Who We Are
Gentle Shepherd Community Church - Grey County came into being on September 28, 1988.
We operate under a congregational style of organization. Our government is controlled by our local church members, through an elected council of Elders. We submit to the authority of scripture alone.
We first met in Macphail Memorial Elementary School, Flesherton. We “turned the sod” for our new building in 1989 and held our first service in our new building in 1991.
What We Believe
We hold certain beliefs that are the basis of our faith and are non-negotiable:
- We believe that the Bible is the infallible revelation of God and is our only guide and final authority
- We believe in one God existent in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His death on the cross for our redemption, His resurrection to life again, His ascension into Heaven, and His coming again in power and glory.
- We believe the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us at the moment of our salvation.
- We believe that salvation is by Grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
- We believe that there will be a resurrection of the dead and a final judgment
- We believe the sacraments, baptism and communion, are outward and visible signs of an inward Grace and an act of remembrance.
- We believe that life begins at conception and that all human life is sacred.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers.
In all decisions of the council of Elders we seek the direction of our Lord, as evidenced by a “oneness” in the spirit. We only resort to a majority vote where the decision is not a spiritual matter and where oneness cannot be reached.
We recognize and support the active role of women in the leadership of the church—in praise teams, as Elders or as Pastor/teachers.