Shepherd of the Hills voted to change its church affiliation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to the Augustana District (AD) of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. (LCMC) in 2011. Shepherd of the Hills is an Independent Lutheran Church but we walk with  LCMC and Augustana District serving Christ.


Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC)LCMC Logo

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and individuals who are:

  • free in Christ;
  • accountable to one another;
  • rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions
  • working together to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

The church is fundamentally the people of God, the congregations are the authority, engaged in proclaiming the word and in doing missions for Christ. Although LCMC is not a denomination, congregations who are part of LCMC  are accountable to one another and assist one another. LCMC is not organized in Synods. Congregations may choose to join one or more districts within the association that are geographical or interest based.   Districts agree to be accountable to the body as a whole. Shepherd of the Hills is a member of the Augustana District

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Augustana District Augustana-District-300x100

The Augustana District is a non-geographic district in Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) emphasizing classic Lutheran theology and providing services to congregations and pastors. We are bound together by a Statement of Faith which rigorously binds us to the Holy Scriptures, the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, and the other writings of the Book of Concord.

 Video from April 23, 2016 Augustana District Convention

Of particular interest is the message from our mission partner from Tabor Congregation in Ethiopia at 1:27 and the message from our District Coodinator, Pastor Randy Freund at 2;34