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Our Purpose

Our purpose at Shepherd is to “ To Know Christ and Make Him Known.”

You will notice this mission has two parts.  First, it calls us to "Know Christ."  Every person is called to develop a deep, intimate relationship with the Lord.  And this is not just our mission, it is the very same mission given in the Bible.  The apostle Peter writes, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)  It is the mission of every, single, person to grow in their knowledge and relationship with God.

The second part of our mission is likewise taken from the Bible and that is "to make Him known.”  After He rose from the grave, and just before His ascension into Heaven, Jesus looked at His disciples and commissioned them to do something specific; He said, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)  The Great Commission, as it has been called, is the foundation of all Christian evangelism and the second half of our mission.

Here at Shepherd, we want to help you grow in your faith; reaching both new heights and depths of understanding.  But we don’t want that to end after service, either.  We want to equip you to take that understanding to the world, proclaiming the gospel "to the whole creation.” 

“To Know Christ and Make Him Known.”