Small Groups

"To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, perfection. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
— Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC

Interested in plugging into a Small Group?

        At Church of the Good Shepherd, we are convinced that Jesus intends for his followers to share and do life together (Acts 4:32-35). If you are not yet participating in one of our Small Groups (also known as “Shepherding Groups”), click here and we’ll get you connected!      

Our vision for Small Groups is to...

  • Meet weekly for friendship, for prayer, and for growth in Christ around Scripture.
  • Gather to perhaps share a meal, pray, hear one another’s “stories”, encourage each other, and spur one another on in faith and good works (Hebrews 10:24).
  • Create a safe place for people to wrestle with and endeavor to bring the grace of the Gospel to their families, work place, neighborhood, and city.

On the 3rd Sundays of the month we recommend our groups participate in our evening “Prayer & Praise " at CGS from 5:00-6:00pm. We’ll join together to sing, pray, hear a short message from the Scriptures, and we’ll celebrate Communion each of these 3rd Sunday evenings.

Groups may also choose their own topic or Scripture study, but please let your Congregational Community’s pastor be a resource and sounding board as you think through options. Pastor Bill James, who broadly overseas small groups, is also happy to help.

Again, if interested in joining a Small Group/Shepherding Group, click here and provide the requested information. Generally speaking, we prioritize two times during the year when we push to incorporate new attendees into groups: at the beginning of the school year (Aug-Sep) and at the beginning of the calendar year (Jan-Feb).

For any further questions, email If your Small Group needs assistance with child care, please click here for potential ways the church might help.