Initiatives and Outreach
Good Shepherd is committed to serving our neighbors in Northwest Arkansas. You’re invited to join us for any service project even if you do not attend Good Shepherd. We enjoy working together with people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, and so on to try to create a world where everyone is safe, loved for who they are, clothed, and fed.
We have a variety of service opportunities. Whether you can cook, knit, shop, write, create, serve, listen, or relate well with people, we can help you find an opportunity to serve that fits your schedule that you will find rewarding. Email Pastor Clint Schnekloth if you’re interested in learning more about our current volunteer and community service opportunities.
Here are a few of our ongoing community outreach projects:
Little Free Pantry. Home of the world’s first Little Free Pantry, we are happy to share what we have and provide a way for neighbors to share with each other anonymously as they are able.
Canopy NWA. Our pastor, Clint Schnekloth, founded this organization which works to assist refugee families as they make a new home here in Northwest Arkansas.
Cooperative Emergency Outreach. Monthly donations to the community food and resource bank in addition to providing volunteer support. Food drives are conducted at different times during the year.
Share Our Stuff Rummage Sale. Each year we all clean out our garages and closets and donate items for a community rummage sale. All proceeds go toward our youth attending a service trip in the United States.
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas. Each year we provide a partial college scholarship, as well as holiday food baskets and Angel Tree gifts during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.
Lenten Soup Suppers. Proceeds go to Lutheran World Relief.
Peace at Home Family Shelter. “Stock a Safe Home” fall benefit to collect household items and cleaning supplies.
Sunday Suppers. In rotation with several other Fayetteville congregations, once a month we prepare and serve meals at Trinity United Methodist Church to our neighbors in need of a hot meal.