Voices of Hope Music Camps Return This Summer!

We are excited to welcome back the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir’s summer program, inviting children in 1st – 12th grade who LOVE to SING! In each of these week-long camps, singers will learn musical skills including part-singing, sight-reading, and vocal technique, culminating in a performance at the end of the week. Our goal is to introduce young people to the sheer joy of singing and to encourage them to perform and grow in a supportive environment! Our program is entirely tuition free, because we feel very strongly that music education should be available to every child.

We meet Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm with a performance at 6:30pm on Friday. You may choose to attend one session or both (we encourage both!). Parents are asked to sign their children in each morning and are encouraged to come back between 2:30 – 3:00pm each day before pick up to hear the group’s progress. Each camper is asked to bring a daily lunch, and is encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We provide additional snacks, water, pencils, music materials, and performance T-shirts. The kids will be creating simple sets for a fun concert, and younger campers will have time after lunch break to work on additional crafts. We meet each morning in the Sheepfold modular on the Shepherd’s Grove campus, with each week’s final performance to be held in the sanctuary. The church is located at: 12921 Lewis St, Garden Grove, CA 92840.

Please email a completed registration form (link at the bottom of this article) to sarah.grandpre@hourofpower.org. Space is limited, so early sign up is encouraged.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Sarah Grandpré

Director of Voices of Hope Children’s Choir


Voices of Hope Children’s Choir is available to children throughout Orange County. Our vision is to awaken a love of music in our youngest generations, and to share the message of hope with our local, national, and international communities through the Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller television program and various concert venues. We seek educate young people in the art of collaborative singing and performing, and to teach them to embrace their unique God-given abilities. We aim to enrich children’s lives through artistic excellence, and to develop their self-confidence and musical experience in a safe and supportive environment.

Voices of Hope Children’s Choir Summer Music Camps ‘17

July 17th-21st  – Pop Music

July 24th-28th – Broadway Music

VOH Summer Camp Registration

Shepherd’s Grove Loves Moms!

We had a blast on Mother’s Day celebrating our Moms at Shepherd’s Grove. We watched a video featuring what our kids love about their moms, we enjoyed pink sprinkle donuts, and we smiled for our photo booth. Check our your photos down below and share them using #SGlovesmoms!

4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Financial Planning Ministry’s Estate Planning Seminar

On Sunday, April 30th, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, in the activity center, we are grateful to be hosting the Financial Planning Ministry (FPM) here at Shepherd’s Grove! They are are a trustworthy non-profit organization dedicated to helping you protect your assets for the people and ministries you care about with proven success!

Here are the top 4 reasons why you won’t want to miss this seminar:

  1. Learn about what wills, trusts, and estates mean from a biblical perspective turn your earthly treasures into Kingdom ones!
  2. Receive free assistance in setting up a will, living trust, or estate or update your existing one!  
  3. Set up an additional one-on-one meeting with FPM, (again, at no charge), to further establish and secure your will and estate.
  4. If nothing else has peaked your interest, there will be light refreshments to enjoy!


Sign up sheets will be at the CONNECT table Sundays on the plaza. Or call Shepherd’s Grove at (714) 971-4000 for more information.

Click the image above to visit the FPM site

Lasting Legacy: A Tribute to Don Neuen

Whenever folks talk about the Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller and Shepherd’s Grove Church, one of the first things that comes to mind is our amazing music, and our sensational choir. It’s no secret that we are blessed to have the “best choir in the world,” as Bobby says so often from the pulpit.

At the center of that excellence is conductor extraordinaire Don Neuen, who has been faithfully serving our congregation with his immense talent and knowledge for several decades.

Don is known worldwide as one of the best performance leaders in the world, and one of the foremost scholars and experts on the works of Handel. His textbooks and scholarly work is widely used, and have been translated and shared around the world.

He is also the recipient of numerous accolades, including the highest honor given to citizens from his home state of Indiana.

Recently, Bobby Schuller joined Don in the choir loft to announce his upcoming retirement, which can be watched here:

We are thrilled for Don to begin his next chapter, and are overjoyed to send him with best wishes as we celebrate his work and time with us.

On April 20, 2017 at 5:30pm we will be hosting our special event, “Lasting Legacy: A Tribute to Don Neuen,” to be held in the Arboretum at Christ Cathedral. This occasion will include dinner with Don and friends, shared reflections and memories from his time with us, and sensational performances from longtime favorites like Tom Tipton, Dorothy Benham, and Daniel Rodriguez. Of course, Don’s beloved choir will be there as well, showcasing the love and skill he has added over the years.

Tickets are available for purchase starting Sunday, March 12, in the plaza at Shepherd’s Grove, or by calling us at 714-971-4000. Cost will be $25, with a limited number of VIP tickets available for $100. This is an exclusive event, and tickets WILL sell out!

We wish nothing but the best to Don and his wife in their newest adventure, and invite you to join us in showing our love and admiration.

God loves you, Don, and so do we!

Tickets can be purchased here:  http://shepherdsgrove.seatyourself.biz


Don will be leading the Hour of Power Choir for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah at Shepherd’s Grove on Friday, April 14 at 7:30 pm. This free event is open to all! learn more here.

Handel’s Messiah coming to Shepherd’s Grove

This upcoming Friday, April 14, all are invited to attend a wonderful evening of music and celebration, as the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra performs the latter movements of Handel’s Messiah, led by world-renowned Handel scholar, conductor Don Neuen.

Considered by many to be one of the preeminent scholars on the works of Handel, Neuen’s directorship in this performance will be a celebration of decades leading the Hour of Power’s choral excellence. His well-deserved retirement following this concert means that this will be an exceptional and uncommon opportunity to see and hear Handel in the hands of an expert.

Messiah features many wonderful solos, and the wide talent of our celebrated choir will be on full display. Rarer still, to have such skill freely available to enjoy is worth bringing your friends and family!

The concert will begin at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary, with doors opening shortly before. This concert is non-ticketed and will be open to everyone (attendees will be given the opportunity to make a love offering if they so wish). We are expecting a very full house, and seating will be first come, first serve. Please call 714-971-4000 with any questions you may have.

Christmas Village returns to Shepherd’s Grove


2015 Shepherd’s Grove Christmas Village

Come celebrate the Christmas season with our community as we welcome back the Christmas Village to Shepherd’s Grove! This is a wonderful opportunity to share in the joy of the holidays with family and friends, taking place Dec. 10 from 6pm-9pm.

There will be some wonderful things to see and do this year, including festive holiday crafts, sweet cookie decorating, and a chance to visit with Santa himself! And, despite the traditionally warm California weather around the holidays, our forecast is calling for REAL SNOW to play in! If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, take a ride on our exciting 35-foot sled run. There will be delicious treats, warm drinks, and plenty of fun to be had, all completely free of charge. So come, and bring your family in friends to this Christmas wonderland.

If you’re interested in helping to make the fun, stop by our Connect table this Sunday, or give us a call at (714) 971-4000. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Nick Vujicic at Shepherd’s Grove Oct. 16

On October 16, 2016, we will have Nick Vujicic with us here at Shepherd’s Grove. Nick was born with a rare genetic abnormality which prevented the growth of arms and legs, but hasn’t let it stop him from leading a fulfilling life, and touching the minds and hearts of people from all around the world!

Recently, Nick visited with our Hour of Power family in the Netherlands, and shared the following in their publication, HoopMagazine. Get to know his story in his own words, as we look forward to his upcoming visit!

Different from Birth

“My parents always taught me that everything happens for a reason and that you should always try your hardest, trust God and never give up. I’m
grateful to them for that. My parents not only did an amazing job raising me; they also had the courage to have more children…On the day I was born, my nick-1dad stood next to my mom and saw a little shoulder, but no arm. He almost fainted when he saw that, and the nurse had to escort him out of the room. I had what is called phocemelia. I have no limbs, and there isn’t any medical explanation for it. The doctors said I was likely to grow up a vegetable.

My mother said: “Take him away, I don’t want to see him!” My dad comforted her and said: “He’s beautiful.” They took me home, but it took three or four months for my mother to make her peace with it.”

Wrestling with Suicide

“When I was six, I tried to live with prosthetic limbs, but after months of trying I found that all they did was limit me and I tried to function without as much as I could.

I was the first disabled person in the Australian school system and I was bullied. My parents encouraged me to ignore it, but I didn’t want to be special. I wanted nothing more than to have arms and legs, and to be like everyone else! Everyone searches for something to make them happy – for some people it’s money, or drugs or alcohol. I just wanted to not be rejected. Every time another kid made fun of me or excluded me from a game, my fear came back. But my parents kept believing in me and told me they would never give me up. At home, I was safe. When I was ten, I wanted to kill myself. I felt worthless, and I thought I would always be a burden to my parents and never get married. That’s why as a teenager, I wanted to be as independent as possible. My parents encouraged me and said: “You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you try.” Now I can do all kinds of things like swimming, fishing and snowboarding. I can brush my own teeth and wash my own hair. In every situation, I try to achieve as much as I can. It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it. I am no longer afraid of failure.”

Finding Hope

“I started giving speeches when I was about 19, and I travelled the world. I had family in California and they encouraged me to come over: “Nick, make your dreams come true! You can reach the whole world!” they said. I started Life Without Limbs and now, the organization has existed for over a decade. I’ve been to more than 53 countries and travelled millions of miles – it’s true! I am incredibly grateful to be able to speak for world leaders, but also to orphans and those who have been hurt or forgotten. I have a caregiver who travels with me. It’s so great talking to young people. They’re in the middle of a phase in which they’re still really being formed, discovering their values and setting goals. In my experiences with younger people, I see that sometimes it’s worse to live in a broken home than to live without limbs. I want to tell them they don’t have to be afraid. It’s not about the outside. It’s about who you are on the inside. I always think of my father who said: “you’re a gift, you just came in a different package.”

photo-jun-02-18-04-06Love at First Sight

“I’m also married now. My wife Kanae is Japanese-American; we met in Texas. It was love at first sight. We are so grateful to have met each other!

Three months after we started seeing each other, I went through a personal crisis. I wanted to start a couple of companies, but it didn’t work out. Someone stole money from me. I had to ask my parents for money and when all of that hit home, I fell back into a depression and into the fear of being fearsome to others. All I did was cry. And what’s more, I couldn’t believe that Kanae would stay with me. But she said ‘I’m not going anywhere. I’ll get a job, it’ll be all right.’ That was when I knew she would be my wife. Nine months later, I asked her to marry me and one year after we were married, our son Kiyoshi was born and then Dejan.”

Being a Miracle

“My message goes beyond church walls and is based on my belief in Jesus. I tell people not to give up. Sometimes, we’re waiting for a miracle that doesn’t happen. I myself wished many things were different in my life. But the thought of me being a miracle in someone else’s life gives my own life value. We all have our worries. I’m no superhero. But I do embrace life as much as I can and focus on what is most important.”

To learn more about Nick and Life Without Limbs, please visit www.lifewithoutlimbs.org.

NEW Sunday Service Pre-Launch Celebration!

As you have probably heard by now, our church is growing! So much in fact, that we are adding another Traditional service, beginning at 8 am on September 11, 2016. This service will be a mirror image of the 9:25 am service, with all of the wonderful music and worship our congregation loves.

For four Sundays at 8 am,  beginning August 21, leading up to and including our new Sunday morning Traditional service, join your Shepherd’s Grove family for special celebrations. Attend all four events and become an 8 am Sunday Service Charter Member, and have your name written down as a part of the living history of Shepherd’s Grove!



Aug. 21 in the Activity Center. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and gather together to lift up this new service during a time of community prayer.Pre Launch crop 1



Aug. 28 in the Sanctuary. Select choir and orchestra members will inspire us all during a concert of spiritual classics.



Sept. 4 on the Plaza. Enjoy a sweet treat while musically talented members of our church staff entertain us with pop favorites.



Sept. 11 in the Sanctuary. Be there for the very first early morning traditional service, which is just like the 9:25 am service.


This is such an exciting time in the ministry of this Church, and we’re so glad to have you as a part of it. God loves you, and so do we!

NEW on the YouVersion Bible App: “Stability in a Fragile World”

Now on the popular YouVersion Bible app, you will find Bible Study Plans based on recent message series that I have presented at Shepherd’s Grove and on Hour of Power.

YouVersion1440My first seven-day reading plan is available now. My hope is that this reading plan offers you practical steps to finding “Stability in a Fragile World.” You may be experiencing a tough season as you carry a big burden, be it financial, physical, relational, or spiritual. In the midst of all of these trials that are the suffering of life, God is faithful to carry us through. Through this reading plan, I invite you to spend just a few minutes a day reflecting on His faithfulness.

I hope you’ll also look for more plans to come in the months ahead. It’s my hope that these reading plans provides you with a sense of hope and encouragement, and that you are reminded each day you read that God loves you just as you are. I truly believe that time spent in His word and His presence refreshes and restores us more than anything else.

The YouVersion Bible app, available for download at bible.com, provides a free Bible on your phone, tablet, or computer that brings God’s Word into your daily life. The plans offer a simple way to read the Bible every day, just a little at a time.


Bobby Schuller plays Pokemon Go and recognizes it is bringing new people to church.

How Pokémon is Bringing People to Church

Bobby Schuller plays Pokemon Go and recognizes it is bringing new people to church. In the coming weeks, you may notice some rather odd behavior on our church campus. Both familiar and unfamiliar faces, wandering around seemingly at random in front of our sanctuary, staring intently at their smartphones, held up as though they are taking a picture.

Don’t worry. They’re not crazy. They’re just playing Pokemon GO.

Bobby Schuller, who has taken up the game himself, had this to say:

“I really like this game, because it’s family friendly and has gamers getting off the couch and out hiking.”
This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for us as a Church to show how everyone belongs by welcoming these folks on to our campus. The game itself uses a mapping system, highlighting places of interest in the real world to visit for in-game rewards. Shepherd’s Grove was chosen as one of these places of interest, and it has already begun to draw people to our church!

“We always want to be a church at the center of the community in Orange County,” said Bobby, when asked about our church’s connection to the game, “We’d love to see people hanging out on our lobby playing Pokemon Go!”

So, if you are here with us at the church, and you see someone walking with phone in-hand, be sure to point him or her in the right direction!

For those of you who are playing Pokemon GO, we invite you to join us in the foyer immediately following the first service (around 10:45 am) at our Pokéstop to take advantage of a Lure Module that will be place there. Happy training!

Pokemon Go Players Visit Shepherd's Grove

Pokemon Go Players Visit Shepherd’s Grove


This post was written by Cameron Jackson, the Digital Influence Specialist for Shepherd’s Grove/Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller.