One Step Toward Our 2030 Vision
As we enter a new year of “inviting all people to grow into a Christ-centered life in God’s family” Good Shepherd staff members have brainstormed three key areas vital to living out that mission. Doing so will help us lead toward our 2030 vision where “our church campus will be a missionary outpost that exhibits a foretaste of heaven, brimming with all generations and every ethnicity.” (see our entire 10 year vision statement below!)
We believe a Christ-centered life in God’s family moves in three directions: Up to God in worship, In to community with one another, and Out in service to a lost and hurting world. You're invited you to go “Out,” serving in one of these three key areas, as a “One Hour Hero” for as little as one hour a month:
- In Children’s Ministry, as a joyful assistant in our classrooms on Sunday mornings, in hospitality on Wednesday night, or to play with our children at special events. Share your love, time, and kindness with both Good Shepherd Kids and Families behind the scenes!
- In Youth Ministry, where Teenagers really do want adults to be involved in their lives. They’re not looking for someone that’s cool, young or funny… They want adults who are caring, have an interest in their lives and who will just be themselves. You know the stats: Teenagers who have 5 Christian adults investing in them significantly increases their chance of having a faith in Jesus that lasts a lifetime.
- In Welcome/Usher Ministry... Did you know that guests make a subconscious decision whether or not to return to a church in the first 11 minutes of being on campus? 11 minutes! That’s long before the sermon, time of worship, maybe even before the welcome! And all you need is a smile.
You’ve may have heard of a 2020 vision - but we want to keep our eyes set ten years out, on 2030! This vision, becoming a church that is “brimming with all generations and every ethnicity” begins on campus this Monday at 6:30pm, with a training session for all three Servant Leader opportunities.
Please prayerfully consider which of the three “Out” opportunities you would be willing to engage just once a month. Then, let us know which area you feel God’s leading to serve in.
Hope to see you Monday evening!
10 Year Vision
By 2030, Good Shepherd will transform from a house of God to a home in Christ for thousands of residents in the surrounding area. We will warmly welcome individuals home into the family of God by creating space where they can be who they are and become who God created them to be.
Southern California leaves many like sheep without a shepherd, tossed back and forth by the wind and the waves of a fast-paced, fragmented culture. While this affects all generations, it has increasingly confused young people by clouding the good news of the gospel.
Therefore, we will live out the name of our church, embodying the Good Shepherd, by seeking out and leading others into the family of God, that together, we might grow up into Him who is the head of the church. Our church campus will become a missionary outpost that exhibits a foretaste of heaven, brimming with all generations and every ethnicity.
We will take personal risks to lead others to the good news of the gospel. Today we gather as comfortable worshippers. Tomorrow we scatter as passionate front-yard missionaries.