Christian Education at Good Shepherd happens by encouraging, supporting and cultivating the growth and deepening faith of all

Apr 22 2018 - 9:15am - 10:15am

News about Christian Ed

We're Buying a Farm - 2 in fact!

THANK YOU! We earned more than enough for the two farms with Global Hunger. You can still donate your dollars, coins and checks (or visit our online "store" to donate) to the cause. The farms are given to communities so that they can break the cycle of poverty and begin the journey to providing a steady source of food for their families. 

Splash! Faith Formation from birth to age 3

Traditionally called "Cradle Roll," this ministry is aimed at our youngest members – our children from birth to the age of three.  At baptism, we as a congregation make a promise to support the baptized and their families in their spiritual journey.  Through resources offered by our congregation and Augsburg Fortress we can help parents in their role of bringing up children of God. Splash! materials are sent out on a regular basis which offer ideas for faith-filled play, worship, meals and prayer together.  It is one way as a congregation we stay connected with young children and their families.   Read more »

2018 Summer Congregation Retreat

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Mark your calendars for our 8th annual summer retreat!  July 27-29. Enjoy a weekend at Walcamp amidst 180 acres of forest and open fields along the Kishwaukee River in Kingston, only 70 miles west of Oak Park. It begins with hayrides on Friday. On Saturday adults explore holiness, while children explore nature. We all enjoy water sports, hiking or a long nap, as we choose. There are sure to be 'smores over a campfire. Find a brochure here. Check out Walcamp here.

Educational Opportunities on Sunday morning

SUNDAY SCHOOL is for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Ages 2 through 4th grade begin in the sanctuary at 9:15 with music and then breaks into age group classes for rotations that go along with the Bible story of the week. 5th and 6th graders have class in the Conference Room using the Connect curriculum from Sparkhouse.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (7th/8th grade) meet on Sunday mornings as part of the Confirmation program.

TEENS meet on Sundays at 9:15am for our Youth Connections class and monthly for lunch after the 10:30am worship service.

ADULTS:
1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Library at 9:15am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »