The mission here at Good Shepherd UMC is simple, biblical and highly practical.
We believe that God has called us to be a special people in the world and
to be witnesses about His great love (Matthew 25) and to live out the truth of His word the Holy Bible.
We are convicted because we have been called to be in relationship with Him. This relationship is the most important connection in our life. Being in relationship with Christ is what gives life, and life eternal. "Be" reminds us that the first commandment is to love God with all we are, every day making sure to grow and develop this life-giving relationship with God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Spirit (Holy Spirit).
We are called not only to be in love with God, but also to follow the second greatest commandment, to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:26-40). We are called not only to be in love with God, but also to allow the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) to inspire us to make opportunities for our neighbors to begin following Jesus. If our relationship with God is a source of life, and life eternal, then the greatest gift we can give a person is to share, and teach them about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We do this hoping others will find the the love, life, and grace God lavishly pours out on us.
"Be" and "Make" are the reasons we gather!