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Connectional: It’s all about connecting with other people! We place a high value on being in relationship with one another, learning to give and receive love. We work hard at providing a hospitable atmosphere for our regular attenders as well as visiting guests.
Intergenerational: We are very intentional about making connections across the generations. Although, age-specific groups have their place, we love to worship together as a whole church family. We are working very deliberately to make the worship service more engaging for young children. We have activity bags to keep their hands busy, we often incorporate actions into some of the worship songs and we try to use visual aids in the sermons.
Multicultural: We desire that our faith community represent the multicultural nature of the wider Joliet-area community. To that end, we offer ESL classes, organize quarterly multicultural dinners, and have all of our worship lyrics printed in English and Spanish.
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Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm for those wishing to become conversationally fluent in English.
Clases para aprender ingles van a reunirse cada lunes y miércoles
de 7:00 hasta 8:30 pm.
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Sparks meets Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm for Children in grades K-6th grade. The evening consists of fun and unique games, energetic worship songs, an interactive Bible story and small group conversations.
The faith community at Church of the Good Shepherd is best described as a family. We love to gather together to sing, pray, laugh, cry, share, serve and of course, eat! Here is a list of a few of the times we gather as a church family.