Community Care


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 Church, Porter Ranch from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms 130-132.

Contact | Jeff – 818.888.7501


Divorce Care 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 is offered 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, time and room number.

Contact | Kay Norris 818.831.9333 x2225


Grief Share is a 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 818.831.9333 x2225 


Losing a baby leaves behind a pain that is often hard for others to understand. If your pregnancy loss has left you feeling hopeless, angry or confused, you are not alone. In Loving Arms is a six-week support group that helps hurting moms and dads come together to find comfort and healing. We will explore tough questions and share testimonies of those who have found healing after their loss.

Next session begins in August, and is located off campus. 

Contact| John and Tani Leeper at 818.927.2767


Do you need prayer for the challenges and obstacles that life can bring? If so, please join us on Mondays, between the hours of 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please sign in at the main office for a Visitors badge Someone from the prayer team will pick you up when it is your turn. Our Prayer Team is dedicated to pray, anoint, and give communion in Jesus' name, for every person who comes to the Prayer Room seeking prayer, according to their needs. Please note that we are closed on all major holidays or when the Shepherd Church office is closed.

Contact I Jane Kasel at


All brothers and sisters are invited to join with us as we storm the gates of Heaven with the needs of our church, our pastors, our community, our families and one another. The Tuesday Prayer Team meets every Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. in MC 112.

Contact| Jane Kasel at
or Lydia Smith - 818.831.9333 x2116 


 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 | 818.831.9333 x2430

If you would like to be a part of this ministry

Contact Jane Kasel at


Throne of Grace is a confidential 12-week ministry 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. When a woman is restored to the right relationship with God, she is open to a brighter future, benefiting His kingdom.

Contact | Ruth Martenson 818.831.9333 x2444 (calls are confidential) 


If you or your loved one is ill, hospitalized or homebound, a member of our Pastoral Care team would be happy to visit you and pray for you!

Contact | Rick Robledo,