120 SW 2nd St

P.O. Box 371

Madison SD 57042

Phone: 605-480-1790




44312 245th St

P.O. Box 341

Salem SD 57058

Phone: 605-480-1790


 I Am the Good Shepherd I know My own and My own know Me

John 10:14

Thank you for your interest in

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church and Center Free Lutheran Church


Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church is in the center of Madison SD on the south side of downtown. Center Free Lutheran Church is located in rural Salem area.


Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

In obedience to Jesus, we desire to be faithful disciples and also make disciples through baptism and the right teaching of God's Word here in Madison and in the Salem area and to the ends of the earth.



Sunday School: Our Sunday school focus is the study of God's Word and how it applies to the details of daily life.

Worship: Our worship is orderly, simple, and joyful with a primary focus on the preaching of God's Word. Holy Communion in the Lutheran understanding is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

Confirmation: We value highly the education of our youth. We rely on parents to decide when their children are ready for a weekly, two year concentrated focus on our beliefs. We invite our youth to decide when to publicly affirm their faith following our time of instruction.

Children and Youth: We highly value the education of our children and youth. Our education is focused on teaching the truths of the faith. We have weekly Sunday and Confirmation classes, various activities throughout the year including group activities, one on one visits, AFLC SD District youth events, monthly youth group meetings, AFLC National youth events and camping experiences. Our children, youth and their families are a vital part of our congregation!


Outreach: Santa Days Cookie Decorating Table; Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center for Madison; Senior Moments; Senior Box Food  Distribution Center; Quilt making & Distribution; World Missions; Visits to shut ins and nursing home residents; Events for the community to attend; Collecting donations for local charities.




Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church began as a Bible study ministry of Calvary Free Lutheran Church, Arlington SD in 2004. We purchased our current facilities in 2008. Our building at 120 SW 2nd Street, Madison SD is mortgage free.


In 2018, pastors at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran were asked to preach and serve at Salem Lutheran Church. Later, Salem Lutheran Church joined the AFLC and changed their name to Center Free Lutheran Church. 


The two congregations work together serving the Lord in the Madison and Salem areas and also around the world.




For more information

If you would like to know more about Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church and Center Free Lutheran Church, here are some options:

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Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church Madison SD