Welcome to Good Shepherd!

A Reformed, Mission Church of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church denomination

New Purpose. New Growth. New Hope.

 


 
 

Worship Sunday: 5:00 PM

3211 South Main St

Stafford, TX 77477

 

Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep." (John 10:14-15)

At Good Shepherd you will find...

A Place for Purpose in Life

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Believing God’s purpose is the highest call for our lives, we seek to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

A Place for Growth

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Believing our one God is three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that He has shown us truth and love in His Son Jesus Christ. At Good Shepherd, we seek to apply God’s Word to every area of life.  It’s a place for growth!

A Place for Hope

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Believing Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Living Hope, Jesus alone offers us forgiveness and peace. At Good Shepherd, we know Jesus is the Good Shepherd who cares for us, His sheep. 


"And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name." (John 20: 30-31)

Audio downloads

Recordings of recent sermons can be listened to online or downloaded. Click the image below to go to the Webcast page.


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The Gospel

What must I do to be saved?

Perhaps you have asked this question.


WHAT TO KNOW

Our one true God exists eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each person being equally and fully God. Before the world began, the Father and the Son agreed to save his people through the Son's life, death, and resurrection. This is love: God's plan for the world, including every nation, people, and language, for all time. God created man to worship him, but man instead worships the creation. Turning from God is sin. Sin separates mankind from the Lord and makes mankind the object of his justice and wrath. However, God did not abandon sinful man; rather, he sent his Son, Jesus, into the world. Why did he come? To live obediently as required by God and to be the substitute to take upon himself man’s punishment for sin. He lived innocently and he died sacrificially in the sinner’s place.

The gospel announces God’s good news that sinners may be forgiven and justified, not by man’s own efforts but through faith in Jesus Christ. By his Holy Spirit, God gives sinners a desire to turn to the Lord. To receive this gift of salvation man must place faith in Jesus, who is God's provision of grace.


WHAT TO DO

Have you turned to the Lord Jesus Christ, to trust in him alone for salvation? Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved from the penalty of condemnation and hell.

With trusting Christ, comes a new desire to live in the strength of the Holy Spirit and follow the Word of God, the Bible. With gladness and joy believers and their children worship the Lord each Sunday. As the church, we show love to God and others that they might learn of Christ and be saved.

When Jesus comes again to judge, he will give to each person what he deserves. To those who have believed in him, he will give the fullness of their salvation—the reward of heaven. To those who remain in sin and refuse to believe, he will give them their just reward, casting them into hell. Each day in everything we give thanks and serve the Lord.


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We Believe

The Good Shepherd church welcomes everyone...

...the seeker, skeptic, and spiritually hungry. We all come as we are and at the same time, anticipate God will minister to us, transforming us by his grace. In studying the Word of God, we see the unfolding message of Jesus Christ light up across the pages of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He ignites our faith to build something eternal. He draws near to us and challenges us to grow. What joy and what purpose!

Although we live and meet in Southwest Houston, we connect with other believers who help make up Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church of NW Houston. We are affiliated with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a nationwide fellowship of churches committed to Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible.


We affirm these summaries of Christianity based on the Bible:

  • One God exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  • God revealed himself in creation and in the Bible; the Holy Spirit gave by inspiration the sixty-six books of the Bible—our inerrant, infallible and final authority—for all matters of faith, worship, and life.

  • God created all things in six days by his word. Man is made in his image, male and female, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creation.

  • In Adam, the head of the human race, man fell into sin and lost communion with God; all are sinners and incapable of escaping God’s just judgment, except by his mercy.

  • Our Triune God is Lord over all creation, governing all things in wisdom, power, and love. Salvation is based on his grace, not on any human merit or God looking into the future and foreseeing our faith.

  • Jesus Christ’s perfect life and sacrificial death on the cross atoned for the sins of all who trust him alone for salvation.

  • The Holy Spirit brings about the new birth in a sinner, drawing him to Christ, turning him to faith and repentance. The Spirit indwells the believer enabling him to persevere to the last day.

  • God’s steadfast love and grace is shed upon his people as individuals and also as families according to his Covenant promises.

  • God works by his Word and Spirit to gather his people as the church to worship and hear the Word preached, praise and pray, observe baptism and the Lord's Supper, care for one another, pursue holiness, and bear witness of his grace and truth to the lost.

  • Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will come again to judge all mankind and receive his people into everlasting life.

  • Every area of our lives should be lived to the glory of God.

Hope abounds in the grace of the gospel, and we find ourselves awed by the truth, goodness, and beauty of who God is and what he has done for us. Come and join us in our journey to grow a new church in Ft. Bend County!


We invite you to worship the Triune God and experience his grace along with us. 

We are a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church denomination, and we value the role of historic confessions and creeds in summarizing important biblical teachings and doctrines.


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Outreach


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OPC Disaster Response Ministries


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Prayer Request

Requests Will be received in confidence:

Rev. Mark Sumpter

(541) 450-1982

gmarksumpter@gmail.com

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Location and Contact Information

We Meet Every Sunday Evening 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Meeting Location:
Grace Center
3211 South Main St.,
Stafford TX 77477

 

 
 
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