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.
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Wednesday Evenings “Summer Gathering”
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
at the Executive Surf Club
Join the Rev. Philip May on Wednesday evenings this summer at the Executive Surf Club for fellowship and discussion. Everyone’s welcome!
The Good Shepherd’s Corner Resale Shop and Job Training Program
Located at 1809 S. Alameda (at Six Points)
Follow them on Instagram @goodshepherdscorn
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday
Closed on the third Saturday of the month and on Sundays
What’s happening at the Corner today is an important story to tell. The story began in 1971, when a group of Good Shepherd ladies, including our own Ruth Welch, founded the Corner, a Christian social enterprise serving the community. Their purpose, much as it is today, was to offer high quality resale items to those families unable to shop at regular retail stores, to provide consignment income to families and to offer volunteer and fellowship opportunities. Through the dedication of the many volunteers over the years, the Corner has had a great impact on the community with the many grants that have been given. A few of the recipients receiving funds from the Corner include, the Boy Scouts, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, Food Bank, Metro Ministries, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Wind Mind Ministries Sports Camp, and the Church.
In 2016, the Corner added a new venture to their Mission Statement to include a paid job-training program for sheltered women. The Acacia Job Training Program focuses on sales, customer service and business skills to prepare women for living-wage jobs to be able to support themselves and their families. The Acacia Job Program is a bridge between job skills training and full employment. The program addresses not only business skills, but it also seeks to be a part of the healing of the whole person. These women are individuals recommended to the Corner by their case managers and interviewed by them.
The Corner greatly appreciates the support our Parish gives each year through donations given and consignments placed with them. As they fully enter into their new mission venture, we hope you will continue your wonderful support.
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2018 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 2018, 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