The Church of the Great Shepherd stands in the charismatic, evangelical and Anglican traditions, as we seek to worship God in Spirit, Word and Sacrament.
- 1997 – The Church of the Great Shepherd was founded as an independent Anglican Church
- 2004 – Became a member parish of the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMIA)
- 2009 – Became a member parish of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)
Our worship is liturgical in nature, informed by the Anglican tradition which dates from the time of Archbishop Cranmer in the 16th century. The 1662 Church of England Book of Common Prayer is the standard BCP for all orthodox Anglicans, and the source for all later BCPs. Our primary source for worship is the 2019 ACNA Book of Common Prayer (BCP), though at times other BCPs may be used to formulate our liturgies. At the Church of the Great Shepherd, we incorporate a variety of musical and liturgical forms within the overall framework of the BCP.
We hold to the Faith as once delivered to the saints, and we affirm Holy Scripture as the infallible and authoritative Word of God. We proclaim Jesus’ atoning death on the cross and His bodily resurrection, and call each person to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life.
We believe that the Holy Spirit operates today as He has done throughout history. Within our worship services, under proper pastoral oversight, you will see an openness to the gifts (charismata) and manifestations of the Holy Spirit, including healing and laying on of hands.
As a church, we seek to reach our world with the good news that Jesus Christ came into our world to bring us into an everlasting relationship with God the Father. We believe that through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ there is healing available for broken bodies, minds, souls, and relationships. We believe that everyone is important to God and therefore to the church. In the midst of our imperfections and weakness, God is in the business of perfecting us, and we seek to know His will for us.
We would love to have you join us! Please feel free to reach out with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org