We are a community of people who are in process. We have imperfect and sometimes messy lives, but we are pursuing and experiencing a transforming relationship with Jesus and with others.  Whatever your story, your questions, doubts or struggles, you are welcome here.  We won't judge or condemn you, but we will partner with you to become everything that God intends for you to be.



906 Magnolia Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416



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Good Shepherd Community Church

IT'S CHURCH...  Just Different

One question we hear is, "Gathering Place.  Is that a church?"


The Church Jesus established was never intended to be a building, a style of meeting, or an event that people attend on a specific day of the week.  Jesus meant His church to be a family who would fulfill His plan on the earth.  You know, like the prayer - on earth as in heaven. 

It is our desire for our gathering to become more of what Jesus intended for His Body.  We are fully aware that we don't have all the answers as to what this means.  This may look different from a traditional Sunday morning, and it may change from week to week.  It may not even be on a Sunday, but we desire to let Abba out of our "religious box" and fulfill His plan in and through us.

Matthew 6:10 teaches us to pray for Abba's will to be done on earth as it is currently being done in heaven.  Our prayer is to establish a gathering where people can come together, worship, host His Presence, and experience the glory of heaven as it is in heaven.  We desire to host an atmosphere where sickness is healed, lives are restored and hope is released for everyone.  We believe that it is the gospel of the Kingdom that truly changes people, sets captives free, opens blind eyes, and heals the broken hearts on earth as it is in heaven.  


We would love to welcome you into our gathering and walk alongside you as we grow in the grace, love, and peace of Abba.


You don't have to dress up or clean up your act to belong here at the  Gathering Place. Just come as you are, and we'll do our best to help you take your next steps in your journey toward knowing God.

We hope you'll join us soon and give us the honor of doing our best to make you feel at home.


Each week Believers gather in one location to worship our Lord, learn of His Kingdom, develop a closer bond with Abba and with fellow Believers. The atmosphere is filled with expectancy as Holy Spirit leads our time together. Rituals and religion are removed while relationship is released.


The early Believers met daily in homes, sharing meals, singing, praising God, studying His Word and praying together.  It was in these gatherings that many miracles took place and faith was birthed for more.  Our Tuesday night gatherings in the Living Room at Gathering Place seek to rekindle what Jesus originally intended for His Family.

We want to invite you to gather with us soon. We'd love to get to know you and join with you as we grow closer to God and to each other.

David & Ruth Heim