Become a Life Group Leader

Thank you for your interest in being a Life Group Leader!

Life Groups at Shepherd Church are an integral part to spiritual growth at our church! We gather for weekend services for worship and a teaching from our senior pastor, Dudley Rutherford, but during the week, we gather to study in depth lesson inspired by the weekend’s sermon! 

This is where you as a leader come in! 

You have the potential to lead a Life Group! We all do! But you’re here reading this and by you reading this, this is already a step further in potentially leading! But along with visiting this page, you’ve already taken steps to lead your own Life Group! Here’s how:

You’ve already been in a Life Group!

You’ve been coming to Shepherd Church faithfully!

These two things are already huge steps in you leading a Life Group! 

Having been in a Life Group means you’ve already seen how to lead a Life Group at Shepherd Church as well as you’ve probably gleaned some lessons from your leader of how you would lead your own Life Group!  

Please click here to register for one of our Life Group New Leader Trainings!

Since our Life Group Leaders play an important role, we take great care when enlisting them. Please read through the information below to better understand the role of a leader, qualifications, and expectations. If, after consideration, you are interested in pursuing Life Group leadership, please follow the instructions below to complete the group leader application. Once we receive your application, we will contact you for an interview.

Should you have questions regarding any of the following information, please call us at 818-831-9333 Ext 2111.



  • Committing to caring and encouraging group members towards spiritual growth!
  • Leading your group with a spirit of cooperation and forgiveness
  • Willing to meet and work with the Leadership of Shepherd Church
  • Have the time, emotional capacity, and moral discernment to lead a group
  • Be a member of Shepherd Church


  • Lead the group by facilitating the group meeting, monitoring its health and duration, and promoting participation among group members
  • Commit to engage in leadership development opportunities provided by the church
  • Identify and develop a qualified apprentice and embrace apprentice leader development as a measure of success
  • Manage your group online and be involved in on-going training


Please Click here for the application and start the process

Ready to lead a group? 

Please click here to register for one of our Life Group New Leader Trainings!

The training dates and locations are as follows. All trainings take place at our Porter Ranch location (19700 Rinaldi St. Porter Ranch, CA. 91326) 

The training dates and locations are as follows! 

Thursday | December 12 | 6:30pm | Porter Ranch Location - Ministry Center Room 112,

Sunday | December 15 | 1:00pm | Porter Ranch Location - Ministry Center Room 112,

Thursday | January 9 | 6:30pm | Porter Ranch Location - Ministry Center Room 112