About Our Church
Shady Grove wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. How do we go about that? Our mission is to help lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That's the driving purpose behind everything we do.
IN YOUR LIFE
We want to help you get to know God better and enable you to become who He's created you to be. No matter where you are in life, we'll help you figure out some next steps in your journey with Him. It could start with joining a LifeGroup, serving, participating in a personal growth plan, giving, or attending church regularly. Along the way, we hope to work with you to make the world a better place. Join us on Sunday mornings for our 10:30 worship service
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Love in all things. These are the things we hold to as the Essentials of the Faith:
The Bible: The Bible is the inspired, inerrant and authoritative Word of God for the Christian faith and living.
The Father: That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Son: In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in power and glory.
God the Holy Spirit: In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling every Christian is able to live a godly life.
Salvation: We believe that Jesus Christ died as the only sufficient, substitutionary sacrifice for our sins. All who believe in him are declared justified by the Father on the grounds of Jesus’ death and resurrection. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by grace through faith have been regenerated by and baptized in the Holy Spirit. They become, thereby, the children of God forever and members of the one true church, the universal Body of Christ. This salvation will result in righteous living and good works as the believer submits his or her life to the control of the Holy Spirit who directs the life of the believer in harmony with the Word of God.In the resurrection of both those who believe in Jesus and those who do not believe: those believing to eternal life with Christ and those unbelieving to eternal punishment in hell.
The Church: The church has never been, nor will ever be perfect. However, its shortcomings cannot deter us from our purpose as God's primary instrument of change in the world. We know that we were designed for community with other people, and the place of greatest community in the world should be the church. The church is not a corporation or a massive company. It is a new humanity created by the resurrection of Jesus Christ that expresses itself as a community of faith in Christ. The Scriptures describes it as a body or a family. Our church takes seriously our role to serve our community and exist as a place that offers people hope and purpose, even as we challenge people to discover and live a Christ-centered life.
Shady Grove is a Baptist associated church and a member of the Southern Baptist Rehoboth Association.