Missions and Ministries

Calling and Caring
This committee focuses on pastoral care to those in times of life change. Open to all, they meet every other month on Tuesday afternoon. One main pastoral support has been a ministry of making bibs for new babies in the church community, and delivering them to the new parents with love. They also concentrate their pastoral visits on those older adults who are not able to be a regular part of church worship services.  Lay Leader: Marcia Guilbert

Care for Creation
Grounded in our understanding of creation as the work of God, this ministry is working to make the Good Shepherd community mindful of the need to care for our environment. Participants are actively engaged with education and with projects that will help the Good Shepherd campus develop sustainable practices, modeling a responsible, “green” approach to the world around us.

Family Promise (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network)
Good Shepherd is part of Family Promise’s Chattanooga area network of more than 20 churches that provide homes for 4 weeks a year in their church buildings for families who are temporarily without housing. Everyone can have a place in this ministry of hospitality as “entertaining angels, unaware”. Click here to learn more about Family Promise

Click here to view the Volunteer Chart February 23-March 2, 2014

Click here to sign up to volunteer with Family Promise

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Haiti
The focus of Good Shepherd’s international outreach has long included the people of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, located on America’s doorstep. In the 1990’s, The Diocese of Haiti was a companion Diocese to ours, and there was great interest in developing programs to support the Haitian people. In 1995, two programs connected to Good Shepherd began in Haiti—a school construction project and a children’s nutrition program. Parishioners from Good Shepherd, as well as other churches in the area, take several trips each year to Haiti to help with medical clinics.

Click here to learn more about our Haiti ministry.

Missions and Ministries
Mission efforts in our community include ministries for the homeless, camps for inner-city children, Habitat for Humanity, Chattanooga Food Bank, and the Grateful Gobbler’s Walk on Thanksgiving Day. Lay Leader: Martha Westbrook

Missions and Ministries
This ministry is designed to help those parishioners who, for any reason, need a ride to church, appointments, or any other local destination. Drivers are needed to help in this effort. Lay Leader: Snooks Holley

Family Promise (formerly Interfaith Homeless Network)

“When was it, Lord, that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you?”

Since 2001 Good Shepherd has been privileged to be a part of Family Promise’s network of more than 20 churches that provide homes for 4 weeks a year (one week per quarter) in their church buildings for families who are temporarily without housing.

Everyone – families and singles, young and old, can have a place in this ministry of hospitality as “entertaining angels, unaware.” All you need to bring is a caring heart and a warm smile. To volunteer for Family Promise, please submit the form below. Someone will respond to your inquiry soon.

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