To Reach Martin and Beyond with the Love of Jesus!
In everything we do, we seek to shepherd these four areas
To equip people with practical Biblical teaching,
To empower God's people to accomplish their God ordained purpose,
Is for the people of our city, our region, and our world to know God as Father, to know Jesus His Son, and to follow His Holy Spirit!
Our Mission Field
We reach out to all people and welcome all people to worship Jesus with us, but our outreach focus is on the unchurched. When we say unchurched, we are referencing those who have never been a a part of a bible believing church or those who currently are not active in a bible believing church.
The Bible, the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
God--There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three Manifestations: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ--Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit--The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
Man--Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
Salvation--The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
The Return of Jesus Christ--The personal, premillenial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
Future Events--There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
The Church--The true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.
Baptism and Communion--Water baptism by immersion after accepting Christ as personal Savior is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth, in sacred and symbolic manner, the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.
- Living with integrity and accountability in all we do.
- Treating each other with dignity and respect.
- Encouraging personal growth by developing and empowering our people.
- Improving the organization by improving ourselves.
- Moving our ministry to greater ethnic diversity.
- Leaving a legacy of hope and promise to future generations.
- Setting a Godly example in all that we do.
- Operating professionally and efficiently.
- Developing a strong, competent, unified, spirit-filled leadership team and staff.
- Helping our members and partners reach their potential in Christ.
- Providing anointed leadership for all ministries.
The Shepherd's Field seeks to reach Martin and beyond by seeking the presence of God, responding to the voice of God, loving the people of God, and fulfilling the great commission of God.