Where in Jesus’ Name are We Going?

Brothers and sisters in Christ of Good Shepherd,

It’s an exciting time to be part of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church! In October, November, and December we are being invited by our Transformational Ministry Leadership Team and Church Council to gather for The Shepherd’s Table. You might be asking, what is The Shepherd’s Table? Well…The Shepherd’s Table is part of a year-long transformation and renewal process at Good Shepherd. This process has also included a Congregational Vitality Survey, One-to-One conversations, a congregation-wide Bible study, and now The Shepherd’s Table events.

The three Shepherd’s Table events are opportunities to gather as many Good Shepherd members as possible at a table for a meal and a time of prayer, Bible study and dreaming about the future of our congregation. It will be a spirit-filled time exploring what God is calling Good Shepherd to live out in future ministry and mission together.

In November we will ask the question – “Where in Jesus’ name are we going?” Together, we will dig a little deeper into Good Shepherd’s God-given gifts and resources that have been lifted up previously and focus attention on the community outside the church’s walls. How does the community outside of Good Shepherd perceive us? How can we serve those who are not members of our congregation? How can Good Shepherd integrate more fully into the needs of our community? How can Good Shepherd serve alongside other ministries, agencies, and churches in western North Dakota?

Please join us at The Shepherd’s Table, II on November 14 & 15. RSVP to the church office at 255-1001 or goodshepherd@goodshepherdbismarck.com.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Craig

About Pastor Craig Schweitzer

I like to think of myself as a pretty easy going person who seeks to daily discover anew how God is present in my life and in the world in which I live and serve. I am a husband, father, brother, son, friend, pastor, and maybe most significantly – a child of God! My beautiful spouse Wendy and I live in Bismarck, ND with our twin daughters, Ilia and Taegan and our crazy dogs Henri & Sadie. I’ve serve on the staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck, ND since July 2001. I was first called to serve as Music & Worship Minister, in 2010 was called to serve as Pastor of Worship and Youth Education, and in January 2014 was called to serve as Senior Pastor. My professional background is a diverse collection of musical and educational experiences that ranges from live concert production and promotion to recording studios, and live performance to music education. Prior to joining Good Shepherd, I was an Instructor of Music at Bismarck State College and owned and operated a successful teaching studio called 6x6 Guitar Studio. I am a graduate of the University of Mary in Bismarck and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA and was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in September 2010. Outside of Good Shepherd, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, reading, listening or playing any and all music, a relaxing round of golf, or spending some quiet time with God. View all posts by Pastor Craig Schweitzer

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