Our Ministries

This is where you’ll find information about all the awesome ministries available at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. 

Great News ClubGreat News Club
Our "Great News Club" (aka Sunday School) meets each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Don't miss this opportunity for children and teens to grow and learn! Our "club" is small, but we count this all VERY important! We have a dedicated group of teachers who are eager to welcome you.

Teen & Adult Bible StudiesTeen & Adult Bible Studies
In addition to our Sunday Morning Bible Studies, we have two GREAT mid-week small groups: Tuesday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. at the Church Office. This group focuses on specific books of the Bible. Thursday Bible Fellowship: 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The emphasis at this study is on contemporary issues and the Bible. (See calendar for specific dates) Don't miss these opportunities for adults to grow and learn!

Grief ShareGrief Share
GriefShare (13-week sessions) will begin Thursday, May 8, 2014 (5:30p.m.to 7p.m.) to address the needs of persons grieving the loss of a loved one. This is a video-based support group to help people understand the grieving process, learning how to cope, share experiences and receive hope and encouragement. It's not too late to join this series. Joyce Roberts is a trained GriefShare leader and will be happy to answer any questions.

Lutheran Hour MinistriesLutheran Hour Ministries
About Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) The LHM Mission: Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church. LHM Overview Lutheran Hour Ministries is a Christian outreach ministry supporting churches worldwide. LHM produces Christian radio and TV programming for broadcast, as well as Internet and print communications, dramas, music, and outreach materials, to reach unchurched people in the United States and more than 30 other countries. LHM's flagship program, The ... more

Lutheran World ReliefLutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief is an international nonprofit organization specializing in International Development and Disaster Relief. It was headquartered in New York, but has been based in Baltimore, Maryland since 1995. Lutheran World Relief has received a four-star rating for our efficiency and top marks for accountability from the independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator.

We Support Ministry to the Armed ForcesWe Support Ministry to the Armed Forces
Since the Civil War, LCMS pastors have served as military chaplains. Today, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod's Ministry to the Armed Forces supports 173 chaplains. Among these chaplains, 70 are active duty LCMS chaplains and 80 are serving Reserve and National Guard units. Currently, one of these Reserve/Guard chaplains is mobilized in Bahrain. LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces also supports 23 Civil Air Patrol chaplains. Our active duty members usually work on a base ... more

 Community Garden Community Garden
In March 2010, Shepherd of the Valley, in conjunction with North County Community Services, began developing the Gardens at North River Road. This is a 3/4-acre lot located on our Church property. The garden is both a production garden for NCCS Preschool (growing 4000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables each year), as well as a community garden that allows families to rent small plots for their personal use. The Gardens at North River Road provides opportunities for volunteers, ... more

Kairos Prison MinistryKairos Prison Ministry
The people of Kairos are called by God to share the love of Christ with those impacted by incarceration. Kairos is an ecumenical ministry that encourages Christians from various backgrounds to be volunteers in this Christ-filled ministry. Kairos programs offer to prison residents, their families, and those who work with them, the opportunity to receive God's forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ, and to grow in their faith and servant hood through Christian community. We ... more

North County InterfaithNorth County Interfaith
Interfaith Community Services was founded in 1979 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless and under-served people in North San Diego County. Separately, Shepherd of the Valley along these other congregations are providing relief to people in need.

How to get Involved