Support Groups

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all on-site classes, events and groups are postponed until further notice.

Community Support Groups

ANCHOR CANCER 

Online Support 

Anchor Cancer Support Group walks alongside those whose lives have been affected by cancer, including family and caregivers. All are welcome at any point along this cancer journey. We invite you to join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

To join our online support group, contact Kathy Alonzo at kalonzo@shepherdchurch.com

CENTURIONS MILITARY MINISTRY 

Shepherd's Centurion Military Ministry is a fellowship that supports all those who served - both past and present, and their families. We are also proud to partner with the Wounded Warriors Project. 

For more information, contact Rick Robledo at rrobledo@shepherdchurch.com 

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. | Ministry Center 110-111

FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION

We love and support those who are walking through their adoptive or foster care journey.

Support Group

Monthly, 1st Tuesday | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For current and prospective foster/ adopt/ kinship parents and their children. Support, encouragement, and practical learning from experts in their field!If you’re interested in learning what it looks like to open your home to a child, or help someone through the process, we encourage you to attend a Foster/Adopt Info Meeting.

Contact | Jeremy Hoff for questions or to RSVP for Support Group

More about the Foster Ministry

CHRIST POWERED RECOVERY (CPR) 

Addiction & Family Support Online

Addiction can take many forms. Christ Powered Recovery (CPR) is a fellowship that helps those struggling and recovering from substance abuse, sexual addiction, while offering support to the family members who love them. This group practices the proven 12-Step Recovery program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the context of scripture. Come on out and celebrate recovery! Everyone is welcome. “Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” — John 8:36 (NIV)

Join our Zoom call!

  • Monday and Friday from 7 p.m to 8:00 p.m.  

In-Person Meeting Times:

  • Mondays starting at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Ministry Center Rooms 130-132 at our Porter Ranch location
  • Fridays starting at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at our Woodland Hills location

Contact |  Porter Ranch location | Jeff at cpr@shepherdchurch.com or call 818.888.7501 

Contact | Woodland Hills location | Henry at cpr@shepherdchurch.com

DIVORCE CARE

You don't have to go through the pain of separation or divorce alone. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most painful challenges. Offered twice a year — in the Spring and Fall — this 14-week class will help encourage you. Visit www.divorcecare.org 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 at knorris@shepherdchurch.com

GRIEF SHARE

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 during our scheduled 13-week course. Visit www.griefshare.org or call for our current class dates, time and room number. 

Contact | Kay Norris 818.831.9333 x2225 knorris@shepherdchurch.com  Class in session.

IN LOVING ARMS

Losing a baby leaves behind a pain that is often hard for others to understand. If your pregnancy or neonatal 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.

Contact | John and Tani Leeper at 818.927.2767 or by email at support@inlovingarms4.com

New session begins June 9.

RENEW

Renew is a ministry that focuses on spreading awareness and educating others about the importance of mental health while offering encouragement, resources, and support to those in need. Find helpful resources and support

Contact | Pastor Rick Robledo at 818.831.9333 ext. 2110 or by email at rrobledo@shepherdchurch.com

THRONE OF GRACE

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). 

VISITATION MINISTRY 

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

Contact | David Kendrick, dkendrick@shepherdchurch.com