Pastoral Care

Christ said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.” Here at the Church of the Good Shepherd, we believe in taking care of one another. Whatever difficulties may come your way, we want to be there encourage and support you in any way we can.

Pastoral Care is an everyday matter at Church of the Good Shepherd. Many people in our parish support each other by visiting one another in difficult times, or by providing meals to those who are celebrating the birth of a baby or grieving a lost loved one. We celebrate birthday Sunday once a month, with birthday cake in the parlor, and pray a blessing each week for those who are celebrating another year of life. After they have adorned the altar on Sunday, we take altar flowers to those in the hospital. We welcome guests to our church with gift bags and smiles. 

Our clergy provide opportunities for spiritual healing and growth with Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction. 


Pastoral Counseling

Our clergy are here for your encouragement and support! If you are going through a difficult emotional, mental, or spiritual crisis, please contact us. Please note that pastoral counseling is intended for spiritual counsel and is not intended to replace professional psychological care. Our clergy will meet with any individual up to three times. If an issue cannot approach resolution in three meetings, the parishioner will be referred to a professional counselor or psychologist.


Spiritual Direction

If pastoral counseling can be likened to the spiritual “emergency room,” then spiritual direction is more like having a physical trainer! In pastoral counseling, we patch up spiritual injuries; in spiritual direction, we receive training and guidance from a trained practitioner to help us avoid spiritual injuries in the first place.

If you are interested in getting spiritually “buff,” please contact us. We can help you analyze your spiritual life and give you a spiritual regimen that works for you, with a focus on different methods and tools in Christian prayer, meditation, and service.