Mission Moments

Feeding our Faith On Sunday mornings, congregants flood the Madison campus parking lot, eager to get to the week’s worship. Right outside the entrance to greet them is a van and cart, both shrink wrapped to imitate a cartoon cow.  Branded on the side is “The Holy CoW,”...

Where? It’s at the BYFY Community Rummage Sale! On the surface it looks like nothing more than a church rummage sale, another youth fundraiser. But lurking beneath the clothes, housewares, holiday items, toys, books, and who knows what else, lies the real treasure of the BYFY...

Marking time through life- changing moments and rituals Hanging right inside the door of my grandfather’s house hung a wall calendar, the kind you get from a bank or agri-center. There were no appointments or meeting times recorded there, just birthdays and tally marks of different colors....

An interview with Kristin Alworth Pastor Joe: Share a little about your current life and where in the past have you been or are you currently involved at Good Shepherd.   Kristin:  I've been a member of GS since moving to Madison 5 (almost 6) years ago. I...

Running with Perseverance Annette Riess, the youngest child of German immigrants, was born in 1939. Though she was born with a severe visual disability, she was blessed with empowering parents who were committed to raising a strong and independent woman. Blindness impacted her life, but it...

In a night full of good things, here are some moments that stood out as lessons we can carry into the rest of our life together at Good Shepherd. Generosity Begets Generosity At some point during the pie action the high school youth decided to show their...

Getting the word out Good Shepherd Members Nathan & Alyssa Brinkman were interviewed on the WISC-TV morning show to share about the upcoming MobilePack event. You can watch the full interview by clicking the button below! [button size='big_large' style='' text='Watch Video' icon='fa-youtube-play' icon_color='' link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT9PjuEVrqQ' target='_self' color='' hover_color=''...

Dear Thanksgiving Meal Volunteers: Just days ago, you and I touched the lives of many through Good Shepherd’s Community Thanksgiving Meal.  Thank you!  Counting the servings of leftovers offered at meal’s end, we dished up a record shattering 478 plates of food for people!  The food...

Going All-In The trip to Pine Ridge is something that has changed my life forever. Starting out on this trip when I was a junior in high school, I didn't get it. Sure I would help here and there but for the most part, I was...

Rooted in Relationship Nine years ago Good Shepherd started bringing high school youth and their parents (or other significant adults from their life) to serve and learn together at Wings as Eagles Ministry on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Over the years we've taken...

The end of the school year can bring a lot of emotions into the life of a young person – and their family. So as we bring another year to an end, we’re making spaces for our young people to come away from the demands and...