what should a visitor expect?

Visiting a church can be an overwhelming experience when you don't know what to expect. At Good Shepherd the first thing you should expect is to be warmly welcomed no matter who you are. We love visitors and want you to feel at home. We don't care how much you know, what you wear or whether you can sing or not. We're just glad you're here. 


We've listed some frequently asked questions below. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 704.588.3309.


frequently asked questions

Are all the services identical?

The sermon and sermons series are identical at both Moss and Zoar campuses. At our Spanish speaking service, the sermon is translated into Spanish. The worship music may vary depending on the campus you attend, but the core service is identical. 


What should I wear? 

We have a casual environment at Good Shepherd. You'll find a variety of wardrobe styles any given Sunday from jeans and t-shirts to ties and sport coats. We don't care how you dress...we're just glad to see you! 


Where do my children go?

We have children's programming on Sunday mornings from birth to 8th grade. Check out the Children and Students page for more information. 


Do you take up a collection?

We challenge our churchgoers to be generous with their resources, however, we do not require anyone to give. You also won't see a collection plate passed around during the service at Good Shepherd. Instead, we have Giving Baskets as you exit the  Worship Center for you to drop in your tithes and offerings. For more information, check out our Giving page

worship services

Now that you know a little more about us, you want to know what to expect during a service, right? A typical worship service lasts about 60 minutes. During that time you can expect:

  • Energetic worship time with a full band
  • Engaging lighting, video and visuals (including periodic moving or flashing lights)
  • Corporate prayer
  • Biblically-based, relevant teaching