Programs & Ministries
Journey with Christ
Journey with Christ is a process of forming faith and welcoming people into our community of disciples.
Journey with Christ provides a rich opportunity for growing deeper with your faith.
Old Testament prophets often promise that, by God’s life-giving power, lush vegetation will grow even in the dirt. We believe that God’s passionate desire for people is that we be growing: in maturity, in relationship with God, in relationship with people. Journey with Christ offers the opportunity to engage in this spiritual growth and discover how we experience God’s grace in our lives.
Designed for anyone seeking a more profound relationship with God and the Lutheran tradition, this ministry invites candidates into a process that will take them through the seasons of the church while exploring the mysteries of the gospel together. This may be especially valuable for adults new (or newly returned) to Christian discipleship, including those adults who wish to be baptized. Through large presentations and small group discussions, you will discover what faith means to you and how we live out our baptismal promises. This journey provides time and opportunities for roots to sink deeper, and for people to experience abundant growth in their faith.
Journey with Christ introduces candidates to the congregation and asks Good Shepherd disciples to pray for those making this journey. At important points along the way, journeyers will again be brought before the congregation in public liturgy and prayer. Journey with Christ asks fellow Good Shepherd members to serve as sponsors for these candidates. Sponsors will pray for the candidates, participate with them throughout the process (worship, weekly group sessions, one-on-one time), and introduce them to the people and ministries of Good Shepherd. Sponsors also will get to feel the amazing power of spiritual growth as they join the journeyers in prayer and discernment.
Join us on our Journey with Christ, all are welcome!