Shepherd of the Hills offers a number of children's ministries, including:

Shepherd Preschool

Shepherd of the Hills Preschool offers a high-quality developmental early childhood program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. With an experienced and highly training staff, the preschool has been serving the community for over 37 years. Half-day programs are available for ages 2 years/9 months through Junior K.
Information on the preschool is here.

Sunday School

Sunday School at Shepherd of the Hills is offered all worship services, and for different age groups. Programs are designed to be fun and educational, and offer music, crafts, and Bible lessons taught by a team of dedicated teachers. A "crib room" is available for the youngest children as well.
See here for more information on Sunday Children's Ministries.


The Shepherd of the Hills Childcare Policy, and Childcare Request Form are available for download. The Request Form (.doc file) is available for those who are requesting childcare for a ministry event, and is available here.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School takes place from July 18-22, 2016. More information on VBS is here.

Explorers Club

Designed for 3rd to 5th graders, this "junior" youth group meets the first three Sundays of the month at 5:00 pm at Mission Viejo Campus. For more information and a schedule of activities, see here.


3rd graders and older can serve in this tradition at our 9:00 am Mission Viejo worship service. For information contact Kathe Enright at gkenright@cox.net

Joyful Noise Kids Choir

We are a growing group and are always looking for kids who like to sing and have fun. New members are always welcome! We practice Sunday mornings at the Mission Viejo Campus, 10:30-10:55 am in Mr. Floyd's Room, and sing once a month in church. For more information, contact Kristy Morse at dialanursekmm@yahoo.com

Music Camp

Music Camp is offered at our Rancho Santa Margarita Campus, with performances in the summer of each year. See here for more information.

Lazy W Ranch

The Lazy W Ranch is located in the beautiful Cleveland National Forest, east of San Juan Capistrano, and offers a week-long summer camp, among many other activities. Elementary Camp is in July of each year. See here for more information.


of the Hills
United Methodist Church

26001 Muirlands Blvd.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691


30605 Avenida de Las Flores
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA 92688


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