Vision and Mission
Our Vision: Shepherd of the Valley invites all people to experience the Welcome, Transformation, and Sending of Jesus Christ.
Jesus lived out welcome as an active, intentional, and passionate ministry. He did not wait for people to come to Him. In the parable of the lost sheep (Matthew 18), he challenges us to be on the lookout for every single lost sheep.
We invite people in all stages of their faith journey to experience Jesus through our ministries in Christian community.
Jesus taught that the essence of the Christian life is to love God (Matthew 22).
We are changed as we experience Jesus through our relationships and ministries.
The ministry of Jesus was simple: he welcomed all, they were transformed by their encounter with him, and he sent them out to enact the same experience for others.
We are inspired to apply our faith daily by loving others and sharing the Good News of Jesus, as he commanded us to in the Great Commission (Matthew 28).
Our Mission: In community, we discover, grow, and live into our individual relationships with Jesus Christ, through four core ministries:
We praise God, and are spiritually fed, through God’s Word, music, prayer, and sacraments.
We grow our Biblical knowledge, enrich our understanding, and apply our faith to daily life.
We develop and strengthen relationships in our congregation, local community, and global community through invitation and service.
We offer compassion, companionship, and faith affirmation throughout life’s journey.