Worship at Good Shepherd: The following is what we pray characterizes worship at GSPC.
For God’s Glory: The aim of our worship is God’s glory. In everything we do, we seek to please and make much of Him.
For the good of God’s people: In corporate worship, we seek to strengthen, equip, comfort, encourage, and exhort one another. We want people to be fed and nourished by the gospel so they are prepared to live as followers of Christ in the world.
Biblically and theologically substantial: Everything we do in worship is grounded in the Bible. We preach the Bible, pray the Bible, and sing the Bible. We want to worship in spirit and in truth.
Committed to the ordinary means of grace: We believe God does his most extraordinary work of grace through his ordinary means of grace. Therefore, our services focus on the preaching of his word, the administration of the sacraments, and prayer.
Expository Preaching: We are a Bible-believing community committed to preaching the Bible verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book. We desire to think well through the text, praying that the Lord would not only enlarge our minds but our hearts, awakening us to the power of a new affection. Every sermon aims to be Bible-based, gospel-centered, and Christ-exalting.
Simple: We pray that the content and style of our worship is understandable and not distracting.
Reverent and Joyful: We take worship seriously because we take God and his word seriously. But we believe our reverence should be marked by joy. After all, we have gathered together to celebrate our glorious God and how he has graciously loved us in Christ. Nothing should give us more joy!