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 gives local and global missions contributions of time, talents, and fiscal support.  Some of the organizations Good Shepherd reaches include: 


  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 Preschool.
  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 the church has also provided Christmas gifts to kids in the program. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Foster Love Project - For the past 6 years, Good Shepherd's Youth have gathered donations and put together placement bags at Christmas time for the Foster Love Project.  
  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.