“And the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invited you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” - Matthew 25:37-40
The mission of the Madina Village School is to provide Christian Education to the children of the Madina area and to improve their quality of life through outreach.
Quarterly, Good Shepherd launches Go Days! This is a chance for our congregation to get into our community and make a difference. Whether the project is painting, mowing, or stuffing envelopes for a non-profit, the object is to connect with our community and show the God's love to others.
Good Shepherd partners with Associated Churches in two capacities:
1. Rising Stars - The Associated Churches’ staff is responsible for working with local schools to help assess the needs of students. Connectors then communicate with local churches to see how their missions and visions can possibly match area schools. Currently, Good Shepherd is paired with Glenwood Park Elementary and St. Joseph Central Elementary Schools.
2. Food Bank - Members and friends are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Associated Churches Food Pantry. Items are accepted at any time and may be placed in the carts located at the entryways of the church.
rescue mission & charis house
Good Shepherd organizes a monthly service for the men of the Rescue Mission. Throughout the month of December, Good Shepherd collects sweatshirts for men at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.
The women and children’s division of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is Charis House. They provide a safe place and resources for women and children in times of crisis. Monetary donations are also accepted to support this outreach. Good Shepherd also has cabinets located outside Raasch Hall where items for woman and children can be dropped off.
Good Shepherd hosts three blood drives a year: one in spring, one in late summer and one around Christmas. It is important we give blood; one donation can save up to three lives.