One of the things I love most about ministry is the chance to walk alongside others in faith. As a pastor, the call to Word and Sacrament ministry provides the opportunity to preach and teach… but also to learn.
In my first year and a half at Good Shepherd, I’ve learned quite a bit about what makes our history important, our present so bright, and our future filled with possibility. All three stages are because of the people who came before us that laid the groundwork for Good Shepherd to grow disciples, and the people that gather together today to not only live into the work done by others… but to roll up their sleeves and get to work enhancing the future, by continuing to live out our church’s mission in a changing world.
In April and May, our sermon series will dive into Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together, about the gift of community and how it connects us to Jesus. As I look back at another successful season of Small Groups at Good Shepherd, I’m reminded of how important it is to connect with God and each other. Whether it’s through participation in one of our service or discipleship groups, singing praises to God in the choir or praise team, or through breaking bread and sharing stories (like our new 55+ ministry – Adult Christians Together!) with friends old and new, there’s something special about doing life together… especially when it’s rooted in faith.
If you’d like to get involved in the ministry that’s currently taking place, have ideas about future small group or sermon topics, or ways to be the church outside these walls, let me know! I’d love to continue learning about what God has put on your heart, and discern ways to faithfully be the church together.
- Pastor Taylor