Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


Good Shepherd

Concordia Classial Academy is a ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Concordia Classical is a ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS) located in North Mankato, MN. The mission of Good Shepherd is Grow in God's Truth. Show Jesus' Love.

The purpose of the church in earth and heaven is to declare the praises of God. (1 Pet. 2:9). The church's twin priorities are expressed in the first two petitions of the Lord's Prayer, “Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.” This happens when God's word, in all its truth and purity, is taught and believed among us and shared with others throughout the world. Because of the unique values and opportunities God has given our church, the special focus of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in North Mankato is on Christian education for all ages and gospel outreach to those who need faith in Jesus.

We grow in God’s truth as a group and individually through worship and Christian education. We believe, teach and confess the truth of God as revealed in the Bible, God’s fully inspired and true word. This truth is accurately described in the Lutheran Confessions, which identify salvation by grace alone, through faith alone. Our worship focuses on God’s word and sacraments, through which God comes to us and produces the responses of faith. Our liturgical worship uses elements and patterns we have in common with the church throughout the ages and throughout the world. The message of our worship centers on what God has done for us through Jesus. Our intention is to provide high quality worship which enables people of all ages to apply this gospel to their every day lives. According to Jesus’ command to “make disciples…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you,” our goal is that all Christians continue to grow in understanding and applying the truths of God’s word, from childhood through old age. We will do this by offering classes, individual and group instruction, and reading material. Our teaching will be centered in the Bible, rightly dividing law and gospel, and will focus on what God has done for our salvation.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Concordia Classical Academy is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has a reputation of having outstanding schools since 1847. According to the National Assessment of Education (NAEP) "Lutheran Schools Tops in the Nation on the 'The Nation's Report Card'" Lutheran schools have finished first in five of eight categories and finished second in the other three.

More than 1,200 early childhood centers and preschools are operated by congregations and Christian day schools within the LCMS. More than 87,000 children, ranging in age from infant/toddler to 5 years of age, are involved in these programs. Additionally, our congregations operate 880 elementary schools which serve approximately 113,000 students. More than 650 early childhood centers and elementary schools are accredited under the National Lutheran School Accreditation program.

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