Posts by Glenn Jordan

Posts by Glenn Jordan

Know Who You Are Not

If you are in Christ, you are not who you were. You have been chosen by God into the family of God. Mercy has made you new. As John Newton, a slavetrader turned pastor, once wrote, “I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God…

Songs of the Season!

Save this Date:   Sunday, Dec 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. CGS will be hosting “Songs of the Season: Half Spent Was the Night”!   Come join us in the sanctuary at CGS for a wonderful, warm introit to the Christmas season!   Stay tuned for further details, but make a point to reserve space on your own calendar now, and begin alerting your friends and family about this upcoming opportunity!

Community Group Seminar with Brad House

Brad House (author of the book “Community”) will be sharing with CGS on Friday, Nov 9 and Saturday November 10.  He will be helping us re-imagine what Gospel-centered community looks like, and will provide practical training for growing and multiplying healthy community groups.  Brad is executive pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY,  and a friend of Mark Whipple.   Friday night November 9 (7-9 p.m.) is designed for our entire congregation.  On Saturday morning November 10 (from 0900-1200, preceded…

Seminars

One New Humanity: A New Global Purpose with Richard Pratt February 10, 2019: Joint Sunday Morning Class with Richard Pratt “Why Do We Exist?”- Sermon by Richard Pratt Sunday Evening Discussion with Richard Pratt One New Humanity: A New Community with Irwyn Ince & Sean Lucas February 1, 2019: Friday Night Seminar February 3, 2019: Joint SMC with Irwyn Ince & Sean Lucas (Audio) Joint SMC PowerPoint “Lost Legacies” by Sean Lucas “Live & Help Live”- Sermon by Irwyn Ince…

Credits

SVG pattern from Steve Schoger (http://www.heropatterns.com/), licensed under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Congregational Worship

Our extended family of believers gather every Sunday morning at 10:45 to worship together. God is the sole object of our worship, because only He is Worthy … Worthy is the Lamb who was slain… Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever ! (Revelation 5:12-13) We at CGS come into God’s presence with a spirit of humility, acknowledging our personal brokenness, our failings, and our context: Hurting. Divorced.…

Give: Donate

As a major ongoing expression of faithfulness, CGS provides direct support to many individual overseas workers and their families who are deployed beyond our national borders. We also support a half-dozen other international missions organizations (Acts 1:6-8; Luke 10: 25-37), and we underwrite special projects around the globe on a case-by-case basis. Dollars equivalent to approximately 50% of our disposable general congregational giving (after deducting our fixed yearly obligations) are directed outside the United States each year to support these…

Go: Short Term Missions

As an extension of our global missions efforts, CGS annually sends out “Short Term Missions” teams (STM teams) – groups of people from our congregation – to partner with our long-term missionaries and serve with them in the towns, cities, villages, and regions where they live and work. Sending these teams is a great way for CGS members and our Global Outreach Team to see and experience, first-hand, this very critical extension of our ministry. Our short-term teams consist of…

Pray: Overseas Partners

We have over 20 partners working on producing true and maturing followers of the Real Jesus all over the world! These partners are both organizations and individuals. Some are right here in the Research Triangle and others are on the other side of the globe. It is our desire to encourage and support these global partners financially, by prayer, encouragement and other very tangible ways. Take time to review who our partners are, where they are and what they are…

Audio Visual Team

These volunteers work behind the scenes to make our Sunday worship service heard and seen. Sound, lights, and projection are wonderful areas for musicians and non-musicians to be involved in the nuts and bolts of the worship service. Even if you have no background in these areas we are happy to help train you up! Contact Matt McClure (Director of Music Ministry)

Children’s Choir

There are three choirs for young people to participate in at CGS. The goal of all of these choirs is to learn how to praise God with their voices and to enrich their musical education. Kindergarteners and first graders, led by Matt McClure, get an introduction to the basic fundamentals of singing, learn simple songs, and have lots of fun! Second graders and up continue their music education with Ashley Treible, spending more time learning how to sing in a choir (but…

Adult Choir

This is a mixed chorale which rehearses on Wednesday night at 7:00. The group is mainly comprised of adults and teens who have some experience in choral singing with at least a limited ability to read music. They sing about once a month in worship. No audition is required. Contact Matt McClure (Director of Music Ministry)

Sunday Morning Music

Praise Team These musicians lead congregational singing which is accompanied by guitars, piano, percussion, and keyboard. This group typically rehearses on Sunday morning for about an hour. We normally have an informal “audition” of the people interested in this team. Hymns This group of musicians leads the traditional hymnody present in most of our worship services and includes piano, singers, winds and string instrumentalists. They rehearse at 9:00 on Sunday morning. Contact Matt McClure (Director of Music Ministry)

New Here

Our invitation at Church of the Good Shepherd is that you would join us in knowing and making known the Real Jesus, for Real People, in and for the Real World. Sunday Mornings We gather for worship together in our sanctuary every Sunday morning at 10:45. Preceding the service, we offer a variety of educational opportunities in our Sunday Morning Classes, which convene at 9:30 and are open to all – visitors and members alike! Location + Parking Our church is…

Care Ministry

Mentoring Life is full of transitions, isn’t it? Are you in the midst of one? Would you like a trustworthy, godly woman to walk with you as you navigate this phase of your journey? If you are interested in ways to connect in relationship with other women, such as through one-on-one mentoring, or through a small group that gathers around a common interest, please contact Diane Jacob. Professional Counseling If you find you are in a place where something a…

Life on Life

Are you looking for a way to get to know some other CGS women and enjoy encouraging fellowship? Would you like to enjoy a walk or study a book with others? Please contact directly the coordinator listed after each group if you would like to join or if you want more information. Spaces are limited in some groups, so sign up soon! 1) Multi-Generational Walking Club: meeting twice monthly on Saturdays to walk and pray on the Tobacco Trail (see…

Women’s Fellowship Events

Fellowship Series Called to More: A New and Living Hope We all have hopes-for happiness, good health, job security, marriage, children, friendships, . . . Many times, these hopes cross over into a place of demands, and the result ends up leaving us with only crushed hopes, wondering what went wrong. The disciple Peter tells us that we have been “Born again to a living hope” because of Jesus. What does that mean when everything else around us woos us…

Bible Studies

Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study: 9:30-11:30am September 2019 through April 2020 Join us as we study the book of Exodus, which recounts how God brought Israel, his treasured possession, out of slavery and into freedom. We will follow Israel’s journey through the Red Sea, across the wilderness, and eventually to Mount Sinai—rediscovering the glory of the God who rescues and redeems sinners, even in the midst of their unfaithfulness. Through miraculous deliverance and covenant law, the Redeemer is revealed!  This in-depth bible…