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.