Other Opportunities for Ministry

Other Opportunities for Ministry

Members of Good Shepherd financially and prayerfully support and participate in many community organizations.  We offer meeting space to many local groups.  To find out more about these organizations, visit their websites.  To inquire about space at Good Shepherd, contact the church office.

Daybreak:  Members of Good Shepherd support Daybreak serving youth in crisis.

Crop Walk:  Members of Good Shepherd support Crop Walk ending hunger one step at a time.

Financial Peace University (FPU):  Since 2012 Good Shepherd has hosted a FPU class. The university teaches God’s way of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents Biblical, practical steps to show how to get rid of debt. Money management shows how to spend and save wisely. 

Graceworks Social Services:  Members of Good Shepherd support the faithful caring of Graceworks. 

Habitat for Humanity:  Members of Good Shepherd support Habitat for Humanity.

Lay School of Theology:  The Southern Ohio’s Synod’s Lay School of Theology conducts classes at Good Shepherd. 

We Care Arts:  This is a place where people with disabilities learn independence and build self-esteem. Those with emotional, mental, and/or physical disabilities can visit We Care Arts‘ facility on Wilmington Pike, Kettering, and create artwork that fosters confidence and empowerment.

Wednesday Fellowship Dinners: Good Shepherd offers a nutritious meal on Wednesday evenings throughout the school year for anyone seeking fellowship time with others and a delicious meal. The cost for the meal is supported through freewill donations (if you are able). The meals are not currently being held due to the pandemic.

Other Benevolence:  On a wider scale Good Shepherd supports Osterlen Youth Services, Global Health Ministries, ELCA Vision for MissionWernle Home, Blue Star Mothers https://www.bluestarmothers.org/, and the Southern Ohio Synod Mecklenburg, Germany Partnership.

Good Shepherd offers building space to the following organizations: