Upcoming Opportunities

  • Mission Trip interest form
  • Rebuilding Together Aurora – May 19-20. Details are below.
  • Team World Vision – Join our team running the Chicago Marathon with TWV for clean water initiatives. Details are below.
  • Join our local Mission Leadership Team, details are below.
  • DuPage Care Center – Serve with our team at DuPage Care Center on the third Sunday of each month between 9:30 – 11:45 AM. Want to get connected? Contact Karen Fegley.

Rebuilding Together Aurora Rescheduled|May 19-20

The team at RTA made the difficult decision to postpone  Aurora’s 30th Annual National Rebuilding Day from this weekend to May 19-20 due to the current forecasted weather. It is their hope this change will provide better working conditions for the necessary outside repairs and increase our ability to complete the work.  For those who have already signed up, your assignment will remain the same for the new dates. You should receive an email directly from RTA regarding this. For new sign-ups,  follow the link and select the “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” volunteer group.

30th Annual National Rebuilding Day

Volunteer teams from across Chicagoland will join forces to tackle critical home repairs for twenty qualified homeowners in Aurora’s near-west working-class neighborhoods on May 19-20.  Good Shepherd has been partnering with RTA for the past 29 years to address dangerous housing conditions for our neighbors in need.

On Friday, May 19th and May 20th:
Meet at 7:30 am at St. Rita’s School at 770 Old Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506 before heading to project sites. 

Good Shepherd’s project site will be 938 Old Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 605056. 

For new sign-ups,  follow the link and select the “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church”

Mission Trip Interest

Join us on an incredible journey of faith and service! God’s transformative work happens through His people, and a mission trip is a powerful way to be part of that work. Whether you’re an experienced traveler or just beginning to consider short-term missions, we invite you to complete our interest form today. By doing so, you’ll help us discern the when, where, and how of our mission trips for the remainder of 2023-24.

As we hear stories of the tremendous impact that mission trips have on both those serving and being served, we’re excited to see what God has in store for us. By taking this step of faith, you’ll have the opportunity to deepen your relationship with God, connect with fellow believers, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. So why wait? Complete the interest form today and let’s discover where God is calling us to serve together.

Hesed House | July 12&13

Hesed House is the second-largest homeless shelter in Illinois and a long-time mission partner of Good Shepherd. Helping the most vulnerable among us remains one of our highest priorities.

Our team serves breakfast and dinner to the guests at Hesed House six times a year. Our next serving opportunity will be on July 12 & 13. Sign up will be posted two weeks prior.

Chicago Marathon|Team World Vision


Run for a great cause in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 8, with our Good Shepherd Team! Over the last 8 years, Good Shepherd has had 252 runners and raised $416,654 bringing clean water to 8,333 kids. Join us in this important Kingdom work! Learn more about Team World Vision

Registration online here! Once you follow the link, register, and indicate “Good Shepherd Naperville” as your team.

Local Mission Leadership Team

Do you have a heart for local missions? We are growing our leadership team with individuals who can help us plan and execute local serving events like Hesed House. This will be a joint effort, amongst passionate people, doing kingdom work right in our own backyard. Together, joyfully, we can make a difference.

Contact Jeannine Allen to learn more.


2,195 kids will now be fed for an entire year!

Thank you to everyone who came out to North Central College on President’s Day weekend. We had nearly 600 Good Shepherd volunteers! Because of YOU, we were able to pack 3,708 boxes of food. That is 800,928 meals which will feed 2,195 kids this year! Together we are making an impact against the global hunger crisis! #bettertogether

Loaves and Fishes Community Services

Volunteers Needed

Due to difficult economic circumstances, Loaves and Fishes Community Services is currently serving 5,500 families or more each week and could use our help! They have an immediate need for volunteers on M-TH from 1-3 pm to do produce sorting for distribution. This is at their Distribution Hub, 580 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL. The only requirement is that you wear close-toed shoes and can stand for 2 hours while sorting.

Email Shelly Schmitz at sschmitz@loaves-fishes.org with additional questions or to volunteer.

Feed My Starving Children

Aurora Packing Site

Each day FMSC distributes meals in schools, orphanages, clinics, and feeding programs around the world to deliver hope and break the cycle of poverty. Kids and adults of all ages hand-pack nutritious MannaPack® meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition. FMSC is a long-time mission partner of Good Shepherd. We are a premier supporter of Feed the Need every February, and sponsor several group packing sessions throughout the year. Outside of that, you can sign up directly to serve at the Aurora site. It is a fun, impactful way to help with the world hunger crisis.

Sign up and full details here.

DuPage Care Center

3rd Sunday of the Month from 9:30 – 11:45 AM

Good Shepherd is delighted to be back serving in person at the DuPage Care Center. Every third Sunday, we provide a team to worship with residents physically unable to go to church. Pianists, musicians, vocalists, and anyone with a smile who can push a wheelchair are invited to join our team in this impactful service!

Email us for more details here.

Thrivent Action Teams

If you are a Thrivent Member, you are eligible for a $250 gift card to support community-involved service projects. Please consider partnering with Good Shepherd to put this money into action with our current community outreach efforts! Together we can make an impact! We will walk you through the easy process step by step.

Email us to learn more.

Serving Christ & Loving Our Neighbors with Compassionate Healthcare

Our mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ through free healthcare for the uninsured and those unable to afford care.

Learn more about our incredible mission here.

Aurora Christian Healthcare runs on the dedication, compassion, and skills of caring individuals. Whether you are a medical practitioner or not, there is a place for you at Aurora Christian Healthcare.

Sign up to volunteer here.

Questions? Want to help? Get in touch with our Missions team through the button below.

Read more about the inspirational impact of our outreach here.

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