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The story of Shepherd is not about the stats of the neighborhood, or even the programs Shepherd offers. The story of Shepherd consists of the many lives that have been transformed through the love of Christ. Lives that came to Shepherd as children, and we walked...

"Since 1935, Arsenal Technical High School has inducted members of the senior class into the Tech Legion. This honor is the highest award bestowed at Tech. The award is not just for the best and brightest. As it was so well put at the ceremony...

I was blessed to have a special grandma who played a key role in my life. She may have been full of her quirks, but she loved me and I her. I spent lots of time with her growing up and, looking back now, I...

Recently, we hosted our monthly senior citizen luncheon and fun day. This growing ministry is more than a lunch, games, crafts, and a short devotional. It really is a time to breath life into those who feel forgotten and cast away. Senior adults are an often...

Her week consisted of a crescendo of violence, pain, fear, and the ever-present weapon accompanying the many threats. All she had were the clothes on her back and her trusty dog. “Where can I go? How can I get there? Will I ever be safe?” These...

Wow, what a decade! It is hard to believe that ten years ago, in 2006, we moved Shepherd Community Center into the wonderful building where we are now. I remember walking through the building wondering how we were going to use all the building, and...

I awoke this morning to the news reports of tragedy in Dallas. I heard the reports on other tragic deaths in police action shootings. All of these are tragic…all heartbreaking. It’s not just that there is violence, but it’s heartbreaking because we believe every life...

On Thursday, June 30 our teens got to visit Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN. This was part of their week-long bus trip the middle and high school YLIFe Program takes every summer. We take them out of the city to explore the possibilities...

We recently received a tremendous gift at Shepherd Community. No, it wasn't a large amount of money or a large quantity of stock. It was a few pieces of gardening equipment. Now, you may think, “That’s tremendous, Jay?” You bet! Because the gift came from one of our...

Quietly, on Friday April 29th at 1:27pm a life passed on to eternity with his Heavenly Father. The world is consumed with hopelessness, bitter political debate, and emptiness of wealth. Yet, there was a man, named Norm Sharp, who changed the world with no acclaim,...