Good Shepherd is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
As Lutherans, we confess the Bible in its entirety and its authority. God’s Word brings to us the Good News of Jesus Christ, our Savior, whose death and resurrection sets us free from sin and death. We hold to the Lutheran Confessions as expressed in the Book of Concord, and these teachings can be summarized in the Three Solas — Grace Alone, Scripture Alone, and Faith Alone.
God loves the people of the world, even though we are sinful, rebellious, and not deserving of His love. He sent Jesus, his son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
As the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for us by His suffering and death. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life it offers.
Lutheran congregations are confessional
Our congregations believe the Lutheran Confessions are a correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in the Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were transcribed and shared broadly by church leaders during the 16th century. Luther’s Small Catechism contains essential summaries of our beliefs, while the Augsburg Confession details what Lutherans believe.
Good Shepherd’s purpose is to be a blessing to others as God has blessed us. We are called to be instruments of God carrying out Christ’s Great Commission through a ministry of worship, service, stewardship, fellowship, and edification of one another in Christian faith and life. (Matthew 28:18-20)