New Believers

Next Steps

Schedule Your Baptism!

If you have completed the 101 "Saved" in Christ seminar, or already talked to a Pastor or Decision Counselor about Baptism, then we invite you to register to be baptized at one of our upcoming weekend services. Please email Pastor Shawn Walden at ​​swalden@shepherdchurch.com.

Next Steps

At the recommendation of health and city officials, Shepherd Church will not be holding on-site gatherings at our three locations at Porter Ranch, Woodland Hills, and Agua Dulce until further notice. Starting Saturday March 14, our weekend services will be broadcast live online. We invite you to tune in and join us!

Attend to Find Out About Church Membership

In this 30-minute class, we'll present baptism certificates to those who got baptized last month. We'll also explain what the Next Steps are on your spiritual journey and how to become a member of Shepherd Church.  


Click here to register for Next Steps with the Pastors

101 "Saved" in Christ Seminar

"If you were to die tomorrow, do you know for sure that you would go to heaven?" In this class you will learn the foundational beliefs of Christianity. You'll learn what it means to be saved and all about baptism.

Register for the next 101 class.

201 "Strong" in Christ Seminar

This class if designed for those who would like to grow stronger in their Christian walk. You'll learn about developing new habits or the spiritual disciplines of daily Bible reading, tithing, and prayer. 

Register for the next 201 class.

301 "Serving" Christ Seminar

In this class we help you find a place to serve. By jumping in and serving in a ministry at Shepherd, you’ll find your God-given passions and spiritual gifts and talents.

Register for the next 301 class.

401 "Sharing" Christ Seminar

Come learn how to share the good news about Jesus in a way that's comfortable and natural for you. You'll receive step-by-step guidance from discussions, self-assessments and video clips that will help you fulfill the Great Commission according to Matthew 28:19-20.  You'll learn how to:

  • Build relationships with those who don't know Jesus
  • Answer questions about God, Jesus, and the Bible
  • Share your own personal testimony
  • Explain the good news of Jesus to others in a clear, simple, and compelling way 

Register for the next 401 class.

Baptisms at the Beach

Since 2006, Shepherd has helped thousands of people publicly declare their commitment to Christ at our annual Baptism at the Beach in Ventura. All are welcome to join the celebration and participate in the church picnic and BBQ (donations welcome)!

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020    
Church BBQ: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Service and Baptisms: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: San Buenaventura State Beach Park | 901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001