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.
The Easter Experience...
Good Shepherd Church offers a six-week Easter Experience that takes believers and seekers through the season of Lent. The slate of refreshing worship gatherings on six Wednesday nights, beginning March 5 (Ash Wednesday), and concludes with two outdoor services on Easter Weekend (April 18-20). The Wednesday night gatherings during Lent are called "Deny, Take, and Carry," and feature testimonies of six leaders in the church. Those services start with a light meal for the whole family at 6:15 p.m. The 50-minute worship services start at 7 p.m.
Easter Weekend options include three uplifting, family-friendly services: 1) An outdoor worship service on Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m., 2) An Easter Sunrise Service at the Conejo Memorial Cemetery at 6 a.m., and 3) An Easter Celebration at our campus at 380 Arniell, at 10 a.m. Descriptions of those services include the following:
Wednesday Nights, March 5 to April 8, "Deny, Take, Carry" (Good Shepherd Campus, 380 Arneill), 7:00 to 7:50 p.m.
Good Friday, April 18. We meet on a farm two miles south of Camarillo High School, read the Gospel narratives of the crucixion, and build a life-size cross, Meet us and about 200 other worshipers at the back of the property of Rick and Elaine Denham, gathering in a natural canyon bowl on a farm located at 1367 Pancho Road in southeast Camarilllo. Ends at 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise on the Cemetery Lawn, April 20, 6 a.m. Easter worship, Pastor Jim Johnson teaching, at Conejo Memorial Cemetery. About 300 people expected. Ends at 7:30 a.m. Refreshments available following.
Easter Celebration at 380 Arneill, April 20, 10 a.m. For worshipers who prefer a late-morning worship gathering indoors, meet us at the Good Shepherd Worship Center, 380 Arneill Road, three blocks north of the 1010, between Carmen and Lewis.
Reaching our office...
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: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Crave Student Ministry for high school and middle school students starts at 5:30 p.m. (See the sidebar, below right). Bible class for all ages begin at 10 a.m. A large group assembly meets in the Connection Center for 12 minutes, mixing children with high school students and adults before moving into break-out groups.
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Coming Up This Week:
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 p.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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