Centrally located in the hill area of Fredericton’s south side a few blocks from the UNB campus, we are a friendly evangelical church—aiming to follow Jesus with a life that is rooted in the Bible and the historic faith of the Christian church. We are one of Fredericton’s newer churches, having formed in December of 2009. Our congregation is made up of a wide range of people. Here you will find lots of young families as well as people in their eighties—and everyone in between. We believe that God has reached out to rescue his broken but beloved world through his Son Jesus Christ, whose death and resurrection form the centre of our whole life. We are called to give praise to God, not only with our words but also our lives. The name “Gentle Shepherd” draws on imagery from the Bible, where Jesus is seen as the leader and protector of his followers, and as one who wants to see us sharing together in the life he provides. We have a Sunday School for elementary children at 9:30 each Sunday from September to June, followed by our worship service at 10:30. This is a joyful time of praising God and hearing and growing in God’s Word, and all are welcome. See our “I’m New” page for details.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament, is the only divinely inspired and infallible revelation of God. It is our only guide and the final authority in matters pertaining to faith and life.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His conception by the Holy Spirit, His birth of the Virgin Mary, His real but sinless humanity, His voluntary humiliation in life as a Man of Sorrows culminating in His substitutionary and atoning death as a sacrifice for sin, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His Ascension into heaven as the only and eternal mediator between God and man and His coming in power and glory.
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit through whom man is born again to saving repentance and grace, and by whom the saints are sanctified and enabled to live a godly life.
We believe that the salvation of man is solely by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, that the saved partake of eternal life now and will share in that glorious resurrection which is to come.
We believe that man in consequence of the fall is utterly sinful and therefore lost and theunsaved will be raised for final judgment.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, that is, the only Holy universal church, which is the body of Christ.