Otter Creek Church is a family growing to be like Jesus.
That can mean a lot of different things to different people. At a minimum it means two important things which shape everything we do as a community of faith:
We are a family.
We are trying to be like Jesus.
That's kind of it...You might have been expecting something more complex. It almost seems too simple. But from those two objectives springs an amazingly beautiful community of people who are working at loving each other and the world for the sake of the Kingdom of God. That's why we serve the poor. That's why we teach our children about scripture. That's why we share meals together. That's why we take care of each other when we need help in the midst of life's challenges. We aren't doing it perfectly, but we'd love to have you join us on this journey of becoming a family growing to be more like Jesus.
In January of 2020 the Otter Creek Shepherds launched the Vision 2029 for the next decade of life for the OC Church. This decade is special to us because at its conclusion in the year 2029 we will celebrate our 100th anniversary as a church family.
The Shepherds’ 2029 Mission Statement is, “Otter Creek Church is a family growing to be like Jesus.”
How to go about executing that mission is what is laid out in the Vision 2029, which is shaped by our Core Beliefs, our Core Values, our reliance on Scripture, and remembering the journey of our first 90 years together. You can learn more about those shaping forces and who we want to be in the future in the VISION 2029 document.