Support Groups


Christ Powered Recovery is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected by alcohol, drugs or sexual addictions, as well as the families who have also been affected. We, as a fellowship, practice the 12-step recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous. We believe these steps to be a practical guide to biblical life-changing principles. We believe and trust in the Holy Trinity (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) to be our higher power.

The ultimate goal of Christ Powered Recovery is to build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in people's lives. We welcome you and pray you find hope in these words spoken by Jesus Christ, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28). This group meets every Monday at Shepherd of the Hills Porter Ranch from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms 130-132.

Contact | Jeff – 818.888.7501


DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Don't go through separation or divorce alone. This fourteen week class occurs twice a year: in the spring and in the fall. Visit and click on the link "Find a Group" in the top left corner. Enter your zip code to locate current classes that are close to your home. Please call for class dates, times and room numbers.

Contact | Kay Norris x225


Grief Share is a seminar and support group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. This is a place where you can find help as you grieve. You don't have to be alone as you make the journey through grief. We invite anyone suffering from the loss of a loved one to join us for this healing time. You are invited to participate in one or all of the sessions beginning at any time. Please let us know if you will be attending so we can provide materials for you. Visit or call for our current class dates, time and room number.

Contact | Kay Norris x225

In His Arms: A Miscarriage Ministry Losing a baby leaves behind a pain that is often hard for others to understand.  If your miscarriage has left you feeling hopeless, angry or confused, you are not alone. In His Arms is a six-week support class that helps hurting moms come together to find comfort and healing. We will explore tough questions through God’s Word and the testimonies of moms who have found healing after their loss.

Register for this group by clicking here. The next support group begins September 24th at 6:30 p.m

Contact | Kay Norris x225


Led by the Holy Spirit, the Prayer Team will pray, anoint, and give communion in Jesus' name, for every person who comes to the Prayer Room seeking prayer, according to the need. The Prayer Team is available to pray with you between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Please come to Room 1/Theater Room, directly off the Lobby. Let us know you are there, and if we are praying with someone, wait in the Lobby to be called in for your confidential appointment. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the room is open only to the Prayer Team Members who pray for the confidential prayer requests of Shepherd pastors, staff and volunteers. We are closed on all major holidays or when the office is closed.

Contact | Janet Velasquez – 818.428.8584

In James 5:16, God tells us that "the prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective." The warriors on our telephone prayer chain devote themselves to daily prayer for those in need. To leave a confidential prayer request contact x430 or to be a part of this ministry contact x116.


Throne of Grace is a confidential 12-week ministry set out to assist women in their post abortive trauma that will enable them to seek healing and forgiveness in Christ. The complex issues surrounding the choice to terminate a crisis pregnancy makes every woman's journey individual. Post abortion stress may affect the spiritual and mental health of women desperately trying to cope in a society and culture that leave no area for her to mourn her loss. She needs to know that God's sacrifice covers all of her sins. When a woman is restored to the right relationship with God, she is open to a brighter future benefiting His kingdom.

Contact | Ruth Martenson x444 (calls are confidential)

Overcomers Outreach Overcomers is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the abuse of any mood-altering chemical or compulsive behavior. Overcomers Outreach meets weekly and uses the biblically based 12-step format to help support the addict and those with addictive personalities, in all its various forms. This group meets on Monday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 215.

Contact | Bill Deichler - 818.464.5784

Single and Parenting
If you're a single parent, you're probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit under appreciated. If so, then join our Single & Parenting Support Group to share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement. It takes place all through out the year on Monday nights at the Porter Ranch Location. Contact Kay Norris for more information.

Contact | Kay Norris x225

Veterans Ministry

We have made it our mission here at Westside to meet the needs of those who have risked everything to serve our country and defend our freedom. We are focused on providing support and resources for our veterans. You can become involved with the Prayer Partnership, praying for veterans or join the Veterans Small Group Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Modulars on the Veterans Administrative Location.

Contact | Shepherd Westsdie 310.551.0100