Thanks for clicking on Good Shepherd's website. We are a growing church family in Camarillo that focuses on the basics. We follow Jesus and care about kids. About 200 of us gather on weekends at present. We host and encourage a variety of small groups during the year. We work side-by-side with 20-some other churches Camarillo, and identify with dozens of Bible-teaching churches in Ventura County. We teach the Bible, verse-by-verse and build families, showing people how to get in touch with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are affiliated with a Christ-centered family of 270 churches across the country called the AFLC. To learn more about the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, see www.aflc.org.
"Have you ever heard 53 kids sing the national anthem a capella?
"I did, on Friday afternoon. The sound of four dozen Czech speakers singing their national anthem, loud and without accompaniment, leaves an indelible stamp on your heart. Just like the middle schoolers from Trinec themselves.
"Thanks for praying for the 14 of us during our Evangelistic English Lanugage Camp and Sports Outreach in the Czech Republic.
"Yesterday we finished the five-day evangelistic outreach to families and middle school students in Trinec, Czech Republic.
"And I just can't stop thinking about a slight, little boy named Shimone, a kind special-needs boy from Silesia, who captured our hearts last week. That sound, and the sound of a new believer praying to the Lord to come into his heart can dominate your mind after a 10-day mission trip.
"Tonight I write from London Heathrow Airport, where we have gathered to catch the next leg of our trip home through Chicago and LAX. We are sitting here in the airport and reflecting on all the Lord has done this week." To learn more about the trip, click here.
Gangway to Galilee VBS will take us on and around the Sea of Galilee with five accounts of Jesus’ ministry there. By grace through faith, Jesus, God’s own Son our Savior, calls us, teaches us, keeps us safe, saves us, and provides all we need now and forever. That’s amazing grace!
Registration is open for kids, 4 - 8th grade at the historic Camarillo Ranch House, July 21-25, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Don’t miss the boat! Set sail with us to sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more. Plus, you’ll learn all about Jesus our Savior and His amazing grace! Can’t wait to see you there!
On Monday morning, we welcomed 90 kids and about 20 volunteers. We memorized Isaiah 43:1 together, "I have called you by name, you are mine." The Middle School Ministry, Crave, welcomed 27 students between sixth and eighth grade. Intern Haley Armour is leading those students through "Boot Camp" for the Lord.
Register now for Gangway to Galilee Vacation Bible School! Sign up here.
Good Shepherd's Front Porch office is located near Old Town Camarillo at 380 Arneill Road, just north of the 101. You will find the church offices open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., near the back of the Connection Center in the middle of the campus. For free downloads of Sunday messages or Soul Break radio programs, click on Listen (above right) and download messages on the Sermon Audio or Soul Break tab. If you join us on Sunday morning, you can enjoy Bible study, fellowship and two worship gatherings.
Thanks for visiting,Pastor Jim Johnson
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Coming Up This Week:
Sunday, July 27, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship, Pastor Jim Johnson preaching on 1 Samuel 20
8:30 a.m.Foundations: Traditional Worship, Scripture readings, simple liturgy, relevant, relational verse-by-verse Bible teaching. Around 50-70 attend
10:00 a.m. Sunday School: Bring your whole family for this Bible class hour to dig into the Word together. Offerings include a) Women's Study (Burma Chase), b) "Spiritual Gifts" (Alan Newman), c) New Believers Class (James L. Johnson), plus youth and children's programming.
11:00 a.m. Fresh Start: Contemporary Worship, Scripture readings, and relevant and relational verse-by-verse teaching. Around 100 to 120 attend.
5:30 p.m. Youth Worship (Crave Student Ministry). Beginning with sharing a meal together, a fun game and then Crave middle school ministry and high school student ministry break out into growth groups and Bible studies.
380 Arneill RoadCamarillo, CA (805) 384-9243 Hours: 8am-4pm M-Th
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