Adult, Youth and Child Ministry Programs
Events & Worship Schedule

Adult Ministries

ChristCare Groups

Small group Bible studies provide a way to gather together to dig deeper into God’s word. There are a variety of groups that meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to meet the needs of its members. Other groups are activity driven; such as camping, hiking or sewing. This is a great way to get plugged into the congregation.

Leader : Pastor Wolfgram

  • Meeting Times : 8:30am 1st and 3rd Saturdays
  • Meeting Place : Shepherd of the Valley

Leader : Brad Kautzman @701-258-4369

  • Meeting Times : 7pm 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
  • Meeting Place : Shepherd of the Valley
  • Missional Service : Open Your Heart, United Way Day of Caring, United Blood Services Blood Drive, Bible study and fellowship with group members.



The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 65 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. They meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Study

Please join us for our weekly bible study on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.


Ministry with 20 & 30 somethings who meet monthly in homes of participants for fellowship and study of God’s Word.  

Men's Network

Meets third Saturday morning from 9:00-11:00 AM at LC-MS churches in Bismarck/Mandan.  

Music Ministry

Shepherd of the Valley Choir rehearses at 5:30 each Thursday. 

Service Ministries

Service opportunities at Shepherd of the Valley

  • Usher
  • Greeter
  • Videographer
  • Video Editor
  • Little Free Pantry

If interested, please email for more information.

Youth Ministries

Shepherd of the Valley provides extensive ministry opportunities for Junior and Senior High youth. Youth Ministry at Shepherd strives to help support parents and better equip them to teach and live the faith as well as provide opportunities for you to come together to fellowship, serve God and others, and grow in faith.

Children’s Ministries

Children are a very important part of the Shepherd of the Valley family. We have many special and unique classes set aside for your children to learn about Jesus and how much He loves them.

“He took the children in His arms, put his His hands on them and blessed them.”.
Mark 10:16

Cradle Roll

The Shepherd of the Valley Cradle Roll is for children from birth to age 3.

Sunday School

Children ages 3 through high school are welcome to join us at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings. Children participate in opening and then separated by age to further their study. The classes use the same Bible references each week which allows for great family discussion of God’s word.

Vacation Bible School

Our VBS is designed to provide an energy-packed experience for kids as they grow in Christ. Children 3 years (potty-trained) through 5th grade are invited to spend a week with us as we celebrate Jesus through song, crafts, Bible stories and games.


Shepherd of the Valley is involved in several projects as we take the Gospel out into the world.

  • Martin Luther School
  • Shepherd’s Hill at The Crossroads
  • Food For The Poor
  • Holy Cross (North Bismarck Mission Start)
  • ND District LC-MS
  • Bismarck Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
  • Carrie’s Kids

Music Ministries

Music is a very important part of worship at Shepherd of the Valley, and there are many opportunities to get involved with the music ministry. Our Sunday services are accompanied by our beautiful organ, piano and clavinova.

Adult Choir

The Adult Choir is open to anyone 7th grade through adult who is interested in singing a variety of music featuring four-part harmonies. They rehearse on Sunday Mornings at 8:45am and sing at the Sunday worship services approximately twice a month.

You can make your offerings/donation here.

Join Us!

Location: 801 E. Denver Ave. Bismarck, ND 58504

Telephone: 701-258-4231


Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church