Let’s Bring a Comfort Dog to SHLC.
We are seeking God’s direction for growing our staff at Shepherd of the Hills, in order to meet the spiritual needs of our Family and our community. The search for a new Director of Worship and Music continues, as the first two attempts to identify and call a candidate have drawn a blank. We are considering applying for a graduate candidate from one of the Concordias, but we haven’t begun that process yet. We’ll keep you updated as we go.
Another position that we have begun working toward is adding a Comfort Dog through the ministry of Lutheran Church Charities. Before you snap back with, “What does a church need a dog for?”, I encourage you to check out the Comfort Dog ministry at LCC’s website: https://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/k-9-ministries1.html.
Here’s the description from LCC: Launched in August 2008, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are working animals, trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances who are suffering and in need.
Some things you need to know about Comfort Dogs:
Before we formally start the application process, we will need to secure the donations that cover these costs. So guess what I’ll be asking you next… That’s right: pray!
Pastor Steve Kline was installed as Senior Pastor at SHLC on May 25, 2014, after serving 12 years as Senior Pastor at Zion in Wayside, WI. He was ordained in 1992 and previously served congregations in Pulaski and Hales Corners.