Welcome! Here at Shepherd’s Grove, you belong before you believe. No matter what you do, what you’ve done in the past, what you have or what people say about you, you – yes, you – are welcome at Shepherd’s Grove. You are loved and valued just as you are, so bring your baggage and leave your masks at the door. There is no need to pretend. Come with your doubts, quirks, in shorts or in a suit and tie – it doesn’t matter. We love you, warts and all, and we hope you’ll join us for one of our three Sunday services.
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, traditional and original music.
CHILDREN’S & STUDENT MINISTRIES
Whether your kids are in elementary school or are still in diapers, there’s a special place for them at Shepherd’s Grove. At Shepherd’s Grove Children’s Ministry, we use an intensive screening process to ensure that your child’s experience is a positive and safe one.
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, hands-on and creative setting during our Children’s Ministry (located in the Quad, on the north end of our campus).
In the Nursery, we introduce little ones three years old or younger to Jesus through care that exemplifies the love of Christ. Stories, music, play, and snacks enable these babies and toddlers to know that God cherishes them.
K – 5TH GRADE
For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, check in begins 15 minutes prior to service. Your child will enjoy a fast-paced variety of thematic music, and multi-media and hands-on learning. We use fun and creativity to communicate the love of Jesus and truth of God’s word!
6TH – 12TH GRADE
During our 9:25 am service, students will meet in the Quad (north of the parking lot) for a time of discipleship and community together. Because growing and giving together are core values at Shepherd’s Grove, students who attend the 11:15 am service will be encouraged to serve on a volunteer team or sit in the Sanctuary together.
SUNDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Sundays at 11:15 AM, Sheepfold (modular). People of all ages and marital statuses meet to learn positive Bible truths and receive love and support in this group led by Dr. Jim Kok, Pastor of Care Ministries.
Christian Life Fellowship
Sundays at 11 AM, Classroom-16. Join this group where Jesus Christ is Lord for positive teachings, discussions, heartfelt warmth, and great refreshments.
Early Bird Bible Study
Sundays at 8:15 AM, Classroom-19. Warm fellowship and refreshments start the worship day followed by prayer and great teaching by Pastor Bill Bennett.
Sundays at 11 AM, Classroom-7. This dynamic, large group is filled with loving fellowship, heartfelt prayer, and caring support with the Rev. Glenn DeMaster teaching solid Bible lessons. Enjoy refreshments and friendship while learning to balance the keys of healthy Christ-following, which is belonging, growing, serving, reaching out, and worshipping.
Sundays at 11 AM, Classroom-19. Mature adult singles invite you to join this fun and spiritually focused group. (Also meets Tuesdays at 7 PM.)