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?"

Upcoming Next Steps events at the Porter Ranch campus.

  • March 10, 2019 ay 1:30 p.m. in Ministry Center 101
Click here to register for Next Steps with the Pastors

101 CLASS - "SAVED IN CHRIST" - Salvation and Baptism Class

"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. In this class we will cover four things you need to know to  be saved and three things you need to do before you are baptized. You can also schedule a time for your baptism.

Register for the next 101 class.

201 CLASS - "STRONG IN CHRIST" - Spiritual Disciplines Class

The Strong in Christ class is for those who would like to grow stronger in their Christian walk. Come learn how to develop new habits of daily Bible reading, tithing, and prayer. Also learn how to do this in community with other believers.

Register for the next 201 class.

301 CLASS - "SERVING CHRIST" - Finding Your Ministry

One of the best ways to stay connected to Christ and His Church is to find a place to serve. By jumping in and serving in a ministry at Shepherd, you’ll find your God-given passions and spiritual giftedness.

Register for the next 301 class.

401 CLASS - "SHARING CHRIST" - Sharing Jesus with Others

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.

Register for the next 401 class.


If you have completed the 101 "Saved in Christ" 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 25, 2019
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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