Good Shepherd is committed to advancing God's kingdom through local community engagement, community partnerships with area Christian and non-profit organizations, and

global partnerships.


  • shepherd's field Community garden

    We proudly provide our neighborhood with a place of beauty and a valuable resource in Shepherd's Field Community Garden. Shepherd's Field is located on our campus and operated in partnership with International Rescue Committee to provide our diverse community with an opportunity to build relationships and healthy families.

  • Sierra arden food closet

    We proudly provide the Sierra Arden Food Closet with food donations and volunteers. Donations can be taken directly to the Sierra Arden Food Closet, located at 890 Morse Avenue inside the Sierra Arden Church, during open hours Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

  • St. John's program for real change

    We proudly support St. John's Program both financially and with donation of supplies.  For more information on St. John's Program visit www.saintjohnsprogram.org.

Global partnerships

  • Nyarubae Lutheran Church

    Nyarubae Lutheran Church has been our Sister Parish in Rwanda since 2010 when it was established with support from Good Shepherd and other Lutheran congregations in Northern California.  Nyarubae is one of the largest and fastest growing Lutheran congregations in Rwanda. 

  • Rwanda school Project

    The Rwanda School Project's mission is to provide high quality secondary education in Rwanda.  The Rwamagana Lutheran School was opened in 2010 to offer a secure and nurturing school environment that transforms vulnerable youth into future leaders and problem solvers who champion environmental sustainability and social change.  For more information visit www.rwandaschoolproject.org