WHY WE EXIST

 

We exist for a ton of many different reasons. We would like to share a few with you below. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Thanks so much!


We believe that God has a very specific plan for us.  God will bless us beyond our imaginations as we follow the Lord's plan.  In fact, God already has!

 

  • To worship our Lord. God looks out for us 24/7/365. It is right to give God thanks and praise.

  • To spread the good news of God's love to all.

  • To serve in our local communities. Just about every community has people who need help. We exist to reach those people.

  • To bring hope and love to the people in our area. We want them to know that they are not alone, and there is someone who wants to help.

  • To reach the unchurched. We understand we are a part of a larger body. We want to do our part to grow the kindgom of God.


MISSION & VISION

FOCUS ON THE WORD

The Bible is the blueprint on how we should live our lives. We strongly believe that if we follow the Word that we will grow stronger as a community, and closer to God. We rely heavily on what the Bible says so that we may not stray from the path that God has set before us.

FOCUS ON GOD

God is with us 24/7/365.  It is our duty and our delight as disciples of Christ to put God first in our lives and to love God and our neighbor. Yes, we all fall short of the glory of God, but as God's children we are granted grace and are then able to work for our neighbors.

FOCUS ON EACH OTHER

As we love one another we grow stronger as a community of believers. We know that engaging in fellowship is a very important tool that God calls for us to do as often as possible. God blesses us as we extend grace to all in Christ's name.



WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that Jesus was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and sacrificed Himself to be punished in substitution for sinners.  By the blood on the cross and the resurrection from the dead, Jesus obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting.  Jesus was raised bodily and ascended to the right hand of the God the First Person.  Jesus will return to the earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom.



A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

Welcome, grace, and peace to you from our Triune God.

I would like to give you thanks for taking the time to explore what we are about here at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Conneaut, OH.  We are a bunch of different people from multiple backgrounds and different experiences who come together to worship God.  We welcome all people to worship with us, to be part of our Sunday School, and to be part of our community.

As the pastor, I will never refuse a person at the table of Christ and the scripture of God's Word.  Jesus says, "'Come to me, all that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light'" (Matthew 11:28-30, NRSV).  Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we all are His flock.  We welcome you into the flock of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where our people are gentle and humble in heart, where Jesus will take your heavy burdens and give you rest.

I and the people of Good Shepherd look forward to meeting you and getting to know who you are.

Peace be upon you.

The Rev. Joshua Krenz, Pastor




OUR HISTORY

1962 - Faith Lutheran and Grace Lutheran made the decision to join as one congregation and build a new church facility


1963 - The people of the new Good Shepherd Lutheran Church worshipped together for the first time


2007 - The chancel area of the nave was restructured to allow for flexibility of worship styles and use of space


2010 - A new education wing was added in order to accomodate the growing congregation