What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

What We Believe

Our Approach

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church belongs to the Denver Presbytery and the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA). We come from the Reformed tradition of Protestant Christianity.

  • Our approach to the Christian life centers on three general principles: God’s love is for everybody, and everyone is welcome to join us on the journey of faith.
  • The teachings of Jesus guide our decisions and how we carry them out.
  • As a result, we live out our faith by making sure our actions are an extension of our beliefs.
  • Our goal in Christian discipleship is to live as followers of Jesus by announcing his good news and preparing for eternal life. So we try to do three things well: We worship, we study to learn to love and serve the Lord better and better, and we live out the Gospel in practical, concrete ways.

Community Focus

○ Engaging the community is more important than preserving an institution.
○ Encouraging facility use and resources to shift toward community engagement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

○ We demonstrate hospitality.
○ Nurture faith for generational transformation.
○ Develop leaders who are diverse, inclusive and adaptive.
○  Matthew 25 focus: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism, eradicating systemic poverty


○  To be generative is to generate, dream, create, renew, originate, and be part of the generating word of God. We are made new as we join with the creative One who makes all things new.
○  Vision and re-envisioning are always part of our life together, not a once-in-a-while episode.
○  We respond to the creativity of the Spirit with flexibility, encouragement, and trust.

Who We Are

We come from all walks of life, many political persuasions, and many religious backgrounds. What unites us and keeps us moving forward together is the firm belief and trust that God is in charge, and God’s will for all people is to live in holy love, peace, and justice.

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