Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church has been serving the community of Plymouth, Wisconsin and the surrounding area since 1975. The congregation built its first facility in 1980 and added on to that building in 1987. In 2008 the original facility was replaced with an expanded education and fellowship area. Our current pastor, Charles Heup, has served this congregation since 1993. Under God's grace and blessing we are continuing to carry out our mission statement to the glory of God.
Good Shepherd’s Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to:
Encourage others as we grow together; professing our faith in Christ’s resurrection.
Our Church Body
We are associated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Together with the 1,200 plus congregations in the WELS we continue to hold that the entire Bible is the inerrant and infallible revelation from God to His people. This revelation has been communicated to us as the Holy Spirit inspired the writers, giving them each and every word. For this reason we put our full trust and confidence in God's Word, the Bible, and draw all church beliefs and practices from it.
Our Teachings and Beliefs
- The Bible is the only means of knowing the true God and the way of salvation.
- In the Holy Scriptures God has revealed himself to us the one and only Triune God.
- The Triune God is one divine being consisting of three equal but separate persons.
- The Father is true God. The Son is true God. The Holy Spirit is True God.
- God the Father has created us and preserves us.
- God the Son has redeemed us and set us free form the power of sin, death and the Devil.
- God the Holy Spirit calls us to faith and preserves us in faith through the Gospel in Word and Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
- Baptism is for infants as well as adults. It creates faith in infants and strengthens faith in those who have been called to faith through the Word.
- Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) is the body and blood of Christ received with the bread and wine. It gives frogiveness of sins, life and salvation to those who believe.
- God created all things including men and women and determined how they should live.
- Everyone is sinful by nature, still sins daily, and deserves to spend eternity in hell.
- God is merciful and gracious and has provided us a means of salvation from eternal punishment.
- God sent His own Son Jesus to die on the cross as our substitute for sin. By offering his perfect life for us and through his resurrection from the dead we have been declared not guilty in God's sight.
- Through faith we now stand holy and righteous in God's sight and receive the free gift of heaven.
- Jesus will come again, not to rule on this earth, but to judge the living and the dead.
- On that day the dead will rise, all who rejected the salvation Christ won for them will be sent to eternal punishment but those who believe will live forever with him in heaven.