Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

Sunday Morning Education at Good Shepherd allows us to dig into God's word in a smaller, more intimate setting. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:45 am. The classes below reflect our schedule for Winter/Spring 2022.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Generations Together (January 9, March 6)

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. Join us!


Christ Among Us  led by Courtney Pernell

Explore the delight, mystery, and challenge of the God who is present among us.  Come for rich, authentic conversation about how God shows up, leads us forward, and dwells with the joyful and challenging realities of our lives. Meets weekly in Underwood North.


The Gospel Gathering  led by David Cope

Come expand your understanding of the Gospel and increase your faith through discussion and interactive slide shows.  We’ll explore the only complete biography in the Hebrew Bible – the life of David.  We’ll learn why this complex individual was known as “a man after God’s own heart,” what he meant to Jesus, and how he affects us today. Meets weekly in Underwood West, and Mondays at 7:00pm on Zoom. Link in Friday Faithprints, or by request.


Lutheran Basics (during Lent, 3/3 – 4/3) led by the pastors

We’ll explore the basic theological tenets that are particular to the Lutheran denomination of Christianity. This class is great for folks new to Good Shepherd or Lutheranism as well as lifelong Lutherans who want a refresher. We’ll touch on the Small Catechism, historical milestones, and Lutheran traditions. Meets during Lent in Underwood East.


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 weekly in the Library

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.

  • 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.

    Learn more about Rams Men's Ministry.

  • 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, 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