Long-Range Improvement Plan

Long Range Planning Timeline

Long-Range Improvement Plan


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (GSLC) was originally built in the summer of 1960. Additions and renovations took place in 1967, 1994 and 2004.  The last facility study and master plan was completed during the Lynne Center addition and east parking lot construction in 1994. The 1967 sanctuary was built for a congregation size of 1,200 members. Currently, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has a congregation of over 3,600 and growing with six weekly worship services. When asked if the current facility and site will meet the mission and vision of GSLC in the next 5-10 years, over 50% of the respondents said no.  In an effort to determine what improvements and possible expansions are needed, Church Council has spent the past two years looking at the existing facilities, compiling a needs assessment, conducting a congregational and pastors/staff survey, and creating some options for improvements and expansions over the next 5-10 years and beyond.

Church Council and LRFP Committee leadership are committed to an open process and Spirit-filled
conversation as we move forward. Please reach out to any Church Council or LRFP Committee
member if you have questions or would like to have further conversation.

Committee Members

Jason Tomanek, Chair, jason.tomanek@hotmail.com
Shawn Deisz, home@smdeisz.com
Dr. Brian Jesperson, drj@jespersonortho.com
David Sagsveen, dsagsveen@gmail.com
Dick Espeland, dickespeland@bis.midco.net
Wendy Anderson-Berg, wendyaberg@gmail.com
Pastor Craig, craig@goodshepherdbismarck.com