National Missions

National missions focus is on support for missionaries, organizations and groups that provide aid and support to people within the country. National missions provide ways for members of Shepherd to expand their support and actions while getting directly involved with missionaries and organizations reaching out to address needs across the country.

Pastor Tim  and Heidi Norton

Pastor Tim and his family are members of Lutheran Indian Ministries and the LCMS mission outreach.  Pastor Tim is the missionary at Shepherd of the Valley, establishing programs in the Navajo language to share salvation and forgiveness through Christ.  

For more information on Pastor Tim Norton and his mission, please click HERE.

Alternatives Pregnancy Center

Alternatives Pregnancy Center is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe and trusted environment to process a pregnancy decision, compromised sexual health or mixed emotions after an abortion. Privacy and confidentiality are a priority. Their compassionate and qualified staff take pride in offering holistic care to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. All services are available at no cost. They do not provide emergency contraception. We do not refer for or perform abortions; therefore, Alternatives receives no financial gain from a pregnancy decision. They treat all people with dignity and respect. 

For more information, please click HERE. 

LCMS Disaster Response

Shepherd recognizes the needs and actively provides aid when major disasters, such as fire, flood and hurricanes that occur. To provide Christian aid, Shepherd teams up with LCMS Disaster Response to deliver impactful aid to the families in distress.  


For more information on LCMS Disaster Response click HERE.

LCC-K-9 Comfort Dog ministry

The Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs serve every day in the community in which they are placed and are deployed in times of disaster and crisis to bring comfort to all those affected, including first responders and the volunteers who serve them. 

For more information, click HERE.