We Believe and Confess
Shepherd of the Woods School is a ministry of Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church, therefore, the school embodies the mission and beliefs of the church.
 
Our Church Mission:
To share with all people the gracious gifts and mission of Jesus Christ and enlist their use of those gifts and their participation in that mission.


Our Church Beliefs:
We confess Jesus Christ as our Savior and Living Lord. He is our sacrifice for sin and a model of the godly life. We seek to live out our lives as his disciples by worship and praise, service and care in the name of Christ. We invite you to join us.

As a Christian congregation with a Lutheran Heritage, we gather as the people of God around Word and Sacrament. Each week we receive the sacrament of the Holy Communion as we hear the Word of God. 

Lutherans still celebrate the Reformation on October 31 and still hold to the basic principles of theology and practice espoused by Luther, such as:
  • Sola Gratia;  We are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do;
  • Sola Fide;  Our salvation is through faith alone -- we only need to believe that  our sins are  forgiven for Christ's sake who died to redeem us;
  • Sola Scriptura; The Bible is the only norm of doctrine and life -- the only true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.
It begins for us in Baptism                               We’re fed with the Word     
                

                                                   



                                      We receive the meal

                                            


  

 
"The teachers understand and work with each child on their level so they can feel proud of what they can do.." ~ 2013-14 Parent Comment