Who We Are

Shepherd of the Hills is a unique congregation of members of all ages. Some members have been part of this faith community for more than 40 years and others are new. Our intimate worship services and welcoming hospitality helps us know each other by name. We strive to be a family of faith in which being a member means being known, loved, and cared for. All are welcome at Shepherd, and you don’t need to be a member to participate in our activities.

Mission and Vision

Mission statement:

To love God and love neighbor in the spirit of Jesus.

Our vision:

A connected family of faith inspired by God to positively impact our community and our world.

We are working to become a faithful family of significant influence from Minnetonka through Hopkins and into Edina. Building partner relationships with all people who are actively seeking the welfare of the community including: city councils, school staff, school boards, non-profits, police departments, other faith communities and businesses. We are inspired to bring into being “the kingdom of God” defined as a place where all people are fed, all people have safe places to live, all people have access to education, all people have access to meaningful work, all people feel welcome, and all people live together in relationships of mutuality and trust.

Welcoming Statement

All are welcome at Shepherd of the Hills. We are a place where all people can receive wholeness and share God’s blessings, so we echo Jesus’ welcome to all persons, everyone:

To the devout, the seeker and the skeptic;

To single, married, widowed, and divorced;

To young and old, child and parent;

To persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities;

To people of all lands, cultures, and colors;

To people with disabilities, those ill and well;

To poor, middling, and wealthy;

To all who seek hope, peace, comfort, strength, love, forgiveness, and grace.

We invite everyone to worship, learn, serve, and care with us.

Areas of Ministry

Worship:  To diversify, expand and deepen our relationship with God through a diversity of music, liturgy, prayers, creeds and special music.

Learn: To create opportunities for participants to learn about our faith and most importantly to then articulate and live out their faith personally and publicly.

Serve: To actively live out our faith in partnership relationships financially, managerially, and personally in the civil arena, the non-profit arena, and in the inner-faith community.

Care: To provide faithful nursing care to all ages including mental, spiritual and physical needs.