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

What is there for my kids?

We have Sunday School classes for children from pre-school to high school. Our children join us in the Sanctuary for our time of worship. There is a children's talk given by the pastor just prior to the sermon. A nursery room is available for toddlers.


What should I expect when I visit for worship?

Our worship service is casual but reverent. We sing some modern songs and mix them with familiar hymns. Most of our time is spent in reading God's Word and hearing the preaching of it. Our worship lasts for an hour or just a few minites more. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Dress is casual; but if you like to be a bit more dressy for church, you will be just as comfortable.


How do I join the church?

Membership allows you to hold office and vote at congregational business meetings. You can become a member by either transferring from another Lutheran congregation or by meeting with the pastor or a deacon for "new member classes" during which time you will learn the distictions of the Lutheran understanding of the Bible and what it means to be a member of an Association of Free Lutheran Congregations church.


How do I join a group?

Membership is not required to be part of the Sunday School or Bible reading and prayer groups. All you need to do to join is be in attendance. 


What denomination are we affiliated with?

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church and Center Free Lutheran Church are affliliated with the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. As our name states, we are a Lutheran congregation. We ascribe to the Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Martin Luther's Small Catechism, and the Unaltered Augusburg Confession as true statements about our faith. The "free" in our name indicates that we are part of a free association of congregations in which the congregation is the visible form of the kingdom of God on earth and where congregations are free from synodical or hierarchical structure and authority.




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:

* Contact us using our contact form

* Email: or

* Call: (605) 480-1790

* Visit the I'm New, About Us, and FAQ pages 


Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church Madison SD