Serving Others

In our baptism, God receives us as God’s children and we are sent to do God’s work in the world — sometimes just down the street, sometimes across town, sometimes in another country. 

Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We work with our brothers and sisters in Christ to serve in a variety of ways. In each case, we partner with already-established organizations with on-going ministries to part of our society. Join in just once or on an ongoing basis.

Feeding our brothers and sisters

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. As an affiliated congregation, Good Shepherd's members can be a voice for the hungry, writing letters and emails and tweets to senators and representatives about pending legislative action. Learn more.

We work in the food shelf the first Saturday of each month. Want to help?

On Food Shelf Sunday, we collect non-perishable food items. 

Prepare and serve a hearty meal to people in South Minneapolis. Volunteer today.

Deliver hot food to people who are homebound. Learn more.

Hosting families

Two weeks each year, we host families experiencing homelessness. Read more.

Repairing homes

Volunteers repair and rebuild homes on the North side. No construction experience required. Join us!

High School and Middle School youth travel on week-long mission experiences. See what's on tap next summer.

Being a friend

Join a short visit to this home of four profoundly disabled adults. Meet someone new.

We mentor a Somali family by providing support and encouragement in this great time of change. Learn more.

Good Shepherd supports the ministry of Lutheran Social Services to reach out to young people living on the street. Read more.

Good Shepherd has  along history with this important service organization on the North side. Learn more.

Make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Read more.

Good Shepherd volunteers have been reading with students at Lake Harriet School for over a decade, through Rocking Readers. Learn more.

Young Adults 18-29 interested in serving the world through a year long mission position through the ELCA. Learn more.