Advent: Hope

Join us at The Shepherd’s Fellowship as we take the Advent season (the period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas) to prepare our hearts for the Christmas celebration!

This has been a hard year with much that tries to steal from our hope, faith, joy and peace. We will enjoy this time as we refuel by focusing on the answer to all this world throws at us; the baby in the manger.

In this study, we will explore hope by looking at the Christmas testimony where Mary and Joseph take Jesus to present Him to the temple to be dedicated. However, they are surprised to be met by two devoted elders who have a lot to teach us about hope.


In our last study, we brought to a completion how we move from a relationship with Jesus to having a friendship with Jesus.

Now we ask the question, “What about when we still have down moments and seasons?” We will look at Peter and Jesus once again to learn from one of the most intimate, beautiful, and touching conversations these two friends have and learn what is means for our lives today.


In our study on going deeper than just a relationship to being friends with Jesus, in this study we see what brings that kind of deeper understanding.

We will be exploring one of the toughest weekends that Jesus and Peter’s friendship encountered. These days were filled with frustration, confusion, fear, and challenge but set Peter up for a personal experience that changed everything. We will learn how the same can be true for you no matter the circumstances.

We all know that true friends are committed to, trust, and lean into one another. So, how does this look in our friendship with Jesus?

As we continue exploring the friendship between Jesus and Peter, we will discover some more defining moments that we can learn from and apply to our lives.


As we continue to explore the friendship of Peter and Jesus, we explore more how we can have a deeper and personal relationship with Jesus as well. This week we explore how friendships define us and what that means for our walk with Him.


As we continue our “How to be Friends with Jesus” series, we take a look at the need for love in practice. In this episode, we look at two more experiences between Jesus and Peter to learn how love plays such important role in growing our friendship with Jesus in practical ways.

Join us for the first installment in a series on how to have a friendship with Jesus. We will be looking at Jesus and Peter to learn more about we can have a friendship with Jesus and not just a relationship.

In this podcast, we will explore the early days of Jesus and Peter and how being vulnerable makes all the difference. There are three main things we most become comfortable with to have this intimacy.

The first half of this podcast is the study.
The second half is the prayer experience in response.


Church Membership

Do you have to go to church to be a Christian? Is it true that where “two or more are gathered”, it’s the same thing as church? What are the benefits of church and what is your role in it?

There is a great deal that the Bible has to say about local body church and it’s place in our lives. If you have been disenchanted with church or wonder what the Bible has to say about it, feel free to join us for this study.


II & III John

Join us as we conclude the “Letters of John” study series. Rather you have been following along or are new to the study, we will all start on the same page with this week’s study on how we live 100% love and 100% truth together!

We will also explore practical ways we can support one another in this life as well as how to handle opposition that comes at us.


I John 5

This week, we step back into our study in the letters of the apostle John.

After exploring the depths of the truth and love we live by, John continues with more foundation and questions to help us grown in our relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.

Join us as we consider the three testimonies that give evidence for this life we are called to know, enjoy and share!