MINISTRIES

GSC MINISTRIES ARE ANCHORED IN THE MISSION TO EXPERIENCE & SHARE JESUS EVERY DAY.

Although we have different ministries, initiatives, and expressions of church, this statement unifies everything we do under one shared purpose. All of our efforts exist to become a community in and beyond this city that is founded on God’s word, led by His Spirit, where Jesus is the story. We want to be a community unified under, sacrificing toward, and risking for the Gospel…all for the sake of Loveland and Northern Colorado knowing Jesus.

 

FAMILIES

We desire to grow spiritually healthy families by awakening and championing parents in their roles as the primary nurturers of their kid’s faith. As a church we desire to play a supportive role to parents in that process and believe that it is only by partnering with the Holy Spirit that true transformation takes place. We believe this kind of strong family unit points to Jesus in compelling ways where not only we’ll be changed, but others around us could as well.
 
We believe that to grow spiritually healthy families, parents must be equipped to be the primary nurturers of their kid’s faith (Deuteronomy 6), that the faith community needs to play a supportive role in this endeavor (Ephesians 4), and that we must remain dependent on the Holy Spirit to bring about spiritual growth and formation when and as he chooses (Philippians 2:13).
 

WHAT WE TEACH

Our curriculum is a dynamic, spiritually-forming, and family-empowered ministry philosophy that offers a vibrant weekend experience, as well as other family resources that meet the specific needs of today’s generation.
 
We strongly believe that spiritual development can and should begin from the earliest age with parents as the primary nurturers of their children’s faith. With this in mind, our resources support both the church and home with a focus on knowing God personally, igniting a passion for Christ, learning to listen to his Spirit, keeping Biblical content true to context, and cultivating a concern for people’s needs in our communities and the world.

FAMILY RESOURCES

HOMEFRONT WEEKLY

HomeFront Weekly, a pre-teaching tool to encourage families to spend time together in God’s Word during the week before coming to church on Sunday. The scripture you work on during the week is reinforced during “The Big God Story” they will hear and see on Sunday. There are three parts of each HomeFront Weekly the week before the lesson to allow you the opportunity to read and discuss the scripture during the week.

HomeFront Weekly includes curriculum for three distinct age groups, TruBlessing for ages 2-3, TruWonder for ages 3 1/2 – kindergarten, and TruStory for elementary aged kids.

HOMEFRONT MONTHLY

This monthly resource is packed with ideas for family devotions, ideas for creating traditions in your home, serving opportunities, and more!  Staying in line with Spiritual Parenting, each monthly issue focuses on one of the 10 Environments.

There are 3 ways you can receive HomeFront monthly:

  1. Click here to subscribe and have each monthly issue emailed directly to your inbox!
  2. Pick up a hard copy of HomeFront at the Families Board at any weekend gathering
  3. Download the free app and have access to the issue whenever you need it on your phone or tablet.
SPIRITUAL PARENTING

As a church, we believe that God’s design for passing down faith happens through the family and that the church plays a supportive role in that process.  Spiritual Parenting is parenting with the eternal in mind.  This 6-week course focuses on 10 Environments that parents can create in their home to partner with the Holy Spirit in raising spiritually healthy children.

The course is designed for parents to meet one another and explore ways that we, as a faith community, can champion each other on in our roles as the primary nurturers of our kid’s faith.  To sign up for our next Spiritual Parenting class please email kids@gschurch.tv.

PASSPORT TO PURITY

Our children’s innocence is under attack, and parents cannot win the battle with a single awkward "birds and the bees" talk or a strict set of rules. The Passport2Purity Getaway Kit helps build heart-to-heart communication between you and your pre-teen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare them for the turbulent years ahead.

MARRIED PEOPLE E-ZINE

 

MarriedPeople E-ZINE is a monthly, mush-free email full of ideas and insights that sparks great conversations and helps you laugh. You will be encouraged, we promise.

SIGN UP for the Married People E-Zine

KIDS

We desire to grow spiritually healthy families by awakening and championing parents in their roles as the primary nurturers of their kid’s faith. As a church we desire to play a supportive role to parents in that process and believe that it is only by partnering with the Holy Spirit that true transformation takes place. We believe this kind of strong family unit points to Jesus in compelling ways where not only we’ll be changed, but others around us could as well.
  
We strongly believe that spiritual development can and should begin from the earliest age with parents as the primary nurturers of their children’s faith. With this in mind, our resources support both the church and home with a focus on knowing God personally, igniting a passion for Christ, learning to listen to his Spirit, keeping Biblical content true to context, and cultivating a concern for people’s needs in our communities and the world. We do our best to give each child a quality Christian education by loving teachers who have gone through the screening process, which includes a national background check, application, and referrals.
ELEMENTARY

Sundays at 9 a.m.

Our focus in Elementary: TruStory// A resource designed to reveal The Big God Story of God’s redemptive plan for elementary-age kids, allowing them to Anticipate, Celebrate, Respond, and be Blessed in an participatory environment. Best of all, TruStory begins in the home, equipping parents to be primary in spiritually nurturing their elementary child through weekly HomeFront lessons.

NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL

Sundays at 9 & 10:45 a.m.

Tru Wonder is designed to reveal the WONDER of who God is for preschool and kindergarten age kids, allowing them to Explore, Discover, Respond, and be Blessed in an interactive environment.  Best of all, Tru Wonder begins in the home, equipping parents to be primary in spiritually nurturing their preschooler through weekly HomeFront lessons.

Nursery– Lil Cubs and Tiny Turtles
It’s never too early to lay a spiritual foundation for children. Our volunteers show the love of Jesus to the children. Our team members will play with your child and teach an age-appropriate lesson.

Preschool & Kindergarten– Mighty Monkeys, Growing Giraffes, Big Cats
Children at the preschool level are very impressionable and because of that we desire to partner with the family in laying a spiritual foundation. Each week our hope is to give preschoolers a first impression of their Heavenly Father.

 

PARENTING RESOURCES

We exist to partner with the family to guide kids toward a heart for God. 

HomeFront

HomeFront™ is designed to help you make being in God’s Word, together as a family, a priority in your home. Each week, you will have the opportunity to read God’s Word with your children … and the passage that you read together will give you the opportunity to front-load the weekend experience at church.

July 2017

July HomeFront Magazine

July HomeFront Weekly:

Week of July  2:  Preschool  | Elementary

Week of July  9:  Preschool  | Elementary

Week of July  16: Preschool | Elementary

Week of July  23: Preschool | Elementary

Week of July  30: Preschool | Elementary

TruBlessing Homefront weekly

LEADER RESOURCES

In order to maintain a dynamic program, we need to have dynamic volunteers who have the desire to work on the front lines of ministry, witnessing God use you and others to bring about change in children’s lives.

We need volunteers on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. for Early Childhood (nursery, preschool)  and Elementary programs. There are also special events throughout the year for which extra help is always needed and appreciated.

Areas where we need volunteers:

Early Childhood – classroom leaders, volunteer assistants

Preschool – classroom leaders, volunteer assistants, special needs buddies, storytellers, technical assistance

Elementary – small group leaders, storytellers, greeters, special needs buddies, technical production leaders, celebration service coordinators.

If you are interested in any of these areas, please download and fill out the application form and return to Pastor Cheryl.

Application Form:  Student (5th grade- age 17)

Application Form:  Adult 

LEADER RESOURCES

CHILD DEDICATIONS

A child dedication is a way to let everyone in the GSC faith community know that you have a desire to raise your children in the ways of Christ and present them to God. It’s a vow you take before God and your church that you will do everything you can to guide your children until they are free to make the choice to follow Jesus. Everyone in the church plays a supportive role, whether they have children or not, to stand with parents to help guide and encourage them along the way.

Next Child Dedication Class:

November 12, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

Next Child Dedication:

November 19, 2017

Register for Child Dedications

If you have any questions about child dedication, please contact Austin at austind@gschurch.tv or 970.669.3675, ext. 224.

STUDENTS

We are a church that believes in young people. This generation is being transformed as students encounter Jesus, build positive friendships and get inspired to live for something greater than themselves. This is done in partnership with parents who still have an important voice in the lives of their teenagers.

// HIGH SCHOOL

High schoolers meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for powerful worship experiences, small group nights, and just-for-fun events that are great for inviting friends who don’t know Jesus. We believe in young people and unleashing a generation to use their voice, their ideas, and their passion for God to make the world a better place. 

Events

July 2017

 5:  Unite | 7-8:30p

12: Unite | 7-8:30p

19: Unite | 7-8:30p

26: Unite | 7-8:30p

August 2017

 2: Unite | 7-8:30p

9:  Unite | 7-8:30p

11: POOL PARTY | 5:30-7:30p

16: Unite | 7-8:30p

23: Unite | 7-8:30p

30: Unite | 7-8:30p

// MIDDLE  SCHOOL

Middle schoolers meet on Sunday mornings during our first service. They begin the morning in our main worship service and then head upstairs to the youth room during our video announcements. Middle schoolers build strong friendships as they learn to live for something greater than themselves. 

Events

July 2017

2: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

9: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

16: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

23: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

30: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

August 2017

6: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

11: POOL PARTY | 5:30-7:30p

13: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

20: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

27: Unite | 9:15-10:15a | 4-5:30p

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OUTREACH

A church cannot thrive from behind closed doors. That’s why our outreach efforts exist on both the local and global level – so we can help share the love of God in our own backyard and reach into backyards around the world. We support missionaries afar and community efforts here at home because we love our neighbors, no matter where they are.

LOCAL

Local outreach gives us opportunities to help others discover God’s love and desire a personal relationship with Him. We participate in a number of different community outreaches throughout the year; these are our largest efforts:

Go Big VBS | Summer | We like to break away from the normal VBS format and as a church we GO into our neighborhoods and invite kids and their families into God’s Big Story.  It’s an exciting week where our kids and the kids in our neighborhoods will be able to connect with God, their friends, and caring adults in a safe environment. There are many different ways everyone can be involved.

Faith in Action Sunday | August | One Sunday in August we cancel church and go to several sites throughout the community and spend the day worshiping through service.

Christmas Gift Wrap Outreach | December | We head out to the Promenade Shops at Centerra to wrap presents for shoppers. This is a great way to bless the community in a fun and practical way during the Christmas season.

Front Porch Outreach | Front Porch Ministries (out of Christ's Church of the Rockies) provides a nutritional and tasteful meal to the less fortunate in our community. We serve from 11-2 p.m. on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of the month.  If you are interested in helping prepare the meal or serving the meal, contact Denise Hetzel, quiltangel202@msn.com.

Prayer Walking | We are committed to helping God’s Kingdom advance throughout every neighborhood in Loveland. To help us do so, we have set up a simple system to encourage our members to cover each street with prayer. Once a month, members walk the streets of a small portion of a neighborhood, praying over its residents. These Prayer Walks only take about 30 minutes and provide a bit of exercise for your heart – physical as well as spiritual!  “As we invest this time into our neighbors, our hearts toward them will grow.” (Matthew 6:21).

For information on how to get involved with our Local Outreach Team, contact Jon Hummel at 970.669. 3675, or jonh@gschurch.tv.

GLOBAL

Our global outreach efforts at Good Shepherd are to prayerfully help to send out disciple-makers equipped with God’s power. Those disciple-makers we send out will cross barriers of culture, language, and distance to establish and strengthen the Church in places beyond the normal sphere of influence of our members.

We take our role of providing for the missionaries and ministries we support very seriously and are committed to prayerfully seeking God’s wisdom in all that we do. Our primary function is to provide significant prayer and financial support to these ministries, and act as a liaison between the Good Shepherd congregation and the missionaries we support. We are also committed to providing opportunities for Good Shepherd members to have a personal experience in mission field if they feel called to do so.

Download the Global Outreach Application

Download the Global Outreach Financial Assistance Application

One Child

Through a monthly financial commitment, you can help a child in Haiti or Thailand, chosen by Good Shepherd’s own missionaries, to attend school. Your donation will help meet basic educational needs, including tuition, books, uniforms, transportation, and two meals a day. You and your family will be able to correspond with the child you support financially and through prayer.  By meeting this educational need, you’ll give him or her an opportunity to move beyond poverty into a place of hope.  Your sponsored child will also have the chance to hear about the Word of God and His love through a relationship with our missionaries.

Cost: $35/month for a child in Haiti, $45/month for a child in Thailand. Please consider whether your family can fulfill this commitment for an entire year.  Feel free to partner with another family or even with your life group to support a child. 

Missionaries

Good Shepherd Church supports 11 different missionaries.  Some are local and some are from other parts of the world. Contact Pastor Robin, robinp@gschurch.tv, for more information about our missionaries in Africa and South East Asia. They are:

  • Randy & Kathleen McReynolds_ House of Happy Children Orphanage  | Thailand
  • Glenn Brown | Grand Junction, CO
  • Marcel Destine_ Evangelical Mission of Living Water | Haiti
  • Marla Moody_CRU
  • Ford & Beth Wilson _Alliance for Church Progress | Mexico
  • Eric Bensen_ House of Victory | Israel
  • Troy Rendleman_ CRU | USA
  • Stephanie Luke_ CRU | Ireland
  • Sonny & Rei Aparicio_ World Harvest Church | Philippines
  • Sam_ Life for the Innocent | Asia

 

GET INVOLVED

For information on Global Outreach opportunities available within Good Shepherd, contact Pastor Robin at robinp@gschurch.tv.

WOMEN

The GSC Women’s Ministries serve to:

  • Glorify God
  • Provide women with fellowship opportunities
  • Strengthen discipleship through Biblical truths
  • Provide a place of accountability and encouragement
  • Provide prayer support

If you are looking for a place to relax, laugh, and meet women in all stages of life, the Women’s Ministry groups at Good Shepherd Church are for you. You’ll find fun events, Bible studies, special interest groups, and opportunities to grow in your faith throughout the year. You’ll never think of “going to church” in the same way again!

MOPS & MOM'S NEXT

What to expect:

A MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos. Plus, there’s usually food… food you didn’t make! But more important, you’ll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood.

Who can come?

We’ve all been placed in this time and place in history, as the tribe of women who are raising the world. We know we mother better together, so all moms are welcome at MOPS. From the time you get pregnant to when your kiddo is in Kindergarten, our doors are open.

For the kids:

The MOPPETS program is a preschool-style experience your kiddos will love.

Get involved!

The best way to get involved with our MOPS group is to use the form. Let us know you’re interested in trying out our group. Be sure to double check your email address before submitting the form to make sure our response gets back to you!

When: MOPS meets September-May on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 9-11 a.m. in the Family Room

Contact: Katie Helstein, moms@gschurch.tv

BIBLE STUDY

Refreshed is made up of women from all ages and stages of life – single, married, single again!, young or young-at-heart. Whether you’re going to the workplace everyday or working at home with kids in tow, an empty nester or a 20 something  just starting out, a single mom doing it all or a daughter managing aging parents, Refreshed is the place for you.

FALL STUDY COMING SOON!

 

The Men’s Ministries at Good Shepherd gives men the opportunity to experience:

  • Fellowship and accountability
  • The teaching of God’s Word
  • Prayer and support
  • The chance to help build God’s kingdom

We invite you to join us at events geared for men throughout the year where you can hang out with the guys while celebrating the love of God.

Men's weekly Bible Study

Thursday Mornings at 6:30 am

WORSHIP

Here at Good Shepherd, we want to create a space for people to encounter God. While we connect with God in various ways in our personal lives, Sunday services at GSC are a time for us to come together and respond to God as a family. Worship, simply put, is our response to God; it is our response to who He is and what He’s done. Sunday morning is a time we set aside for singing together, reading the Bible, and learning how to live the life to which Christ has called us.

Our music comes from a variety of modern worship artists like Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation Worship, Chris Tomlin, Passion, and Jesus Culture, and we also incorporate some timeless hymns which still hold vast depth and substance for us here in the 21st century.

Our services are attended by folks who have been in a relationship with God for decades, and by those who are trying this whole “church thing” out for the very first time. It’s common to see folks with closed eyes and raised hands while they sing along, and some folks simply stand or sit while they read along with the projected song lyrics. We place no expectation on people to “act” a certain way during our times of worship through music. We strive to be authentic in our response to Jesus, and we want everyone -regulars and first time guests- to enjoy that freedom as well.

For more information, or to get involved with the music or tech teams at GSC, contact Pastor Phil at philb@gschurch.tv.

PRAYER

GSC is a Spirit-led and praying community. Prayer is not something confined to a pastor on a church stage one day each week. Instead, the invitation to pray is for God’s people to embrace a life that’s in regular communion with God. Together, Good Shepherd ministers to each other through prayer in a variety of different gatherings and through many ways:

WEEKEND SERVICES

As prompted by God’s Spirit, our weekends often involve a call for people to respond to God by receiving prayer. We also have a Prayer Team available to pray for you directly after service at the front of the stage.

Sundays, 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS WITHOUT

God is calling us to become a community that is dependent on His power and presence to lead us in every way. Join together as we set apart one day each month to seek Him more intentionally through prayer, fasting, and worship. Check out the Wednesdays Without page to find out more.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Prayer Team members are available directly after service at the front of the stage. Prayer request cards are located in the chair pockets or you can submit a request HERE. If you would like extended prayer from a GSC prayer team, contact Pastor Rob, robs@gschurch.tv.

CARE & SUPPORT

Living in an imperfect world, we all get bumped and bruised by circumstances, people, and even our own choices. Thankfully, God has provided help for us through relationship with Christ and relationships with one another.

The family at Good Shepherd is available to help those who are hurting or who just need a spiritual lift by sharing the love of God, the message of Jesus Christ, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

CARE

Prayer: We would love to partner with you in prayer. Our Prayer Network exists for just that reason. If you have a prayer request, please call us at 970.669.3675 or email mainoffice@gschurch.tv.

Hospital Visits: When illness or injury strikes, we are affected emotionally and spiritually. Good Shepherd has teams of trained, caring members who are available to visit for prayer and encouragement if you or someone you know is hospitalized. To request a visit, contact us at 970.669.3675 or mainoffice@gschurch.tv.

New Mom’s Meals: After you and your newborn come home from the hospital, New Mom’s Meals will help you celebrate the birth and honor you and your family with a meal delivered right to your door. Contact us at 970.669.3675 or mainoffice@gschurch.tv.

SUPPORT

If you are looking for spiritual direction and counseling, through one-on-one sessions, we can help you grow in your relationship with Christ as you seek His healing, wisdom, and direction. Contact Pastor Rob.