Do Ministry Grow Spiritually

Welcome Statement

As we at Good Shepherd seek to live out our mission to Follow Christ, Grow in Faith, and Share God’s Love, we affirm that every person has worth, is unique and made in the image of God.

Since it is together that we best reflect God’s abundant grace and love, we affirm that all are welcome here: people of all races, ethnicities and cultures; all gender identities and sexual orientations: every marital status and family configuration; all levels of physical and mental ability; and every economic status and age.

Please join us in our mission and share fully in the communal life of this congregation through worship, fellowship and leadership; and through all the rites and sacraments we celebrate together.

We are glad you’re here! You belong.

Our Mission

“Following Christ, Growing in Faith, Sharing God’s Love”

Our Vision

“Guided by God’s Grace, and with a longing to grow our faith, we will be the church that helps people make a difference in our local communities, in the world, and in our congregation.”

Our Values

  • Strive to welcome all
  • Relevant Worship
  • Encouraging members to use gifts to do ministry
  • Serving our neighbors both in our congregation and out in the world
  • Helping people grow spiritually wherever they are in their faith journey
  • Creating a caring and  joyful community

Our Affiliation


GSLC is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  We are part of the Eastern Missouri Conference within the Central States Synod of the ELCA. The ELCA is a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world. Learn more about what we believe at