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ABOUT FIRST GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
We’re glad you want to know more about The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Learn about our mission, beliefs, ministries, history, and structure. First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a dynamic church located in Las Vegas, NV. Our beliefs are based on the Bible and centered on Jesus Christ.
Originally opened in 1940, FGS is the original Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Las Vegas. The happy mother of a large family of daughter congregations in the Las Vegas valley. First Good Shepherd was instrumental in the founding of Faith Lutheran Middle & High Schools.
God has blessed this downtown location with a congregation that is progressive in attitude, blended in worship, conservative in theology yet entrepreneurial in spirit.
THE LCMS TODAY
Today, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in more than 6,100 congregations with more than 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The church broadcasts the saving message of Jesus Christ over KFUO Radio, and it has relationships and active mission work in nearly 90 countries around the world. In the last five years, the LCMS has awarded more than $35 million through more than 900 domestic and international grants for emergency response and disaster response. Today, the LCMS is in full doctrinal fellowship with 33 other confessional Lutheran church bodies worldwide.
THE CHURCH’S REACH
The LCMS is known for mass-media outreach through “The Lutheran Hour,” broadcast around the world by Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM); syndicated and streaming programming on KFUO radio; “This Is The Life” dramas on television; and the products of Concordia Publishing House, the third-largest Protestant, church-owned publisher, whose Arch Books children’s series alone has sold more than 60 million copies.
The LCMS works with 300 Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) to extend its social ministry. The LCMS is also a founding partner of Lutheran Services in America, a social service organization that serves 1 in every 50 Americans.
In addition to national and international ministries based at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, and those emanating from the Synod’s district offices and congregations, the church’s work also is fostered through its auxiliaries, the Lutheran Laymen’s League/LHM and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
Learn more about LCMS related entities and partner organizations.