MISSION OUTREACH


“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

– 1 Peter 4:10

 

Jesus tells us to serve others, and Good Shepherd seeks to serve in various capacities.


Good Shepherd reaches out to the local community and to global missions in various ways.  


  1. Pittsburgh’s South Hills Nepalese Community - Pittsburgh is a designated location for the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program. Ethnic Nepali's have been locating primarily in the South Hills neighborhoods.  Many of the Nepali children attend Good Shepherd Christian PreschoolGood Shepherd also supports Himalayan Foundation USA by serving as a location for music and ASL classes for the Nepalese. 
  2. Unity Lutheran Church (Homewood) - Unity provides an after school children's outreach ministry to the community.  Good Shepherd members have donated their time to this after school program and provided Christmas gifts to kids in the program, and the church has provided financial support. 
  3. Light of Life Ministries (Pittsburgh) - Light of Life provides support in a variety of ways to homeless men, women, and children of Pittsburgh, and Good Shepherd supports their Christian mission financially and with physical donations as needed.
  4. Sonshine Community Ministries - The Sonshine Kitchen began in response to the collapse of the steel industry.  Good Shepherd members regularly volunteered their time to prepare bags of food at the Kitchen.  Over the years, what began as a soup kitchen has evolved into a place of hope and relationship building in a community.
  5. Clover Leaf Food Bank - The Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program (CAEAP) provides a food pantry distribution every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Good Shepherd maintains collection boxes for the Clover Leaf Food Bank year round.  Good Shepherd Christian Preschool students bring food donations to weekly chapel services.
  6. Pastor Naumann’s Asia Ministry - Pastor Naumann works with local church leaders to train new pastors. He is also providing continued education for pastors already serving the Church in Southeast Asia.