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Who We Are

Invitation to Belong

We are a unique Christian congregation. Not narrow-minded or doctrinaire in our approach, we are proud of our Lutheran heritage and our denominational community, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are open to all kinds of people, and we welcome (and debate!) a variety of ideas and approaches to faith.

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We gladly work together with other "brands" of Christians, and with non-Christian people of faith and good will. We serve the poor...and we pray. We have fun and play together...and we take very seriously our call to follow Jesus. It's hard to pigeon-hole us.

When visiting a church, or even after attending for a while, people often wonder, “Is this where I belong?” In your experience of this website and our in-the-flesh church, we hope you can answer YES!

Yes, you can belong at Good Shepherd if you are:

  • Young, old, or somewhere in between
  • Curious about Christian faith, or a lifelong follower of Jesus
  • Long established in Reno, new in town, or just passing through
  • You can belong here If you want to:

  • Participate in a thriving, faithful church with a diversity of backgrounds, opinions, and ages
  • Experience inspiring worship where the Holy Spirit is present
  • Join others in serving people of the Truckee Meadows, especially the poor
  • Learn more about God and Christian tradition in challenging classes and small groups
  • You can belong here if you are willing to:

  • Get to know and build relationships with other Christians and seekers
  • Have an open heart and mind to the way God’s Spirit moves among us and in the world
  • Explore how Jesus is present in your life and in this community
  • We look forward to talking with you individually about who you are and what you are seeking, and helping you belong at Good Shepherd.

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