We are an interdenominational, Protestant congregation. Our 634 members reside in the Horseshoe Bay community and Highland Lakes area. The parishioners are very homogeneous in most respects. For instance, most are retired from professional careers. The most significant diversity among parishioners is their background and experience among numerous religious traditions present in America today (e.g., Methodist, Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, Bible Church, etc.).
Newcomers to the area choose our church to join a community of worshipers and to enjoy the unique camaraderie they find among the members. There are many activities within the church and there are volunteer opportunities to serve the church and the over fifty-six local, national, and international charitable agencies we support.
We believe in the unmerited, unearned favor and love of God.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not our own doing. It is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2: 8
Our relationship with God consists of total love for Him, which dominates our emotions, directs our thoughts, and is the dynamic for every action in our life. We share that love with others through kindhearted humility and mutual dependence.
“… “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22: 37-39
We embrace an interdenominational approach to church that promotes peace and understanding among all people and Christian traditions.
“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.“ 1 Corinthians 1: 10
We believe in the regular worship of God - praising our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer through the power of the Gospel and the gift of Christ’s atoning sacrifice for sin on the cross.
“Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 92: 1-2
We strive to share our time, talents, and gifts with each other and those in need throughout our church, our community, and the world.
“In all things I have shown you, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20: 35
We value placing Jesus first and faithful adherence to His Word. Equipped by the Holy Spirit, we believe in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28: 19-20
Draft Values Statement. 2023
We aspire to develop our spiritual maturity and grow the church family through:
Governed by a 14-member Board of Trustees, the congregation endeavors to meet the needs of its members and the larger community. A Benevolence Committee oversees the distribution of at least 32% percent of the annual congregational offerings to various helping agencies in the nearby community. In addition to meeting the congregations worship needs, the building serves as a meeting place for various community organizations.