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Pastor Donald Shoemaker


 How We See God's Kingdom Today

"The Kingdom of God is no longer identified with any geopolitical kingdom on earth.  It is no longer the era of driving the nations out of God's holy land but of living side by side with unbelievers in charity.  

It is the hour of grace, not judgment."

- Michael Horton, The Christian Faith (outstanding 2012 theology book)

Listen to my Sermons (click here and go to the date indicated):


"Prayer in the Hour of Crisis" (January 21, 2018)

"Reformation Reminder: The Freedom of the Christian" (October 29, 2017)

"Leaders Training Leaders-Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos" (July 30, 2017)

"Come Holy Spirit-Pentecost Sunday" (June 4, 2017)

"Time for a Great Reformation" (October 23, 2016)

"Giving Thanks-A Missing Jewel?" (August 7, 2016)

"Our Spiritual Warfare and Our Warrior King" (March 20, 2016)

"Healthy Churches Live Out the Meaning of Christian Baptism"

(November 8, 2015)

"A Bad King, a Bold Prophet, and a Prime Piece of Property"

(August 23, 2015)

"Lord, I Need Your Help to Forgive"

(March 22, 2015)

 "Conversations on 'The Lord's Prayer'" by Donald Shoemaker

-- Now available for you to hear.
Please enjoy these seven discussions (8-13 minutes each) on the prayer Jesus taught us to pray.
Lord, Teach Us To Pray Also! (The Lord's Prayer #1)
Our Approachable Father (The Lord's Prayer #2)
When God's Kingdom Comes (The Lord's Prayer #3)
I Really Want Your Will, Lord (The Lord's Prayer #4)
Remembering God's Daily Care (The Lord's Prayer #5)
Forgive To Be Forgiven (The Lord's Prayer #6)
Lord, I Need Your Help to be Holy (The Lord's Prayer #7)

Upcoming and Recent Ministries


February 14 - Lead Eucharist observance on Ash Wednesday at Grace Community Church

January 21 - Speak on "Prayer in the Hour of Crisis" at Grace Community Church


December 2 - Speak on Religious Freedom to Men's Fellowship at Grace Community Church

November 2-3 - Participate in Eagle Commission (military chaplaincy) meeting in Washington DC

October 29 (Reformation Sunday) - Speak on "The Freedom of the Christian" at Grace Community Church

September 11 - Address the Seal Beach City Council on the importance of Civility in government

September 6 - Speak on "The Five Points of Calvinism" to Bible Study of Grace Community Church

August 23 - Address the Long Beach City Council on the importance of Civility in government

July 30 - Speak on "Leaders Training Leaders" (Acts 18:24-28) at Grace Community Church

July 27 - Present Resolutions to Delegates of annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

June 26 - Speak on "Forgiveness" to Stephen Ministers, Grace Community Church

June 4 (Pentecost Sunday) - Speak on "Come, Holy Spirit" at Grace Community Church

April 8 (8 am) - Sing the "National Anthem" at Seal Beach 5/10K race

April 1 (8:30 am) - Speak on "Forgiveness" at Men's Breakfast, Grace Community Church

March 23 (7 pm) - Lead seminar on "The Church, the State & the Law" at LDS Institute of Religion, CSULB

March 1 - Lead Eucharist observance on Ash Wednesday at Grace Community Church

January 31 (6:30 pm) & February 3 (9:30 am) - Teach on Galatians 1:11-2:10 at Women's Bible Study at Grace Community Church

January 17, 2017 - Present "Religious Freedom Proclamation" to the Long Beach City Council


Message at Candlelight Vigil

Pastor Don at candlelight vigil - YouTube

Chaplain Don Shoemaker speaks at the vigil the evening after the mass murder of October 12, 2011

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