Good Shepherd
Service Update
Corona Virus Action
Updated 3/16/2020
In accordance with recent news and status of Delaware’s state of emergency, we want to ensure the committed community that the eldership has discussed and are following the adjusted requirements. With this said, the Eldership has updated the preventative measures for the health and safety of GSBC:
      • We will be offering our service under the requirements of the number allowed to gather. We encourage families to meet with us via Facebook live if you prefer. Whether it is in person or through technology, let us not forsake meeting together.
      • Those attending services are required to use hand sanitizer before and after entering the auditorium. And required to wash hands for 20 seconds under warm water when using restroom.
      • High Risk individuals such as seniors, newborns, and those with preexisting health conditions are HIGHLY encourage to practice social distancing and attend service via Facebook live.
      • If you are sick, not feeling well, and/or have a family member who has been sick the last 14 days, we ask you to practice social distancing and attend service via Facebook live.
      • There will be no food fellowship time after service.
*Special Note*
Everyone will now be able to give tithes and offering via GSBC’s website and Facebook through the GSBC’s PayPal link.
Again, we encourage the beloved not to forsake meeting together. Please use the gift of technology to continue to meet together on Sunday services and be discipled throughout the week. We encourage our families to tune in service together and use our RightNow media services to start a daily family discipleship. Let us continue to display the truth that
“… God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (1 Timothy 1:7).
In Christ,
Elders of GSBC
Our goal is to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ.
The enriching experience of being part of a church is not just highlighted on Sundays-
it’s a daily adventure, best explored alongside others who will offer you support and encouragement.
As you take a look around we hope that you would be drawn to embrace the true essence of community. 
We’re here for you in love and service, and we’d love to be a part of your journey.
The GSBC Community Yard Sale has become a real Community Event.  It was started as a way to give those in Trailer Parks a way to have a Yard Sale, which most Trailer Parks prohibit.  Depending on how the first yard sale went was going to determine if we would continue our planned “Once a Year” event.
As it turned out, it was such a huge success, that the Community asked us to hold it twice a year, and so we have.
Our Yard Sale is held the first weekend in June and the last weekend in September, on the Saturday, from 8 am – 1 pm.  Setup usually begins at 7 am.
We ask for a donation of only $5.00 per table/space.
We have limited tables on a first come first served basis, or you can bring your own.
We usually have donuts and coffee in the morning and a food outlet during the day.
We advertise in several local papers, on local radio, social media, this web site, as well as posters hung in many local establishments who support our goals.
What do we get out of the deal?  
We get to meet the great people in our community and you get to know us in a non-threatening, no pressure way.  We get to share our facility with you, and show the Love of Jesus without preaching or teaching, just meeting and greeting, in an inviting way, with no strings attached – Guaranteed!!!
So come out to buy, come out to sell, or just come out to browse and grab a bite to eat.
It’s a great time!  See you there!
We would like to thank all who made
the Fall 2019 Yard Sale a HUGE
From the Participants, workers, Buyers and sellers,
You all helped plant seeds for the
Purpose of Good Shepherd Church –
Disciples making Disciples!!!
Next Spring’s Yard Sale will be Held 
Saturday June 6th, 2020
Times have not changed
In case of rain we will move indoors
Rain or Shine! Widely Advertised!
Come to SELL! Come to BUY! Come to EAT!
Call to reserve your $5.00 tables or space
(302) 310-GAIL (4245).
You may bring your own tables
or rent them from GSBC on a
first come first served basis $5.00 per table.
Contact Gail at
302-310-GAIL (4245)
Or simply Fill out the Yard Sale Form Below
(Sign-up begins May 1, 2020

We are The Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

We’d love for you to become part of the family!




Our God is a God of abundance and He loves to give. He sacrificed willingly on the cross and then invited us into fullness of life. As His children, we are called to imitate Him. Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.
You can use or share this link for Tithes and Offerings;
You can SCAN the QR Code.

Tithes and Offerings

You can also mail in your Tithes and Offering to:
2274 Porter Road
Bear, DE 19701
Thank you for giving to the Lord!


Verse of the Day 4/1/2020

For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)

Prayer is Always Available

by: Elder Mike Agreen
I still always chuckle when I hear that old saying, “As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.” Of course, this joke is aimed at poking fun at the often misunderstood “separation of church and state” practice, which many uses to keep prayer out of our public school system. However, there is an underlying truth to the joke, and that is that Prayer is always available to us, no matter what our circumstance.


Sink or Swim

I was led back to a time when I was new to a job, and I didn’t yet possess the skills to even be independently operational in my day-to-day responsibilities. I remember the grueling effort to learn the analytical and technical demands of my role. Many instances put me on edge, and it was absolutely a sink or swim point, where the water level was just below my nose. I was so overwhelmed, to say the least.


Goal Setting for the New Year

When you mark the beginning of something, you want to do it right. For me, I wanted to hone in on how to properly set goals for the year. A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person envisions, plans and commits to achieve. But a goal without a plan is only a dream.


Make Room For Jesus

by: Eric Ladson


In this holiday season, we might have more worries about finding the perfect gifts and less concern of making room for our Savior, Jesus.  Since Jesus knocks at our hearts daily, let us examine if there’s space for Him.  There are frantic preparations made for holiday celebrations but are we preparing ourselves to simply tell Jesus, “There’s no room here”?  Where can Jesus rest and dwell within us?  


Conflict with Your Child

Every parent has their own plight of dealing with disciplining their child. We get frustrated with a display of bad attitude. It doesn’t matter whether they’re a toddler or a teenager – it’s inevitable that we go through these rough patches. As our child grows up, we also grow alongside them in the testing of our character.


Create Space


When busyness fills in our schedules, we just do do do, like machines that don’t know how to deviate from the programmed setting. Our depleting attention span makes it a challenge to fitly sift new information. So if we’re not careful, we give ourselves over to more trivialities that percolate curiosity and take up space mentally.


Stop Getting Distracted

Have you started something that you didn’t finish? They come in many forms like half-baked so-called big ideas, piled-up chore work, daunting projects on hold, and so on. The road that leads to indecision is paved with many works-in-progress. I stared at a dozen unfinished articles and knew that I let them sit undone because I came up with a different idea – a better one. Or so I thought (and thought and thought…)


His Strength – Not Mine

by:  Ria Lucindo For most families, summer is officially over, as schools opened and Labor Day behind us. It also means we are half-way through the year – a good time to visit those goals we made in January. As I visited mine, one assessment stood out – I am not where I need to be as a parent.


Serving and Sharing Through Music


Before going on my first mission trip, I heard that a volcano had erupted in Guatemala. Many were killed, injured, or missing. Although I was worried and unsure about the unknown, all I could think of was to pray with my life group for the people in Guatemala as well as for my CTI team. God often calls us to things we do not understand and may require some risk. All we can say is, “I trust You, Lord.”



Every day I come across all sort of leaders, each with their own leadership style. I can tell apart the good and the bad. As I thrust into leadership roles myself, I recognize how I’ve evolved throughout my life. I will always be a work in progress when it comes to developing effective leadership skills. Though time has made me wiser, I am also fascinated by my discovery of the timeless wisdom of Servant Leadership.


Embracing Life’s Interruptions

by:  Eric Ladson

We experience them daily. Rush hour traffic, illness, engine trouble, financial setbacks, a needy family member, rude customers, broken relationships, wayward children and even death. These have visited just about all of us in some capacity and feel like unwanted and undeserved interruptions. What if God allowed these things to happen so that He could illustrate His love for the church?


18 Summers

I can’t help but think how fast time flies. We’ve all heard the saying before, but to actually experience the speed in which it slips through your hands is crazy. My son is finishing up his first year in preschool, my daughter is turning 3 at the end of the month, and another summer is rapidly approaching.


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The Goal of Ministry

DSC06245Ministry is an overflow of God’s love that is demonstrated by service to others. There’s intentionality in meeting people where they are at and ushering them into a relationship with Jesus Christ. But it is only effective when you start with God. He is the One who empowers and enables you to be a spring of blessing for others. It is very much an inward process of filling up the heart before any outward expression occurs.  
Ministry is never one-dimensional nor should it ever be. It’s not just evidence of elbow grease for the sake of busyness – it’s more meaningful than that. It is relational and personal in nature. As J.R. Briggs puts it: “Faithful ministry isn’t a project. Ministry is people. The administrative elements of ministry should only be tools that lead us to building relationships with others.”   It calls for compassion as you work out peeling away the layers of people’s instinctive barriers. It is a continual commitment to stand by a person, waiting for them to become receptive to what you are teaching or sharing. It is discipleship in action.
DSC06296It may sound as though it requires much from you. And so often we find ourselves wrung out of energy and we reason out that we don’t have the time to commit to something that will pull us away from our already beefed-up schedules. But every burnt out soul needs refreshing. And in Proverbs 11:25, it says: A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.   So inspect closely the order of your priorities. See if there are any honest opportunities to re-align them, because there is truly nothing more fulfilling than taking part in the work that God is doing through people and toward people.  
There are many opportunities from where you’re standing. Go ahead, and look around you. Ministry can purposefully be accomplished in the home, in church, in school, in your place of work. Wherever your mission field is, you are to display and magnify the very character of Christ in your interactions with people.


Every believer is called to ministry. And every ministry should be doing The Great Commission.  This, below, is the goal of ministry. Are you on point?  

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age – (Matthew 28: 19-20).
Every believer heard about Christ’s offer of salvation from another person.  It could be from a friend, a family member, an evangelist, a missionary, or even a stranger, who at one point they had shared a conversation with, and planted the seed. Think about that person who God used in your own life to come to know Christ. Just as we were recipients of this life-changing blessing, we as a church also support several outlets of blessing to spread the gospel locally and in the far corners of the globe.

They are as follows:

  • Truth Helpers – a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Tom Berry that sends support to a school in Haiti and a bible school in Romania;
  • Timothy Initiative – an international church planting organization with the purpose of training pastors and church planters specifically in Nepal, India, and Africa;
  • International Ministries (Missionary Duane Binkley) – one of the first Baptist mission agency in the USA that started in Myanmar and has now active missionaries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas;
  • Crossover World – a non-profit organization ministering to Filipino children ages 4-14 and sharing the gospel using the basketball paradigm;
  • Kapatid Ministry – a Philippine-based non-profit organization ministering to impoverished families, children whose parents work abroad, and also to prison inmates in Iwahig Penal Colony in Palawan;
  • Delaware Baptist Association – a local group of Baptist churches aimed at strengthening each other while supporting church planting efforts; and
  • Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware – a group of Baptist churches from MD and DE, who are working together on ministries such as missions work, disaster relief, ministry training and support, church development, and evangelism.


It is through these kind of ministries that the good news circulate to people groups of countless areas of the world that we wouldn’t otherwise physically travel to.  But we are able to take part in the sending of missionaries, and in Romans 10:15 we read:  And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Perhaps some of them are extraordinary people, but most likely they are just regular people like the rest of us. Surely, the apostles were not that special by human standards. But God uses people like us to share His love and to do extraordinary things with eternal value. Everyday, He blesses us with the resources and strength to empower us to do His important commission. So let’s make sure that these blessings trickle down to others just like it did for us.