If you are visiting our website for the first time, Welcome! the Church of the Good Shepherd is a thriving, downtown church with a rich history and vibrant ministry today. Having served Corpus Christi and South Texas for over 150 years, we continue to change lives by sharing Christ in our community and among our neighbors. The Church of the Good Shepherd is an energetic and enthusiastic congregation of believers, who welcomes you to join us in our worship, our study and fellowship, and mission outreach to the city, state, country and the world. We invite you to learn more about us by exploring this site, and of course by visiting us in person. Our prayer is that in joining us, you will grow in your faith in God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, while experiencing God’s Spirit through authentic fellowship. For more information, click on Explore Good Shepherd.
Wednesdays in Lent
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
General Adult Class led by Rev. Milton Black in Munds Hall Auditorium
Parents & Young Adult Class led by Rev. Philip May in Dobbins Hall Adult Classroom
Martyred by the Gestapo near the end of World War II for plotting to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer left a legacy of writings that has become a prized testimony of faith and courage for Christians around the world. Life Together is his inspiring account of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany.
Like the Apostle Paul, Bonhoeffer gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is taught in simple words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.
“The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and his work become the one and only thing that is vital between us. We have one another only through Christ, but through Christ we do have one another, wholly, for eternity.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Wednesday Evening Class
Spring Women’s Retreat 2017
“Becoming One” God’s Big Idea to Bring Peace and Healing to our Fractured Lives
Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29
Mustang Island Conference Center
Elizabeth Black will be our speaker and leader for our Spring Women’s Retreat at the beautiful, island retreat, Mustang Island Conference Center. She will speak on “Becoming One” – God’s Big Idea to Bring Peace and Healing to our Fractured Lives. Most of us live disjointed lives, often at odds with God, ourselves and others. We can lose a sense of ourselves in our attempts to hold all the pieces together – juggling dreams, managing responsibilities, all in the context of our complicated relationships. Discover how God desires to draw us to Himself so that we can become fully ourselves, and live connected, peaceful lives with those around us. Come learn how God’s holiness is meant to be the source of our “wholeness.” Elizabeth is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Bible Study teacher, and the author of the book Hand in Hand, Walking with the Psalms through Loneliness. She is married to the Rev. Milton Black. Linda Pate will host this event for women of all ages.
This is a wonderful weekend of relaxation, inspiration, fellowship and delicious food! All of your meals will be provided: dinner Friday night and breakfast and lunch Saturday. You may want to bring an extra pillow. You can choose between a single room for one person ($185) or come with a friend and share a double room ($150). Treat yourself to a trip to the island for a wonderful short weekend.
2017 Pledge Cards are now being accepted in the Church Office.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Commitment Sunday by bringing forth your pledge card and placing it on the altar. It was a beautifully sacramental action showing your dedication to God.
If you have not returned your pledge card for 2017, it is not too late. Cards can be mailed to the Church, placed in the Sunday offertory plate or pledges can be made online at cotgs.org. If you need another card, you can pick one up at the Church Office or in the pew rack in Church on Sunday.
It is not about the amount, it is about your commitment.
Please mail or bring your pledge cards to:
Church of the Good Shepherd
700 S. Upper Broadway
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity.” ~2 Corinthians 9:11