What we believe

Our Ministry Mission Statement

The purpose of Shepherd of the Hills is to gather around God's Word and Sacraments, where disciples of all ages are nurtured and equipped in the Christian Faith. We serve our neighbors through acts of love and mercy and through our Early Learning Center ministries.

We focus on "Witness, Mercy, and Life Together" in Christ for the sake of the Church and the world.

Our Ministry Purpose

Shepherd of the Hills is a fellowship of Christians (forgiven sinners) gathered to grow as the Body of Christ. Together, we want to share His love with others in our words and actions. As Christians, we proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, relying on His grace alone for our salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-10) By the leading of the Holy Spirit, we study the Scriptures to learn about God's love for us through Jesus Christ our Lord. (John 3:16)

One of our highest priorities is to gather together for worship. Gathering as believers to hear God's Word and celebrating the Sacraments are the foundation and center of our life as a community. Our prayer is that we remain steadfast in faith to God and in fervent love toward one another.

We also pray that each member may become meaningfully united with the 'family of faith' through personal relationships. These relationships are nurtured through small and mid-sized groups where mutual care, love, and service are expressed in faithfulness to Jesus' encouragement to love one another. (John 15:12)

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs align with the rich, Biblical heritage of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Click on the menu items below for more details. (Note: Links will transport the user to the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod website.)

Beliefs and Practices - Being "Lutheran"

Biblical Teachings

LC-MS FAQs - Frequently Asked questions and their answers on the nature of Jesus Christ, the Holy Scriptures, the Old Testament and the New Testament.

The Lutheran Confessions - Documents which are accurate explanations of the truths found in Holy Scriptures.