At The Shepherd's Fellowship, we are passonite about providing a community that is real with a balance of love and truth. You would think that would be a "no brainer" for a church but often times it's not the case.
In our pasts, we have seen many churches that are nailing the truth end of ministry but forget love. Too often, no matter the words, the action of a church makes someone feel they must be fixed by tommorow or else they are a lessor person. We have come across many who have been hurt by church or Christians before and our heart breaks.
On the other hand, we have also experienced many churches that are all about the love but leary of the truth. They will side step issues such as the gospel message, sin, the blood of Christ and the like so no one gets uncomfortable. Instead of spurring other's on towards holiness, it becomes nothing more than a comfortable community without people coming into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
When we look at the life of Jesus, he always held onto a balance of the truth and love. He was challanging and comforting. He was the sword and the doctor. He always stood up for the weak and those in need while letting the "religious" hyprocrites know they must fulfill the rules with the same type of love He showed on the cross.
The type of community we hold dear is a messy one but it also holds it's own beauty. Real people being real with one another in the light of God's guidance is better than any manufactored invention by men. We invite you to join us as we continue this relational journey.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28: 18-20
“To be a real community that fulfills the Great Commission (Mt. 28: 18-20) by being people of faith, displaying hope, and acting in love.”
• We will love God by obeying and following Him.
• We will love each other in real and tangible ways.
• We will love the lost by reaching out to them
in every opportunity with the gospel.
• We will do each of these in a purposeful way and with proper stewardship