WHO WE ARE

THE 3 BASICS



Shepherd’s Grove is a community of happy and whole students of Jesus. We’ve chosen to be a radically hospitable faith community focused on spiritual formation with God, our community with each other, and our missional calling to the world we live in. We believe that God’s kingdom is flourishing and thriving, growing and bearing fruit. It’s our mission to join God in what he is already doing in the world he created with such love and care.




01 / We aim to be a church of happy and whole students of Jesus.

Happiness is a core value of ours at Shepherd’s Grove. We believe that as we encounter the life-changing person of Jesus and seek to mold our lives to be like him, we are transformed to be genuinely happy people. For us, being a happy and whole student of Jesus is accomplished as we gather in community during our Sunday morning services, grow in discipleship through small groups, and use our gifts to give back to the community. You’ll find this language throughout everything we do at Shepherd’s Grove.


02 / Dignity shapes everything we do.

At Shepherd’s Grove, we believe every person deserves dignity because every person is loved by God. Our love and dignity for others is a direct overflow from the love and dignity we receive from God. This affects everything we do and enables us to model God’s love to others who look, act, or believe differently than we do. We are dedicated to sharing God’s love with our local community.


03 / We are a local church with a global mission.

Every day, we have the immense joy of sharing God’s love and dignity with our local community – and millions of people around the world. We are blessed to share our ministry beyond the Shepherd’s Grove church campus through the internationally televised Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller. So, don’t be surprised to see cameras, folks wearing headsets or a large jib when you walk through our front doors. During our services and part of Hour of Power, you’ll also hear from actors, authors, ministry founders, athletes, pastors, and/or music artists who have an inspirational story to share with our church attenders and viewers.

We are so proud of our television ministry and the many lives around the world that have been transformed through it – and we think you will be, too. You may even see yourself on an episode or two!



FOR VISITORS



Physical Address: 12921 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Shepherd’s Grove is located on the corner of Garden Grove Blvd and Lewis St., three blocks southwest of The Outlets at Orange, near the 22/57 interchange. Find all the details you need on our Church Campus page.
Special parking spaces are reserved for first-time visitors and for families with little ones. Enter the parking lot from Lewis Street and continue straight ahead if you’re a first-time visitor or turn right at the stop sign for family-friendly parking, then look for the gray signs. If you don’t see them right away, our parking lot attendants will be happy to show you to these spaces! Parking for those with limited mobility is available in the front of the parking lot, near the Plaza. If those spaces are full, a golf cart is constantly circling on Sundays to take you to the right spot.
All of our services are held in the Sanctuary. If you park in the Shepherd’s Grove lot, you will walk up to the Sanctuary building and find your way inside. If you arrive before the prior service has finished, we invite you to grab a cup of coffee or small bite to eat on our Plaza – and check out our Welcome, Connect, Outreach, and Bookstore tables while you’re there!
Whether your kids are in elementary school, middle school, high school or are still in diapers, there’s a special place for them at Shepherd’s Grove. During our 9:25 am and 11:15 am services, little ones 0-3 years old are nurtured in our Nursery (located in the House, just adjacent to the Sanctuary), while kids in kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about Jesus in a safe, fun and creative setting during our Children’s Ministry (located in the Quad, on the north end of our campus). Also in the Quad, middle and high school students (grades 6-12) meet together during the 9:25 am and 11:15 am services!
We desire to create a safe and friendly worship space for all our guests and members. If you have questions about anything, we encourage you to seek out a pastor, usher, or volunteer to help you. Here are a few things that will help you out: We have several kid-friendly areas, so there is no need to miss the service if your child gets fussy. During the Modern service, the Family Room in the back of the Sanctuary has audio of the service, as well as comfortable seating if you need to leave the Sanctuary. Regarding cell phones, we ask that everyone silence all mobile devices before entering the service to create a focused worship space for everyone.
For those who need them, Assisted Listening Devices are available during the Traditional service. You may pick one up at the back of the Sanctuary or see an usher for assistance.
We offer two different styles of worship, and we welcome you to try out both! You may find that you prefer one over the other, but you may also like to switch back and forth. No matter what you prefer, you can always expect a high level of engagement from the congregation, and you will always hear the same sermon in either service. Offered at 8 am and 9:25 am, our Traditional worship service features traditional hymns and anthems, with a wide range of sacred music by current arrangers and composers, led by our choir and orchestra. Our 11:15 am Modern service is led by our band, Grove Worship, and proclaims Jesus through a mix of dynamic, contemporary and original music.
No matter your personal style, we want you to feel comfortable at Shepherd’s Grove. If you prefer dressy, business, or casual attire, chances are there will be others dressed like you. As for your kids? Children learn while they play, and we encourage hands-on play so that children are learning through all their senses. Painting and other “messy” activities are also encouraged, so use your own judgment about how dressed up your child is while at church. Our middle and high school students usually dress casually on Sundays and Thursday evenings because games and sporting events are often held outside and involve getting messy.
Our pastors would love to meet you! When available, Bobby and Hannah (or the preaching pastor of the week) make every attempt to briefly meet folks between services at the Bookstore on the Plaza. If the preaching pastor is not available after worship, the assisting pastor(s) can be found on the Plaza after each service. If you would like a more in-depth visit with any of the pastors, please visit the CONNECT table to set up a time for a personal visit or phone call.