frequently asked Questions
You’re new to Christ Our Shepherd. . . . Here are a few questions you might be asking:
Since Lutherans are less prominent in the southeastern U.S. than they are in other parts of the country, this is a popular question. Lutherans are Protestant Christians.
In 1517, Martin Luther led the Protestant Reformation when he posted 95 Theses (or suggestions for ways he believed the Catholic Church should be reformed) to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Lutherans became the first Protestants within the Christian movement. Worldwide, there are more Lutherans than Baptists or Methodists. Check out www.elca.org to learn more.
Yes! In our value statements, we declare that: “We are an open and inclusive community that welcomes everyone. Our openness allows us to see God reflected in every living being, respect each person regardless of life choices and experiences, love the variety of people that join our community, and embrace people regardless of faith.”
Our mission statement is “connecting to Jesus’ pathway of joy and life.” So our worship, messages, small groups, and the ways we serve are geared for that joy and life that Jesus desires. As we follow Jesus, we realize he wasn’t much for rules but was all about relevant conversations and community.
Yes! Check out the "families" tab of our website for all the fun and faith-formation activities offered for kids of all ages. Children are always welcome in worship services, but loving paid caregivers also oversee our nursery during worship.
We treasure the 66 books of Scripture as the inspired Word of God, and you'll always hear scripture read during our worship services. Martin Luther called the Bible "the manger which holds Jesus." So while we love the Bible, we really love Jesus to whom the Bible points as the ultimate Good News.
The unofficial motto of our Lutheran church is “God’s Work, Our Hands.” We hope you come and experience the joy of that mission-minded reality. You can learn more about the many ways Christ Our Shepherd is engaged in the local, regional, and global community under the "serve" tab of our website.
We are located just across from Fresh Market on the northwest corner of Peachtree Parkway and Highway 54 at 101 N. Peachtree Parkway. We also enjoy a wonderful 33-acre outdoor property with a 4-acre lake that we use for a lot of fun and fellowship at 411 Palmetto Road.
Please come as you are comfortable! Casual, Sunday best, and anything in between is acceptable attire.
We’ve got a couple of spots reserved just for visitors, but please park wherever you like in the parking lot adjacent to the church.
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We want to get to know you, so please let us know when you plan to visit and what additional information we can provide to help you feel welcomed and connected at Christ Our Shepherd.