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Top 4 Reasons to Attend at 8:00 am

Here at Shepherd’s Grove, we are big fans of Sunday. It is the beginning of our week, and the perfect time to realign and motivate ourselves for the days to come.

Recently, we have had the joyous problem of an overflowing Traditional service at 9:25 am, and have launched an 8:00 am service to accommodate the blessing of growing attendance. This is a fantastic opportunity for both church members and newcomers alike, as our new timeslot has a few unique advantages. So, as our invitation to join us for the earlier time of worship, here are a few great reasons to consider the move!

  1. Beat the Crowd

First and foremost, this service is to alleviate the overcrowding caused by having only one Traditional service. If you’ve been with us on any recent Sunday, you know how difficult it can be to secure a seat in the pews. Again, this is an absolutely wonderful difficulty to have, as it means our message of love and dignity is touching people in our community, and compelling them to join us. We rejoice in God’s power to impact lives through our work!

Join us for the same, quality worship you've come to love!

Join us for the same, quality worship you’ve come to love!

By coming to our 8:00 am service, you will have the advantage of a more unhurried selection of seats. We want our congregation to feel comfortable in our church, as we attempt to be hospitable in God’s home.

  1. Enjoy your Sunday

As Bobby has often said, having a day to relax and enjoy is essential for spiritual health. SO often, our hurried lives can lead to stress and anxiety about what is happening and what is to come. Your Sunday should be a chance to decompress, and to experience life as God has called us to.

Consider our 8:00 am a chance to get a head start on your Sunday. Come, be filled with and inspired by the sermon, music, and church life, and go out with more time left in your day for that which brings you happiness!

Of course, church is not just something to be “gotten over with” every week, but rather to be the staring point to a Christ-centered life. The Christian week may begin with church, but it does not end with the doxology. Go out, and be rejuvenated with more Sunday to enjoy.

  1. Welcome Newcomers

One of the greatest joys in our faith is welcoming new attendees to our church, and helping them to become a part of our family. Our church is wonderful at

All your favorites, including the world-renowned Hour of Power Choir, will be there!

All your favorites, including the world-renowned Hour of Power Choir, will be there!

bringing in new people, as evidenced by our growing numbers!

Many things go in to whether a church feels welcoming to a new person or family, and we want to make every effort to put our new friends at ease. Numerous church analysts report that a key negative in a welcoming church environment is if a church service feels either too empty, or too full.

When a service reaches over 80% capacity, it can be unwelcoming to first-timers, making it feel like there isn’t a place left for them. When sparsely attended, a service can feel undesirable. Our goal as a church family should be to make these new friends feel as welcomed and loved as possible, no matter when they choose to attend.

So, we are asking those able to make the switch to our 8:00 am service to do so, as we continue to celebrate our growth, and not give reason for it to stop. This is our church home, and like any good hosts, we want to accommodate our guests to the best of our ability. By coming earlier, you are helping to show your love to our new attendees at that hour with a richer environment, and opening up space for others at 9:25 am.

  1. Support the Team

In order to bring the same level of quality performance and fellowship to our 8:00 am service, all of us – from the choir and orchestra, to the staff and volunteers – have committed to getting up even earlier (many arriving at 6 am or before!) to serve our congregation with the best of our ability. We are dedicated to

Our staff and volunteers will be there, and we'd love to have you as well!

Our staff and volunteers will be there, and we’d love to have you as well!

making the very best church opportunities for our congregants and community, and have worked diligently to make this 8:00 am service a reality.

At our earlier time, you’ll get the same caliber of excellence in worship you’ve come to expect from us, with all the heart and support we can give. We love our church, and we are willing to do what we can to help that love grow. We invite you to join us in this effort.

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We are so blessed to have a ministry that reaches so many, from our growing number of folks in person here at Shepherd’s Grove, to our burgeoning audiences around the world through the Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller program. Our foundation of support lies in you, our wonderful congregation. You carry the message of love and dignity out with you from our services every Sunday, and we are grateful for the light you share with us all.

Christmas Eve will be a Magical Time at Shepherd’s Grove

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Don Neuen leads the Hour of Power Choir

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already here! With all of the busyness that comes with it, the holiday season can be over before we really get to appreciate it. We here at Shepherd’s Grove know how difficult it can be to set aside even a few moments to reflect on the season. While time may seem short, we would like to offer you an opportunity to take in Christmas with a service dedicated to its joy and meaning.

On Christmas Eve, we invite you and yours to experience the majesty of the holidays with us, as we celebrate with sensational music, powerful words, and the wonderful hope in the birth of the Savior.

Our Choir and Orchestra will immerse you in the anthems of the season, working in harmony with our Modern worship team to celebrate with one and all. Hear the Gospel not just read, but proclaimed in exuberant celebration. Take in Bobby Schuller’s message, as he passionately speaks into the birth of Jesus and what it means for us, even today.

As Bobby often says, “Nobody does Christmas quite like Shepherd’s Grove,” and we are aiming to prove him right once again. Hope and rejoice with us this Christmas Eve, and may we all have a blessed new year.

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There will be two services on December 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. For more information, please call Shepherd’s Grove at (714)971-4000.

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Sunset Fellowship at Shepherd's Grove

Sunset Fellowship at Shepherd’s Grove

by Pastor Bill Bennett

Are you longing for an old time, small church? Do you miss the old hymns- like the “Old Rugged Cross”? Do you miss knowing everyone there? Do you long to develop some great friendships? Do you desire prayer for you? Then you would enjoy the Sunday Evening Sunset Fellowship.

The Sunday evening Fellowship is an informal praise, prayer and fellowship time together, much less of a “church service” and, in effect, more of a “Christian family” that gathers together each Sunday evening for a good time together with scripture and lots of praise music and prayer. Even a time called “Prayerful Ponderings” with Pastor Sandra Herron.  We refer to this event as our “Sunset Fellowship”, with a time to get together for refreshments and fellowship following our praise and prayer time.

Our goal is to create an environment that people enjoy coming to and know that we are a “family” where we care for each other and pray for each other. A lot of our “family” have special hurts and special needs and are in need of prayer and fellowship, something that is very difficult to give them in a larger church setting. Many of our folks are alone, having lost a spouse or loved one, and we are here to help fill that void. The fact that we are reaching those, who need companionship and fellowship, is that nobody wants to leave our after service fellowship and would rather just “hang out” with us.

Oftentimes we will have special, spiritual music with professional and oft times recording artists, such as Daniel Rodriguez. We celebrate special occasions such as a Hot dog BBQ along with a patriotic orchestra on Memorial Sunday and an old fashion Ice Cream social on Independence Sunday. And, looking ahead to Veteran’s Recognition Sunday, we will celebrate with the Salvation Army Band, blessing us with spiritual and patriotic music.

So you can see that we, really, enjoy getting together for a time of worship and fellowship each Sunday evening and wish to extend an invitation to you to join us. If you have any questions or need more information, please call Pastor Bill Bennett at (714) 971-4034 or Pastor Sande Herron at (714)392-0269.


Pastor Bill Bennett

Pastor Bill Bennett

Pastor Bill has had an active part in Crystal Cathedral/Shepherd’s Grove Ministries since 1991, serving in many capacities including General Counsel, teacher, pastor, Board member, counselor, etc. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor for the Sunday Evening Service and the Early Bird Bible Study. He is a Consistory member, and is on the Pastoral Leadership Team. His current status is  “Pastor Emeritus”. Bill is married to Hilda and has three children and five granddaughters.

Podcast

Humility Leads to Wealth, Honor, and Life

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues the series “Everyday God – Living a Life Saturated in God’s Presence” with the message “Humility Leads to Wealth, Honor, and Life” during the worship service at Shepherd’s Grove. Bobby is joined by Tully Wilkinson and Grove Worship during this service.

About Shepherd’s Grove Pastor Bobby Schuller:

Bobby Schuller serves as lead pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA  and also for the Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller, the ministry’s weekly televised church service to millions around the world since 1970. 

He has been featured on TV shows such as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and The Learning Channel’s The Messengers. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s (Chautauqua, NY) one-hundred-fifty-year history, and is president of the St. Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange, CA.

As an author, he has written books such as, Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide, and the trilogy, Know the Love of God Forever, Love Your Soul as God Loves You, and Show the Love of God to Others.

Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children, Haven and Cohen.

Bobby Schuller - Shepherd's Grove Podcast

From Bitterness to Blessing

Pastor Bobby Schuller preaches from Shepherd’s Grove church in Garden Grove, CA. This week Bobby continues the series “The Mind of Christ” with the message “From Bitterness to Blessing.” We hope you are blessed with the worship and message this week!

About Bobby Schuller:

Bobby Schuller, serves as lead pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA  and also for the Hour of Power, the ministry’s weekly-televised church service to millions around the world since 1970. 

He has been featured on TV shows such as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and The Learning Channel’s The Messengers. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s (Chautauqua, NY) one-hundred-fifty-year history, and is president of the St. Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange, CA.

As an author, he has written books such as, Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide, and the trilogy, Know the Love of God Forever, Love Your Soul as God Loves You, and Show the Love of God to Others.

Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children, Haven and Cohen.

Bobby Schuller - Shepherd's Grove Podcast

You Don’t Have to Worry – Trust Jesus!

Bobby Schuller continues the message series “Life of the Beloved” with the message “You Don’t Have to Worry – Trust Jesus!” He is joined by worship leader Tully Wilkinson and the worship team for this uplifting service.

About Bobby Schuller:

Bobby Schuller, serves as lead pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA  and also for the Hour of Power, the ministry’s weekly-televised church service to millions around the world since 1970. 

He has been featured on TV shows such as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and The Learning Channel’s The Messengers. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s (Chautauqua, NY) one-hundred-fifty-year history, and is president of the St. Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange, CA.

As an author, he has written books such as, Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide, and the trilogy, Know the Love of God Forever, Love Your Soul as God Loves You, and Show the Love of God to Others.

Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children, Haven and Cohen.

Bobby Schuller - Shepherd's Grove Podcast

You Are Not What You Have, But You’ll Have Real Treasure!

This week Pastor Bobby Schuller continues the series “Life of the Beloved” with the message “You Are Now What You Have, But You’ll Have Real Treasure!” Bobby is joined by worship leader Tully Wilkinson and the worship team for the contemporary service at Shepherd’s Grove. The scripture for this message some from 1 Timothy 6: 10-12, 17-19.

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