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2017 Winter/Spring Classes

2017 Winter/Spring Classes


Wednesday Nights at Good Shepherd  - 2017  Winter/Spring Session

Everyone needs a starting point in their journey.  For some it will be worship but for others it may be a meal, conversation, class, or activity.  Wednesday Nights at Good Shepherd provide an opportunity for people of all ages and stages.  Come share a meal together.  Participate in or lead a class/group.  Serve on the meal team, music team or in a children or youth activity.  As we gather, we connect with others and our spirits are nurtured, relationships are built, and we are shaped into the likeness of Christ.  Come be a part!    Please register by listing your name, contact info and class of interest on the Sunday morning Worship Registration Card, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office. 

Fellowship meal served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Christian Life Center.  The cost for the simple meal is $5 or $15/family.  Be a part of the food and fellowship!  Opportunities to serve on the meal team are also available.

Test Drive the Bible (4 weeks)

Did you ever wonder where the Bible came from?  What’s in it?  How to study it?  Come explore the answer to these questions and more in the 4-week class titled, “Test Drive the Bible”.  The class begins Wednesday, January 18th (6:30-8:00P) and will be led by Pastor Michael Burkett.  The cost of the class is $5 and Bibles will be provided. 

Serving from the Heart (4 weeks)

God’s plan for the church calls for each member of the body of Christ to play a vital role.  Does your ministry match who God created you to be?  This class will help you assess your spiritual gifts, talents, resources, individual style, dreams and experiences and help you discover your “stride” for serving God and neighbor. This class will be held from 6:30-8:15 and will be facilitated by Kayleigh Ferguson.

Invitation to Genesis (11 weeks)

Most people recognize Genesis as the book in the Bible that describes the Creation.  While this is true, it’s only part of the story.  The creation of the world only takes up the first couple of chapters of this book.  So what happens in the remaining 48 chapters??  Come listen anew and explore more clearly God’s purpose in beginning to form a people with the likes of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, and Jacob and Esau.    The class begins with an Orientation on Wednesday, January 11th (6:30-8:00P) and will be led by Cathy Childers.  The cost of the participant book is $15. 

Financial Peace University (9 weeks)

Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.  The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!   This 9-week session begins January 11th (6:30-8:30 p.m.).  The cost of the class is $93/family.  The cost covers FPU materials which includes a membership and access to the online FPU tools.   Scholarship help is available.  Nursery provided upon request.  These sessions will be led by Jane Secondine.  

New Class beginning in April 2017:  A Year of Living Prayerfully (6 weeks)

How is your prayer life? Do you need a "prayer check up"? Come be a part of the study "A Year of Living Prayerfully".   The class will meet for six weeks on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning April 5th.  Topics will include Kingdom prayers, the Lord's Prayer, standing prayer, Kyrie eleison, the metanie, stillness, and practicing the presence of God.  Cathy Burkett will be leading this study and the cost of the book is $15.  Register by indicating your interest on the Sunday morning worship registration card or calling the church office.  

Promise Keepers

Men's Bible study. Contact: Bob Macemon

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United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men of Church of the Good Shepherd have sponsored cookouts, fishing trips, Easter breakfasts, and have been involved in mission and ministry in the local church and community...

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Fellowship Connection

Fellowship Connection consist of a variety of groups that present an opportunity to socialize...

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United Methodist Women

Good Shepherd has two active UMW circles - The Friendship Circle, and the Reflections Circle. Each circle has a mission and objective that defines its purpose, and are open to every woman...

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Hopefuls Luncheon

The Hopefuls Luncheon is open to everyone.  This is a potluck meal and generally lasts about an hour...

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Walk to Emmaus

"While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them."

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Kairos Prison Ministry

"The Lord your God will change your heart"

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Yukon Sharing Ministry

Our church helps this organization in a variety of ways each month.  Clients are assisted in the areas of food, clothing and utilities. Contact: Scott Schuermann

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Ladies Bible Study

Women's Bible study. Contact: Sue Corbin and Joyce Martin

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