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The Church of the Good Shepherd was first started in 1967  under the leadership of Rev. Thomas Frantz. Located in Bellefonte, The Church of the Good Shepherd  has been seeking to better its community through the power of faith and love. In THE LATE 90'S , after Rev. Frantz's passing , the Church of the Good Shepherd became a member church of the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. Since then the church has been blessed to have serve as pastors- Rev. Don Seymour, Rev. Robert Williams, and currently, Rev. Frank Skies.  We have sought to create a welcoming environment paired with a loving outreach ministry. By creating many programs for people of all ages and trades, we help our members come together in faith and in everyday life.

The Church of the Good Shepherd's mission is to spread God's love within the immediate community.  we seek to bring the community together under a common understanding of faith. We seek to enact community outreach programs demonstrating the love of our Lord and savior. By doing this, we effectively aid our members and community just as we are taught to do in the scriptures.

By standing squarely within the intersection of faith and life, Church of the Good Shepherd is able to provide its members a fun and exciting experience. We seek to provide a sanctuary for growth so that members gain a deeper intimacy with God and a stronger relationship with each other. Church of the Good Shepherd's members and staff are here for you in times of joy and times of sorrow.

Come and experience God's love with us and allow The Church of The Good Shepherd  to usher you into our loving community.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Bible

God speaks to us through the Bible. The Spirit of God guided the Bible writers so that they wrote without error. The Bible contains all we need to know about God, about ourselves, and about life here and hereafter. It contains the good news and the bad news.

The Bad News

Sin is two-fold:

1. Willful disobedience to God's known law.

2. The evil twist and corruption in human nature. So all men, Christ excepted, are sinful by nature and sinners by practice, and therefore are in need of redemption since “the wages of sin is death.

The Good News

Salvation has been made possible by Christ's atoning death on the cross of Calvary. By His death and resurrection Christ has won a four-fold salvation for us:

1. Regeneration in which we are forgiven of all sins and baptized by the Spirit into the body of Christ.

2. Entire sanctification in which we are baptized with the Holy Spirit and cleansed from the carnal mind.

3. Growth in grace after sanctification in which we walk in new light as it is given and are made more and more like Jesus.

4. Immortality of body and soul.

Jesus Christ

He is one with the Father and with the Holy Spirit, but for our redemption He became Man. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He was without sin. He died to save us, but arose from the dead and is now ascended to heaven where He is at the right hand of God, interceding for us. We look for His return in power and majesty to set up a millennial kingdom on earth. At the last He will judge the world in righteousness.

The Holy Spirit

He is one with the Father and the Son. He is a Person and is God's Agent in convicting and convincing sinners of sin. He regenerates believing sinners, and sanctifies consecrated Christians. He magnifies Christ in the lives of believers and energizes them to live victoriously.

The Ordinances

We believe that Christ and His apostles ordained two ordinances to be practiced by His Church: water baptism and the Lords supper. We insist on no exclusive method or mode of baptism or of partaking the Lords supper.? Let each be fully persuaded in his own mind. These ordinances are outward symbols, teaching of the inner life, the faith, and the hope of believers.

The Church

The Church is more than a denomination and more than all the denominations. It is composed of true believers in Jesus Christ. Christ is the Head and the Husband of the Church. Believers should meet together in local assemblies for the worship of God and for Christian fellowship. The Church has been commissioned by Christ to take the gospel to every creature: it is therefore missionary.

The Lord's Day

We keep the first day of the week as the Lord's Day, or Sabbath, because Christ arose from the dead on the first day of the week The early church kept this day in commemoration of Gods finished plan of redemption. We should keep it as a day of rest and worship.

The Hereafter