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.
Once North Carolina’s current COVID-19 concerns have abated further, our CGS family hopes — in God’s Providence — to resume our former weekly rhythms. So we have left most of our webpages intact (even though the physical gatherings described have been temporarily altered or suspended), to provide you with historical context…
Please visit our Welcome page to obtain the most current information on our Sunday worship opportunities as they presently exist…
And then please browse thru the descriptions below — and thru our other webpages — in order to appreciate the richness and warmth of the full-orbed worship and gatherings to which we trust we will be returning:
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 situated approximately halfway between Duke University in Durham (4 miles) and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (7 miles). We are easy to find, and parking is ample and free!
Our address is:Church of the Good Shepherd
3741 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707
Wherever you may be located within the greater Durham-Chapel Hill area, we are close to you — Come worship with us!
What To Expect Inside
We hope you’ll find our worship service to be joyous and reverentially God-centered. We sing together, read Scripture together, pray together, and listen together to pastoral preaching. Our music style is blended, ranging from acoustic instrumentation and percussion to strings and brass. We sing ancient hymns and contemporary praise songs. We attempt to worship without pretense — whether with respect to our outward attire or our inner brokenness — and we invite you to join us in that same spirit !
Caring For Your Kids
Ages 12 weeks – 2 years are accommodated throughout the morning (both the 9:30 Sunday Morning Classes hour and the 10:45 worship service) in the nursery.
Sunday School for ages 2 years – 5th grade are held during the 9:30 hour in assigned classrooms.
During the 10:45 Worship Service, kids ages 3 years – 1st grade are dismissed after the announcements to attend Children’s Worship, which is split into three classes: 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Kindergarten-1st grade. For kids 2nd grade and above sitting with us in the service, we provide Kids Notes at the door: fun, interactive bulletins that coincide with the sermon scripture.
We are so glad you are interested in joining us for Sunday activities at CGS and hope to see you soon. If you’re interested in exploring next steps, you can read more about church membership here.