WElcome to the ministries hub page

In this section you can access information regarding any of our children, youth, adult, or specialty ministries. 

Scroll down to explore a brief description of each kind of ministry, and get a bit of an idea of the schedule of each ministry.

youth ministry

Even while COVID-19 precautions continue to swirl around our world and our ministries, Shepherd of the Hills' youth group has found a way to still to gather safely and have a bit of fun.

Currently, we are gathering all our 7th through 12th graders together for our Converge Night in-person with an option for a zoom login. Here, we will still study the Bible, but we do equal parts fellowship time and game time as well. Converge gatherings happen at 6:30pm every Wednesday.

On Sundays, we are doing our O2 Sunday morning gatherings in-person, where we dive deep into studying God's word in a unique and refreshing way. 02 gatherings happen at 9:30am every Sunday for all 7th through 12th graders.

Also, offered on Sundays in person is what we call Spark. Spark is a time to study about what "Lutherans" believe and dive deeper into topical conversations. Currently Spark is meeting on Sundays at 9:30am in room 6 and is open to all 5th and 6th graders.

Also, once a month we offer a special ministry to our 4th-6th graders called simply 456 days. On this day, we simply have time of fun, fellowship, and a little prayer time together. 456 days happen on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 11:30am-1pm and they start in room 6.

We are also gearing up for our Fall retreat up in the Big Bear area (hopefully). Check out the bulletin and the newsletters for more information to come.

If you'd like more information about any of these opportunities, please reach out to our Family Life Director Amy Franzen.

children's ministry

Most of our children's ministries happen on Sunday morning at 9:30am. As we slowly gear back up on children's ministry coming out of the pandemic, we are currently offering a gathering time of play and Bible study for all 4 years old through 4th grade. It all starts Sunday morning at 9:15am with Sunday School Warm-Up, followed by our full Sunday School classes from 9:30am-10:30am  

If you'd like to  ask any questions concerning Children's Ministry please contact our Children's Ministry Coordinator Jodi Twombly

Quilting ministry

This is a ladies group dedicated to not only making beautiful quilts but also to raising awareness of those in need. Therefore, if you have a love of sewing or even tying knots, come join the ladies on Fridays at 9am in Room 10. Right now masks are required and everyone is socially distancing. However, this takes nothing away from the time of fellowship and working toward a goal together.

All proceeds benefit the work of Lutheran World Relief, and many of their quilts are donated to local hospitals serving veterans and other under served communities.

Please contact Gabbi Kurth at the church office for more information

outreach ministries

At Shepherd of the Hills, we try to focus on 2 types of outreach ministries:

Direct Outreach and Support Outreach

Among our direct outreach ministries are the following:

- Share the Love Food Bank (providing food bags & gift cards)

- Direct Product Donations & Volunteer Opportunities with local shelter

- Operation Christmas Child every fall

- Serving Table (First Tuesdays of Each Month)

Support outreach includes ministries we financially & prayerfully support:

- LINC SoCal

- Pacific Southwest District

- Orphan Grain Train

- Go and Do Likewise/GAD Kenya

- Mission India

- Foothill Family Shelter

If you'd like more information about these outreach ministries, please contact Janice de Hart in the church office or Pastor Jonathan

Prayer ministry

We believe in the power of prayer here at Shepherd of the Hills. We have a few, faithful individuals who gather together in-person still to pray over all the prayer requests. We also have a "prayer vine" that is emailed to several families in the congregation who are dedicated to praying for all those prayer requests.

If you'd like to become a prayer warrior (in-person prayer person) please contact Janice De Hart in the church office.

If you would like to be signed up for the prayer vine, please click here

If you would like to make a prayer request, please click here

facilities & Fellowship Care

Shepherd of the Hills is a ministry within itself.

We have buildings and lawns that need to be tended, and we also have gatherings and parties (hopefully again soon) that need to be hosted by the church. This is where our Fellowship Ministry and our Facilities Volunteer Team come into play. 

If you are interested in the fellowship ministry please contact Janice de Hart

If you are interested in the facilities team please contact Brian Stranahan