Vision, Mission and Values
Living Out Loud...Faithfully!
INSPIRED BY HOPE-FILLED IMAGINATION, SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS SEEKS TO “LIVE OUT LOUD” BY IMPACTING THE WORLD WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.
• GROW IN MISSION AND MINISTRY AND BUILD AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY
• INTEGRATION OF FAITH INTO DAILY LIFE BY GROWING BIBLICAL FLUENCY
• TO BE A “CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS” BY GROWING IMPACT THROUGH FOCUSED OUTREACH, ADVOCACY, AND ACTIVISM
• GROWING HEALTHY FAMILIES CENTERED IN CHRIST
• GROWING IMPACT TO BE A LIGHTHOUSE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church VALUES
WE place our Faith in Jesus Christ first and seek to become fully devoted followers of Jesus
God in flesh, Jesus, is at the center of who we are and why we worship, learn, fellowship, and serve.
WE embrace that we are the Hands and Feet of Jesus in the World
Participating in God’s Story is to live out loud by reaching out to all God’s children, especially the poor and hungry, the marginalized and forgotten, the broken and lost.
WE pursue Excellence by Growing a Compassionate and Welcoming Community
Shepherd is open to all God’s children, regardless of race, color, creed, or sexual orientation.
WE express our Faith with Gratitude, resulting in Generosity of our time, talents, and treasures
As we give thanks for all God has given us, we open our hearts to share with others and care for our environment and each other.
WE desire to Create Space for God through Play, Learning, and Innovation
In an environment of joy, the reforming tradition of our Lutheran church is embraced and the Holy Spirit’s power of transformed lives is experienced.
*At a Council Retreat in August, 2015, we began to identify priorities and values of our faith community. We continued this work at our September Council meeting and formally embraced these values at our November, 2015 Council meeting. These values reflect the outcome of this effort by the church leadership at Shepherd of the Hills