Caring Ministries

Caring Ministries

Good Shepherd’s Caring Ministries encompass an array of groups and services, and encourage others to join our community of faith.

Good Shepherd is a community of faith where both guest and host can feel celebrated. It is a place where the generations mix and match and each person can truly get the sense that his or her life is interesting, remarkable, grace-filled, and worthy of note. Part of what keeps us connected one to another is being sensitive to the God-given gifts of others. It means listening to hear and not to refute; it means showing care rather than judgment.

In this community of faith all are welcome and we strive to create and maintain a hospitable, nurturing place to grow in the faith. In a welcoming space we are encountered by God’s grace as it relates to our own stories and the stories of those we love. Know you are always welcome to be part of the ministry at Good Shepherd. We can honestly say to you, whatever your age, whatever your story, whoever you are….”We’re glad you’re here!”

The Caring Ministries of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are here to enfold and embrace you and your loved ones, as well as to promote caring within and beyond the congregation for the health of all.

Caring Ministries Request

If you or a family member need one of our Caring Ministries please fill out this form.  We’ll contact your to determine what ministry would be best for you.

Prayer Chain

More than two dozen individuals lift up prayer requests every day on the Prayer Chain. For more information, please contact the church office.

Home Communion Ministry

We have many people in our congregation who cannot come to church for a variety of reasons. We feel it is so important that these faithful members stay connected to the family of Good Shepherd, especially through receiving Holy Communion. We have a dedicated and loving team who minister to these members by sharing Communion with them and staying for a visit.

Hospital Visitation Ministry

A stay in the hospital can be a very stressful and sometimes scary time in someone’s life. What a blessing it is to receive a visit from a church member to let them know that we care about them, and are praying for them. We have a team of people who visit members in both Bismarck hospitals Monday through Friday. The commitment to this ministry is very flexible; we have some who visit once a month, others who visit once a week, and others who are only able to visit in the Summer and Fall because they go South for the Winter.


Caring Ministries Training
Coming Soon…

For those who would like to learn more about active, effective, inspiring, oriented and useful communication techniques. These skills will be helpful for the many types of Caring Ministries we are developing at Good Shepherd. Be part of the exciting new ministry opportunities at Good Shepherd. Limit of 10 in class.

Sign up here.


Stephen Ministry

Good Shepherd’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. A Stephen Minister is…A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting; A congregation member with gifts for care giving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role; A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care; A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages; Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there is a need.  Good Shepherd is blessed with an active Stephen Ministry. Click here to explore the Stephen Ministry website to learn more about this incredible ministry.

For more information, please contact Pastor Julie Anderson at julie@goodshepherdbismarck.com or call 701401-4992.