Good Shepherd believes from the very beginning, before we were a glint in our parents’ eye, God knew us and claimed us as ‘beloved Children of God’. The Church makes visible this promise in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and then commits to nurturing and strengthening it throughout our lives at worship around the Communion table and through Christian education and fellowship.
We are creating a faith community, with all the generations of God’s children together walking side by side to experience God’s grace, love and forgiveness in order to create and pass on common traditions with the greatest generation – the one that is to come.
We consider that “faith is not something that develops in a vacuum. Having faith, understanding faith, exploring faith and questioning faith are not solo activities. These things are meant to be done with others who are on the same journey or looking for the same journey. These things are meant to be done with people older than us, the same age as us, and younger than us. These things are meant to be done with people who look, think, and live differently than we do.”
(Postmodern Children’s Ministry by Ivy Beckwith)