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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More information about the Champaign-Urbana community.

Adult Fellowship

ZOOM Discussion – Wednesdays at 7 pm – Our discussion about racial justice and white supremacy continues. Meeting ID: 88177730897 Just as God has joined us to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in baptism, we are also joined to each other. In Christ none of us lives in isolation from others. Jesus is… Continue reading Adult Fellowship

Youth & Family

Throughout July we’ll remember our baptism as we learn Bible stories about God’s gift of water! Find out more… 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. Growing up… Continue reading Youth & Family

Nativity Events

2020 Even in a pandemic year we can still celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. December 6 @ 3pm, Good Shepherd’s annual Live Nativity will be celebrated as a drive-thru event complete with live animals, actors, and the story of the miraculous birth. The annual Nativity Walk will be going virtual this year with the… Continue reading Nativity Events