Christ has freed us from sin and death, even from ourselves, so that we can live as ministers of reconciliation in loving and generous service of our neighbors (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). In Jesus Christ, all of life – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

Freed by the transformative life of Christ, we support ELCA members as they give themselves freely in transforming service with the neighbor. Through a wide range of daily vocations and ministries, we nurture faith, build alliances and gather resources for a healed, reconciled and just world. As church together, we faithfully strive to participate in God’s reconciling work, which prioritizes disenfranchised, vulnerable and displaced people in our communities and the world. We discover and explore our vocations in relation to God through education and moral deliberation. We bear witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ through dialogue and collaboration with ecumenical partners and with other faiths. In all these ministries, God’s generosity flows through us into the life of the world.

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Youth & Family

At GSLC we strive to nurture youth from birth through high school both with traditional rituals like baptism and confirmation discipleship, to celebrating milestones such as honoring our new drivers and high school graduates. Check out our weekly lessons and activities for K-6th graders! Growing up Lutheran Baptism Third Grade Bibles First Communion Sixth Grade… Continue reading Youth & Family

Adult Fellowship

Adult fellowship can be an important part of building community. We offer a number of different ways for adults to get to know each other and grow in their spiritual lives. Adult Forum is held during the Sunday School hour. Topics vary from Bible Studies to current event topics. During the week many meet regularly… Continue reading Adult Fellowship

Nativity Events

As part of our annual Christmas celebrations Good Shepherd Lutheran Church puts on a number of special events that are open to all in the Champaign Urbana area.