These articles comprise what we as a congregation believe, how we will live together and be governed. Our Confession of Faith summarizes what we believe the Bible to teach about essential doctrinal matters while the Church Covenant states how we intend to live as a church and carry out the "one another" passages of Scripture. The Constitution and By-Laws outline how we will be governed.
A shepherd statement is an article put together by the elders of RGBC to give clarity on how we understand various issues that are not specifically addressed in our Statement of Faith. They are not binding in the same way as the Statement of Faith or Church Covenant but are instead intended to help the congregation understand how the elders intend to teach, lead and counsel on various issues.