Reference Library

An assortment of helpful documents. Some are related specifically to Shepherd of the Hills and some are just generally great and helpful bits of information for ministry! This section is constantly being updated so check back often.

Please note, some of these documents are the property of Shepherd of the Hills and we gladly allow them to be downloaded, used, and shared. Some of these documents are not the property of Shepherd of the Hills. The sources for these documents should be clearly indicated in the documents themselves and whether or not they can be printed and shared is up to the originator of the document. We are sharing them in good faith and would like to remind everyone that it is a good general policy to not take someone else’s work and claim it is your own.

Trauma Informed Ministry–a brief description of ways Christian Faith Formation might include trauma awareness in its programs

God Pause Daily Devotional. Would you like to have a daily devotional emailed to your inbox each morning? God Pause Daily Devotional is published by Luther Seminary. CLICK HERE TO READ AND SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE.

3 Preachy Prophets Summer Bible Study Series from the NC Synod.
Beginning Sunday, July 4, we will read Amos, Joel, and Hosea together as a synod—from Manteo to Murphy, or more specifically for our synod’s congregations, from Andrews to Atlantic Beach! Join us! There are three ways to engage with “3 Preachy Prophets:”
1. Subscribe to the email list and each day’s reading will come to your inbox. Visit the synod’s homepage and scroll down to find a purple
2. Sign Up form. Complete the form, check “3 Preachy Prophets,” and click “Submit.” (click the photo above to go to the signup page)
3. Watch the synod’s homepage. Each day’s reading will post here:
Follow our synod’s Facebook page. Each day’s reading will also post to the page

Want to see or read the studies from previous years? Here they are:

Remarkable Mark

Summer of Psalms

Moments with Matthew