Next Steps


Find out what your Next Steps are to get more involved at Shepherd Church. You will also get an answer to the question, "How do I become a member of Shepherd Church?" To sign up, click on one of the links below to register or call the church office at 818.831.9333.

Upcoming Next Steps Classes at the Porter Ranch campus.

  • February 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ministry Center One


"If you were to die tomorrow, do you know for sure that you would go to heaven?" If you are not sure how to answer that question then this class is for you. In this class you will learn the foundational beliefs of Christianity. The Bible says Satan "prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Growing a firm foundation is necessary to be victorious in this spiritual battle. We challenge you to attend our Saved in Christ class.

Click here to register for the next class.


Following the Saved in Christ class, the Strong in Christ class is for those who would like to grow stronger in the knowledge of salvation and the Christian walk. Come learn how to develop new habits of daily Bible reading and prayer as you build relationships with other believers.

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Are you looking for a place to serve in the church and not sure where? In this class we will help you find a place that fits your passions and giftedness and where you can best serve and be a blessing to others.

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God made you to be you and to obey the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in your own way. Come learn how to share the good news about Jesus in natural and powerful ways that fit you. Get step-by-step guidance from discussions, self-assessments and video clips in this class. You will learn how to:

  • Build relationships with those who don't know Jesus
  • Answer their questions about God, Jesus and the Bible.
  • Share your own personal testimony.
  • Explain the gospel clearly and simply.

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In this class we will cover four things you need to know and three things you need to do before you are baptized. Then for those who decide they are ready, you will be given a tour of the baptistery area so that you know where to go and what will take place.

You can also schedule a time for your baptism.


If you have completed the Baptism Class or already talked to a Pastor or Decision Counselor about baptism, then we invite you to schedule yourself for one of our upcoming Baptism Weekends. Please email Pastor Shawn Walden at ​​

Baptisms at the Beach

Since 2006, Shepherd has been making the trek to Ventura with the goal of truly celebrating baptism. Throughout the years, we have seen thousands of people publicly declare their commitment to Christ by being baptized at the beach. All are welcome to join the celebration and participate in the church picnic and BBQ (donations welcome)!
Come celebrate with us!

When: Sunday, August 26th
Church BBQ: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Service and Baptisms: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: San Buenaventura State Beach Park
901 San Pedro St
Ventura, CA 93001

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