Our Beliefs
The Good Shepherd Ministries is a non-denominational church. We aren’t opposed to denominations but rather to any over-emphasis of the various doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ.
 
 
  1. We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the Inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life (2 Peter 1:20-22; 2 Timothy 3:15,16);

     

  2. We believe in one God—Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 5:48; Matthew 28:19);

     

  3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures.  Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate  (Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 1:26-38; 1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 2:9; Romans 5:9; Acts 2:23,24; Hebrews 8:1; Matthew 26:64);

     

  4. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service (John 14:15-18; John 16:13; Acts 1:8; John 16:7-11);

     

  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 21:1-4);

     

  6. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God (Titus 3:4-7);

     

  7. We believe the true Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit.  Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.  The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinance of Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper  (Ephesians 1:22-23; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-47);

     

  8. We believe that provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.  Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age (Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:13-16);

     

  9. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the church, and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs (Ephesians 5:23-27, 29-30; Colossians 1:24-27; Hebrews 12:22-24);

     

  10. We believe in the personal, pre-millennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (Hebrews 10:37; Luke 21:27; Titus 2:11-14);

     

  11. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (I Corinthians 15:20-23; John 5:28, 29).