The objectives of Good Shepherd Lutheran School are to provide an environment:
1. Where children learn God’s Word and will and are nurtured in the Christian faith.
2. Where children experience God’s love, express their love for God through service to their neighbor, and accept themselves and each other as forgiven and forgiving sinners.
3. Where children learn and develop their skills and talents as good stewards of God’s gifts.
4. Where the whole child grows and matures as a child of God - spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, aesthetically, and emotionally.
5. Where children are led to help others not only in the home and the school but also in the community and the world.
Good Shepherd Lutheran School is owned and operated under the jurisdiction of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod). It is supervised by the Ministry of Christian Education, under the authority given by the Voters Assembly of the congregation.
Good Shepherd Lutheran School is accredited by National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA). NLSA is a recognized and voting member of Oklahoma Private Schools Accreditation Commission (OPSAC), which has been recognized by the Oklahoma State Legislature. NLSA also has cooperative agreements with North Central Accreditation, the regional accrediting agency for Oklahoma Public Schools.
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod adheres to the doctrines outlined in the Small Catechism. Doctor Martin Luther based the Small Catechism on his study of the Bible and he organized the teachings of Scripture into six chief parts. These six chief parts of Christian doctrine are as follows: The Ten commandments, The Apostles’ Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, The Office of the Keys and Confession, and Holy Communion.
Most memory work assignments are taken from the Bible or Luther’s catechism. We have copies of the catechism available in the school office for parents to review.
Worship begins with God, who speaks to us in the Word about Christ. “You are My people. You are forgiven.” In our worship together, God speaks that Word to us in the Scripture readings. His Word dwells in us through faith. It flows out of us to one another - in responsive readings, in hymns and spiritual songs - and we remind one another of God’s great deeds, strengthening and building up one another in our faith and life. Finally, our worship moves upward - in adoration of God, in thanks to Him for His mercy.
Worship becomes real as we see its 3 dimensions. The Word from God is shared with one another, and then returns to God in a response of praise and thanksgiving.
“Worship involves the whole life of a Christian and every opportunity available for communication with God should be gratefully used. Respect for worship is taught and expected at Good Shepherd Lutheran. Students are involved in daily prayers, Bible study and worship. Weekly chapel services are an opportunity for all students to gather together for worship; parents and friends are invited to attend. Chapel offerings are designated by the faculty. Regular family attendance at church services and Sunday School or Bible classes is an integral part of Christian education, and is a commandment of our Lord. Families that are not active members of a Christian congregation are invited to participate in the worship life of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.