At Good Shepherd, we believe that we have been blessed in order to be a blessing to others. We who have been reconciled to God through Christ have been given the ministry of reconciliation, and that means preaching, teaching, and demonstrating the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations in accordance with Christ’s commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Therefore, as a church, we are committed to using the gifts God has given us to further the advance of the Gospel. We are seeking to accomplish this in three primary ways: 1) trusting God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit to do good works in our local neighborhoods, 2) supporting the work of those called to devote themselves to this ministry in this country and throughout the world, and 3) encouraging members to be involved in missions, whether short-term, part-time, or full-time. Below are some of the ministries and missionaries that we are currently supporting.
MINISTRIES WE SUPPORT
Together for Good is a local non-profit organization that creates pathways for the local church to come alongside vulnerable children and families through Christ-centered ministry.
Hospitality House Youth Development provides a Christian outreach, focused on the spiritual, intellectual and physical development of inner city youth and their families.
MISSIONARIES WE SUPPORT
Bill & Susan Carr
BEMIDJI, MN: Bill and Susan work with Native Americans in northern Minnesota training leaders at Mokahum Ministry Center.
Donald & Claire-Lise Cobb
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE: Donald, Claire-Lise, and their children Dimitri and Lucas are involved in church-planting facilitation through the Conseil national des Evangéliques de France.
HAITI: Aaron utilizes his aviation skills to advance God's work in remote locations by flying ministry partners and vital supplies through Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).
Brandon & Erin Haan
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Brandon, Erin, Theo, and Everett lead Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities.
Heero & Anya Hacquebord
L’VIV, UKRAINE: Heero, Anya, and their children Juliette and Christian serve to help plant and grow a vibrant Reformed church in L’Viv and in other parts of western Ukraine.
Brennan & Becca McCafferty
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: Brennan and Becca McCafferty, and their children Benjamin and Lucy, are serving with the Mission to the World team in Cambodia. They are involved in church planting, theological education, and mercy ministry.
Dan & Becky Young
TEXAS/MEXICO BORDER: Dan and Becky Young serve with Mission to the World/Northern Mexico Team on the border, working with the Center for Church Planting (CPI in Spanish) in Monterrey.