What We Believe
What We Believe

What We Believe

What is The Gospel?

First of all, the gospel is good news—the good news of what God has done in Jesus Christ.  The Bible depicts people, all people, as in rebellion against God, and therefore under His judgment.  But, while God stands in judgment over us because of our sin (rebellion), amazingly He also stands over us in love because of His incredible grace.  The gospel is the good news of what God, in love, has done in Jesus Christ, through Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection, to deal with our sin and to reconcile us to Himself.

Good Shepherd St. Catharines believes in the power of Jesus Christ to transform lives, and upholds the teachings of the historic Church.  We believe in the strength of friendships and community, living in the love, compassion and presence of Jesus by being together, learning together and celebrating together.


We believe that God has made himself known to us in the person of Jesus Christ.  We hold on to this historical intervention of God through the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Christ.

We believe in the creedal tradition of the universal church, looking to the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed as pointing to the central tenets of faith that unite all Christians worldwide.

We hold to the teaching, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  His life, grace and teachings that enriched the lives of his disciples and the Church over 2000 years ago, continue to be relevant today.  We believe the Word of God never changes, but with God’s grace people can come to embrace His Truth, and receive His Forgiveness and Everlasting Life.


We are a church in the diocese of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) in the province of Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).  To learn more about what it is to be Christian and Anglican, please visit ANiC’s website here.