Good Shepherd local missions are focused on being a physical, emotional, and spiritual presence in our city by meeting the needs of the greater-Austin community. Click on one of the missions below either to find out more information or to give your support.
Good Shepherd national missions are focused primarily on the needs of those who have experienced catastrophic events. To do so, we align with and support destination organizations designed specifically to meet such needs. Click on one of the missions below either to find out more information or to give your support.
Apple of His Eye Missionary Society
Steve Cohen, founder and missionary at large of the Apple of His Eye Missionary Society, presented his vision of planting the first LCMS congregation in Israel via an Israeli pastor currently in the LCMS Specific Ministry Pastor program. These funds will include assisting this SMP student in his expenses while going through his ordination process.
Camp Lone Star
Foxhole Building Repairs
Camp Lone Star exists to provide a place of outreach and renewal in the midst of God’s creation and among His people. The funds will be used to improve the Foxhole -a building on camp that is used year-round as a meeting space and serves as a staff meeting space in the summer.
Concordia High School Tuition Fund
The mission of the CHS Tuition Assistance Fund is to provide a pathway for families in our community to obtain a Lutheran Christian Education for their kids. These funds will be applied first to parents accounts of students that are members of GSLC. In the case that there are no students from GSLC , the funds would be applied to the accounts of parents of students that live in the Cedar Park / Leander Community.
CRU Field Staff
As a missionary with Cru, Brian Lanning will work full time on the campus of UNT to reach students with the message of the Gospel. Part of this funding will go to cover the cost of the staff training he received in June and July another portion will go to a financial stewardship conference he will attend in October.
CRU is an evangelical non-denominational Christian ministry for university and college students. Brian Lanning has completed his training and will be serving as a CRU Missionary intern on the campus of Texas Tech. These funds cover two months of expenses for his 12-month internship.
James Lanning is just beginning his biblical and practical training for evangelistic missions. All CRU missionaries throughout this organization are self-funded. These funds will cover a portion of his expenses for the CRU training while continuing his college education.
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OUR MISSION GOAL:
We want people of God to be transformed into disciples who bear witness to Jesus. Jesus calls us to make disciples of all nations, to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth, and to preach the good news of Jesus to all creation. We believe in investing our resources in the making of disciples.
OUR MISSION PHILOSOPHY:
“Live a life that begs the question.” – 1 Pet. 3:15
Biblical Missions are disciples of Jesus making disciples who make disciples who make disciples. It involves sending disciples to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of people. Having no food on the table is a material problem. Your neighbor having no food on their table is a spiritual problem. See the need-meet the need!
OUR MISSION STRATEGY:
To meet the needs of people, we will partner with organizations and individuals who are uniquely designed and gifted to meet specific needs. Te people of Good Shepherd are encouraged to engage in varied missions of their choosing. As an church we believe we need to prioritize our mission efforts as Jesus did: first Local, then National, then International (Acts 1:8).