Our Mission:

At Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Duluth, MN, we believe that our purpose is to make disciples of all nations by going, teaching and baptizing.  Jesus' Great Commission inspires our Mission Statement:

  • We are a Community of Christ
  • experiencing God,
  • reaching out,
  • nurturing faith.

We gather around God's Word and the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.  We reach out locally in the Duluth community and globally  with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We nurture the faith of each member of our community in a life-long curriculum of discipleship.  Our deepest purpose is to love God and our neighbor with all of our heart.

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and reaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."    Matthew 28:18-20

Our Vision:

We are an active community of Christ. 

We experience God through meaningful worship, fellowship and study.  Inspired by God's word, we form loving, prayerful relationships with one another.

We reach out with compassion and share the love of Christ. We actively care for our neighbors, locally and globally. We accept all people and open our hearts to the needs of others.

We nurture each person's faith by bringing God's word into their lives, trusting it to give new life, hope and meaning. We create faith-nurturing experiences for all ages in church, home and community.

By the power of the Holy Spirit, our lay and clergy leaders prepare each of us to follow God's call.  our unique gifts, interests and passions are celebrated and effectively and faithfully used in the mission of Lutheran church of the Good Shepherd.

We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) we are in the North East Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.

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David Mesner

Lead Pastor

Tim Berdahl


Katie Rich

Director of Youth and Family Ministry