Adult Ministries

Mastering Your Marriage

The Mastering your Marriage class helps couples build a strong and divorce-proof marriage. Couples will be required to complete a short homework assignment each week, read a book together, and commit to a one TV-free evening each week for the duration of the class. Topics Include:

  • Living by the Book - Understanding God’s design for marriage.
  • Buttons, Hooks and Triggers -  Looking at how our past influences our marriage today.
  • Understanding (and Appreciating) Our Differences - Understanding and appreciating our differences.
  • He Said / She Said What did you say? -  Examining and practicing basic communication skills.
  • Ouch, That Hurt! -  Looking at conflicts in our marriages and healing any hurts.
  • Moving On -  Finding ways to keep growing together as a couple. Contact Jim Beebe | Abundant Life Christian Counseling | 818.787.1242

You can register for our next Mastering Your Marriage class by clicking here.

Vintage Ministry

The Vintage Ministry is made up of an exciting group of adults, ages 55 years and older, who meet each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. for a Devotional Fellowship at our Porter Ranch location in Ministry Center One. It's a wonderful time to share life together, worship, pray, and study God's word. So come out and join us!  Contact | Renee Rutherford

Deaf Ministry

Shepherd Church provides Deaf Interpretation during our 11 a.m. Sunday morning service at our Porter Ranch location and special events throughout the year. We reserve a section for the hearing-impaired in the front left section of our Worship Center. We encourage you to come early, as seats fill up quickly. 

Defender's Ministry

The Defender's Ministry will help you to answer the many questions that arise when you share your faith with others. In addition to communicating "what" you believe, you'll learn "why" you believe along with evidence to better support your faith in Jesus Christ.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. — 1 Peter 3:15 

Defenders Ministry Dinner

This ministry provides dinner with a special topic presentation, 3-4 times a year at our Porter Ranch location in MC 130-132. Reservations are required.

Contact | Jackie Dagg at 866.268.6597 to learn more.

Bloom Women’s Ministry

This ministry encourages women to live fully in Christ in all seasons of life. Bloom meets at Shepherd Church Woodland Hills on the 1st Saturday of every month at 9:00 A.M.

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2020 Encounters

The Encounter is a weekend retreat that will help you to connect with God in a deeper way and move past the hurts and obstacles that are keeping you from being all that God has called you to be. Register for the next Men's or Women's Encounter. You'll never be the same. 

Men's Encounters
  • February 7-9
  • May 29-31
  • September 11-13
Women's Encounters
  • March 13-15
  • July 10-12
  • November 13-15

To register for a next Encounter,  please click here!

For more information, email

School of Discipleship

This eight-month discipleship course is designed to move you forward in your spiritual journey by teaching you the principles of becoming a disciple of Jesus. Hundreds have graduated from this ministry and are becoming the people God has called them to be. You'll learn how to identify the special gifts and talents God has given you, so you can actively serve and make an impact in God's kingdom.  

School of Discipleship is segmented into three levels.

Level 1 – Biblical Doctrine and Theology
Level 2 – Spiritual Transformation
Level 3 – Serving in the Kingdom/Making Disciples

The school of discipleship meets every Thursday in Room 201 in the building with the Children's ministry. at 7:00 p.m. in