Here at Shepherd’s Grove and Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller, we believe in the dignity of every single human being. We also believe that if people truly feel and know God’s love personally, they will be compelled to live as happy and whole students of Jesus. We know this because we see it every day in letters we read and stories we hear from people whose lives have been radically transformed by the positive, amazing power of God.
There is no deeper need than dignity. In our competitive world it’s so easy to think, “I’m not good looking enough,” “young enough,” “smart enough,” or “successful enough” to have a life that matters. Society constantly reinforces the idea that your value is based on what you do, what you accomplish, what you have or what people say about you. This subtext is eroding the soul as people continue to hurry through life trying to prove themselves to others. It leaves people feeling empty and out of energy. “I’m just surviving,” people will often say.
At Shepherd’s Grove, we say there is nothing to prove. You are loved by God. We think you are looking for a life that matters but you are looking in all the wrong places. We think until you find a home in God’s unfailing love, you will lack the power to do the things you want to do with your life. On the other hand, we think, if you are abiding in the love of God everyday, you will have the drive and zeal to do amazing things for God and others.
The only way to truly live in this kind of dignity and power is to become a follower of Jesus Christ. Here, we invite everyone to become “a happy and whole student of Jesus.” This means that you trust your life to Jesus Christ and choose to do what he taught. We think he is the smartest person who has ever lived and has given you the tools to live a life of power and meaning. Recognize that he wants you, just as you are, and not as you should be. He wants you to be a representative of his light and love to those you do life with.
We are so passionate about this idea that we are doing anything we can to get it to the whole world. Through our television broadcast of Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller, a weekly Shepherd’s Grove podcast and various church services, we seek to help people find their power in knowing God’s love and living his way. Every day, we receive emails and letters from people who have been transformed by this idea. You can have this experience too. It’s waiting for you. If you are already walking in this, you can help us by spreading the word, sharing our media and donating. We are always looking for people to join our movement and to help others know what it’s like to live everyday in God’s love.