The Star: Peace

As we come into the final days of Advent, we now explore the testimony of Mary, the mother of Jesus to find a key secret to having peace. When we think of Mary at Christmas, we picture a beautiful young woman at rest with her baby boy in her arms. However, Mary had a challenging life as she walked in faith through some overwhelming seasons.

What can we learn from her that allows us to have the “peace that passes all understanding” in our own challenging seasons. We pray you can join us as we continue to center on Jesus Christ in the middle of the Christmas season and prepare our hearts!




The Star: Joy

As you continue towards the celebration of Christmas, are you joyful? Is there much to be happy about this year? Are there bills, circumstances, and broken relationships tearing at your heart? Even if things are going your way right now and you’re feeling blessed, is there more to joy than this?

Join us as we dig into the story of the shepherds to get a deeper and full understanding of where joy comes from and how it should be impacting our lives! As we continue our path to preparing our hearts for the celebration, we focus on what “animation” looks like when meets baby Jesus face to face and how to get there.


The Star: Love

Do you believe God loves you? Do you believe He suppose to but have a hard time feeling it? Do you think you have made too many mistakes for God to love you? Do you feel somewhere deep inside that He loves everyone else but that you are somehow unlovable?

More people struggle with these questions than they want to admit. For many people, things like guilt, anger, fear, and insecurity keep us from experiencing and sharing the love that we crave the most.

Join us to explore love more deeply than maybe you have before. This will not be a week for easy answers, overused cliches, or judgements from above. This will be a time of exploring testimonies, embracing the truth behind Christmas, and allowing each other to be a little vulnerable to a loving God you may have not experienced before….. or need to experience again.


The Star: Hope

Over two thousand years ago, a star burst through the darkness and signaled the long-awaited, yet still unexpected birth of a Savior. Christmas can still truly give us a taste of the most wonderful time of world history. Jesus—the Messiah, the Savior—came as the light into the darkness and stress and pain of the world—our world.

That world then, just like our world now, including our lives, needs the light to illuminate, clarify, guide, and heal. In this study, we dig into the testimony of the wisemen.

Why were gentiles so interested in the jewish messiah when many jewish believers missing it? Are the wisemen actually three kings? Were they there when Jesus was in the manger? You may be surprised of what we find and what it means in your life when it comes to HOPE as we explore 500 years of history with the wisemen!

Stronger: Finale

What can I say about this week’s study at The Shepherd’s Fellowship?

I can say it’s the wrap up of our series on how to be stronger in the midst of the struggles in this life. I can say it’s the capping of the last 17 months or so of how we can have a meaningful life. I can tell you that even if you missed the other parts of this series, it will still make sense to you so come out anyways.

(You can find the previous studies in both audio and video forms by going to tsflife.com)

I can also say it’s a beginning. It’s a beginning of a new season of community, celebration and freedom for those who choose it. There is no better way to start this than as we come into Thanksgiving and beginning our Advent season leading to Christmas.

Isn’t it about time that you come and be part of something bigger? Something life giving?

As Pastor Tom returns home, we return to our study series on how we can be “Stronger” in our lives when so much seems to try to tear us down. This week, we move into Colossians 3 as we explore what must dwell in us to make us stronger. It might not be what you think it is but it will change everything (if you lean in). This study will include some practical tips on how to study the Bible which can be intimmidating or challanging for many people.


Stronger by Choice