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Pastoral Care

Spiritual Guidance and Counseling


And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ …

~ Ephesians 4:11


Contact Father Michael if you are in need of spiritual guidance, counseling, or a referral for outside help.


Meal Trains


He took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them, and broke them and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. Everyone ate until they were full, and the disciples filled twelve baskets with the leftovers.

~ Luke 9:16-17


Using the “Meal Train” website (https://www.mealtrain.com/) church members organize and participate in meal preparation and delivery to those who have had a baby, illness, surgery, or a recent loss.


Prayer Team


Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

~Jeremiah 29:12


Prayer is the foundation of our relationship with God. It is how we communicate with Him and strengthen our reliance upon Him.  Our prayer team will pray with you and for you.  In addition to using various prayers during mass, we also guide and encourage church members to make prayer a part of their everyday lives outside of church.

Healing & Wholeness


  • 12 Step Meetings

At Good Shepherd we believe “there is a solution” (from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous). We host a variety of 12-Step Recovery meetings for men and women.  Check out our church calendar for meeting times.


  • Bible Study

Bible Studies at Good Shepherd have included using texts and videos such as Rooted (Mariners Church); Jesus Among Secular Gods, with Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale; Experiencing God by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King; Ephesians (For Everyone Bible Study Guide) by NT Wright; The Parables of  Jesus with Kenneth Bailey; When God’s Spirit Moves with Jim Cymbala. Check out the church calendar for updates.  Contact us if you are interested in joining an upcoming Bible Study group,


  • DivorceCare

DivorceCare (https://www.divorcecare.org/) is a 13-week Christian-centered seminar/support group for those facing separation and divorce.  DivorceCare is facilitated by caring people who have been right where you are.  Good Shepherd hosts DivorceCare groups periodically.  Contact us if you have a need in this area.


  • One-Way Relationships/Codependency Workshops

Using the One-Way Relationships Workbook by Alfred H. Ellis, Father Michael and others who have completed the program conduct codependency workshops and individual/couple’s sessions. Contact us if you are interested.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Conducted by a psychiatric nurse who specialized in treating trauma patients, a 12-week CBT course is available.  Contact us if you are interested.


  • Financial Peace

God wants us to share in His abundance and joy.  Following the teachings of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, we offer workshops periodically to help you allow God to take control of your finances, plan for your future, and transform your life.  You may also contact us if you are in need of professional guidance or a referral.