25)

Every season of the church year, an artist will lead us in making a simple, yet meaningful, art project. Place the item in your coffee pot, on your desk, or in a favorite spot, and be reminded that God is with you. We'll have sparkling juice and coffee while we create! Meets in Underwood North on the following Sundays; September 25, December 4, January 15, February 12, and April 23.

Generations Together (October 30)

Three times a year, all faith formation classes, 6th grade and up, gather in Fellowship Hall to engage in cross+generational faith formation. There will be storytelling, games, and relationship-building. Classes for those under 6th grade will continue as usual, though all young children are welcome to join with a parent. Join us for Generations Together on the following Sundays; October 30, January 8, and February 26.

Meaningful Conversations (November 6)

In this one-time, energizing, relational workshop sponsored by one of our community partners, ONE Wake, we'll have the opportunity to explore our common humanity through meaningful conversations. In an increasingly polarized worlds, let's come together. Gathers in Underwood North.  

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 for more information.

  • 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? 

  • 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