The goal of this Impact Report is to not only provide transparency into the financial health of Good Shepherd, but to also celebrate what God is doing both inside and outside

the church walls with resources He has provided for us.

MISSIONS & COMMUNITY IMPACT

Local Missions

As the pandemic continues to impact lives in our community, we have renewed our efforts at reaching affected populations in our local schools. In our neighborhood schools (Lake Wylie Elementary, Southwest Middle School, Olympic High School, South Pine Academy and Steele Creek Elementary) we've committed to launching food pantries, praying for students around the flagpole, providing lunches and snacks to student athletes, hosting school supply drives and working to clean and beautify the school campuses.

 

Good Shepherd has also chosen to invigorate our long-standing Nursing Home ministry by creating additional ways to serve residents with notes/cards ministry (done by our high school and middle school students), Angel Tree Christmas gifts for residents and developing a very awesome special shoe for senior residents with our partner organization Samaritan's Feet. (More on this exciting project to come next year!)

International Missions

Since the origin of Good Shepherd, our church has committed to supporting missions around the world.  Not only does Good Shepherd financially support missionaries in the Middle East, Russia, India, Kenya and Guatemala, but we also work with local organizations in those countries to help equip pastors, missionaries, educators, students and families.

Seed Packing Event

In July, the people of Good Shepherd participated in a Seed Packing event, where you were asked to pack seeds that would be shipped around the world to help people grow sustainable produce and food. We had 324 people participate in this event (both at home and in person) and we packed 21,000 seed packets. That’s 210,000 pounds of produce that will be cultivated in communities around the world.

 

NEXT GENERATION

Vacation Bible eXperience

In June, approximately 80 families participated in our first ever Family-Style Vacation Bible eXperience. Families gathered together to worship, do crafts, have family devotion time, pack meals and experience the life-giving message that because Jesus knows us, we can have confidence.

SRV CLT

In October, more than 60 students and adult volunteers from Good Shepherd Church, Christ the King Lutheran and Steele Creek Church of Charlotte gathered together to minister to local families by hosting a community block party that included cornhole, football, face painting, pumpkin painting, crafts and more! 

BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGES

 Marriage Scavenger Hunt

Couples from Good Shepherd were challenged to a Marriage Scavenger Hunt in March where they had to drive to a few different locations, perform a fun "dare" and ask each other a discussion question. The last stop included silly couple selfies and, well, we should just let some of the photos speak for themselves.

Outdoor Couples Event

In October, we held an outdoor couples event in our parking lot with food trucks and a special concert by the Carolina Rhythm Band. Couples were challenged with a marriage satisfaction survey as well as some friendly glow stick competitions. It was a great night of dancing, food and fun!

FROM OUR PASTOR

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR TALBOT

Church life in the 2020s requires flexibility, adaptability, and courage. You all, the people of Good Shepherd, have all of that. It’s why we find ourselves today in a place more characterized by strength than weakness; more full of hope than despair. As you read this page and scan these images, you’ll see why. As always, I am glad to be the pastor of Good Shepherd.