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Missions Supported by Shepherd of the Hills

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church Prison Ministry

From Pastor Rick Bezanson: “What started out as a mission to love the inmates to Christ backfired. Instead, we found ourselves being transformed by the love of Christ overflowing from the inmates. We started by giving away financial and people resources, which is risky business for an urban church, but we discovered the Lord abundantly blessing us.”

Visit Amazing Grace website.

American Indian Christian Mission (AICM)

AICM exists to “Evangelize and Equip Native Americans for Christ.” Our purpose is to help Native Americans become aware of God and to bring them into a saving knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ. We teach that accepting Christ is the only way one can be saved. We accomplish this in a 3-fold ministry; The AICM boarding school, outreach to families of students, and Blue Bus ministry.

Visit AICM website.

AZ House of Grace

House of Grace provides transitional housing for post-incarcerated women. We want our residents to feel loved and part of our family. Our strongest desire is that each woman comes to understand the love of God through a relationship with Jesus.

Visit House of Grace website.

Awakening Lives to World Missions

Awakening Lives to World Missions (ALWM) exists to call, mobilize, equip, and network congregations to GROW LOCALLY and to GO GLOBALLY, personally responding to Jesus’ command to make disciples in your “Jerusalem” and to ‘the ends of the earth.’ (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)

Visit ALWM website.

Grace Lutheran Church Heat Respite

Since 2005, the Maricopa County of Government’s Heat Relief Network has coordinated and implemented hydration stations, refuge locations, and water donation sites throughout the Valley with the goal of preventing heat related and heat caused deaths among the homeless population and other vulnerable populations. Beyond providing hydration, respite and wellness checks during the summer months, the Heat Respite at Grace Lutheran Church aspires to reach out to not only the physical needs of all those who come through the doors, but to their fullness as human beings.

Visit Water Respite website.

Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission

“The Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, in partnership with the Navajo and rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is a community seeking to meet the education, health, social and spiritual needs of the Navajo People.”

Visit the NELM website.

Paz de Cristo

Paz de Cristo’s mission is to feed, clothe and empower those in need in the Phoenix East Valley.

Our vision and mission guide our work each day helping people who struggle with hunger, poverty and homelessness.

Visit Paz de Cristo website.

Peace Lutheran Church

A Growing Church in Holbrook, Arizona.

Begun 56 years ago to provide a Lutheran presence in the high desert community of Holbrook, Peace Lutheran has always been a small congregation. “What we lack in size, we make up for in warmth,” said charter member Elaine Snell (Elaine “graduated” to heaven in 2018), laughing, “You can’t slip through the cracks here!”

Visit Peace Lutheran Church website.

Dr. Paul Rollet – Philippines

Companion with the Poor

Paul Rollet serves in the Philippines with Companion with the Poor (CWTP), a church planting organization and community working to launch holistic churches that meet the spiritual and physical needs of the poorest of the poor living in the least reached communities of metro Manila. He is also an associate missionary with International Ministries.

Visit Dr. Paul Rollet website.

Shepherd of the Hills Quilters

The Shepherd of the Hills Quilters are a small but mighty group of 8-12 ladies, who sew 35-45 quilts a year. The quilts are given to Veterans, U Mom, Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Grace Lutheran Prison Ministry, our graduating seniors and anyone in need of comfort. Come help! Join us for a short bible reading, coffee and lots of conversations on Tuesday mornings September through May.

Contact Sharon Johnson or Elaine Tarr for more information.

More Ways to Get Involved

Worship Support

Sundays @ 9:30 am

Many people make worship happen on Sunday mornings.  During COVID-19, we have a special team handling these responsbilities.

  • Greeters
  • Ushers
  • Scripture Readers
  • Camera Operator
  • PowerPoint / ProPresenter

Prayer Chain


Call Pastor Jeff  in the office at 480 837-9532 or via email at  Jeff@sothaz.com to have your prayers added to the prayer chain. Also contact Jeff if you would like to receive the prayer chain via email.


Property Team

Thursday afternoon, Friday, or Saturday.

Help to maintain our church facility, inside and out.

Contact Lloyd Tarr or the church office.



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Shepherd of the Hills is affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.