Who We Are

Called by our Savior Jesus the Christ, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that is a welcoming and accepting community where all people are welcome to receive God’s love, mercy and salvation. All are children of God, loved and accepted by God and this community of faith just as we are. Come and experience God’s love, share in the joy of God’s grace and learn of the hope that has been given in Jesus, God’s Son. (Romans15:17, Galatians 3:28, Mark 9:37)Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a protestant congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Located in Bismarck, N.D., we offer innovative worship styles, youth programming, and more.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church welcomes you to join our faith journey where we share life in its entirety. We believe all people are created in the image of God and through Christ; we are offered God’s love, grace, and forgiveness. We accept all people regardless of human condition or circumstance. To you, we extend a special welcome as brothers and sisters in the family of God.

Those not accustomed to a large congregation will find a worship service at which to feel comfortable and welcome. Bring a friend and come spend time with Good Shepherd.

Additional Information About Worship

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third weekends unless otherwise indicated. Holy Communion is celebrated every week at The Well and Wednesday Night Worship. All baptized persons are invited to receive the bread and the wine. Children are always welcome to be a part of worship. Parents with children up to four years of age are welcome to use the nursery.

Large-print worship resources and hearing-assistance devices are available.

Worship is broadcast weekly on Dakota Media Access Channel 12/612 at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Sermon Recordings are available on iTunes as a podcast. Sermon videos are located on Good Shepherd’s YouTube page and the Watch Online page at www.goodshepherdbismarck.com.

Join Good Shepherd

If you would like to become a member of Good Shepherd, please fill out the new member form (must be downloaded to submit). If you would prefer to submit the form electronically, please fill it out, save it to your computer, and then attach the document to an e-mail addressed to goodshepherd@goodshepherdbismarck.com

Our History

To meet the spiritual needs of a growing population in Bismarck, North Dakota, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church was formed by the Mission Board of the American Lutheran Church (ALC) to have another ALC church. At the time, 1960, there was only one other ALC church (Faith Lutheran) and 2 ELC (Evangelical Lutheran Church) churches (Trinity Lutheran and Church of the Cross). Work was begun in the summer of 1960. On June 1, 1960, the Mission Board called Pastor Robert Lynne from his parish in Mott, ND to be the mission pastor. When Pastor Lynne and his family arrived on October 4, construction of the church was underway. Pastor Lynne was called to gather “a flock” to organize the mission church.

For More Information, Please Visit These Links

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Western North Dakota Synod Website