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Serve with SOLLC

We are blessed with an incredible community to carry out our mission! We couldn’t do it without you! We invite you to serve with us whether at Shepherd of the Lake, with us in the community, or around the world.

Volunteering Group


Serve on one of our teams to support Sunday services, our Children, Youth & Family Programs, Music Ministry, or one of the many life groups, classes, and events that take place on our campus. A few opportunities to serve at SOLLC include:

  • Serve Communion during Worship

  • Serve as a Greeter at one of our Worship Services

  • Volunteer at Sunday School

  • Participate in our Worship Arts Team to decorate the sanctuary

  • Co-lead a life group 

  • Volunteer at SOLLC Events 

Volunteer/Donate your Talent:

Are you an amazing woodworker, chef, painter, or green thumb? We’d love for you to share your talents with our wonderful community! Help us get to know you!


Send an email to Shannon Hoffmann if you'd like to help one-on-one, offer a class, co-lead a life group or just connect with others who enjoy the same activities as you.


Each Sunday we will need 1 team lead and 8 communion servers to help with serving communion. The team lead will be responsible for setting up the communion stations and will need to arrive prior to the service to allow time.

Check out our instructional video about serving communion to learn more about it.

Communion Serving | Instructional Video with Pastor Laila & Pastor Jonathan

Communion Serving | Instructional Video with Pastor Laila & Pastor Jonathan

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Our Community Connection Task Force helps to fulfill Shepherd of the Lake's mission of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and an Open Table.


Serve in the Community

We take great pride in our work with one another and within our community, through our Outreach Ministries at Shepherd of the Lake! 


A Community Connection Task Force has been created to further Shepherd of the Lake’s mission of “Open Hearts” by creating a process to engage the congregation in new ways to serve our neighbors in Scott County and around the world. The team consists of Chris Jerke, Allie Olinger, Rhiannon Johnson, Jo Sindelar, Bob Fust, Patty Matthews, Shannon Hoffmann, and Pastor Dan. Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions or ideas.

Learn more about our current community volunteer options and our Community Outreach Ministries below.

The luscious greenery found at Shepherd's Path Community Garde.


The Link

The Link is a partner of SOLLC that provides housing, community, and counseling to sex-trafficked youth. Shepherd of the Lake collects personal items and clothing year-round. More opportunities to get involved include: providing meals, teaching life skills classes, or leading activities with the youth.

Shepherd’s Path Community Garden

The Shepherd’s Path Community Garden is located in Horkey Park off of County Road 42 and Shepherd’s Path Road. Plots are available to rent.

No Horsin’ Around

No Horsin' Around volunteers provide food and fellowship for the families that care for the horses at Canterbury Park. We bring the dinner, tour the barns to learn about the daily horse care routines, worship in a bilingual service setting, and share a meal and fellowship. Events run from May - August.

Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) agency offers a variety of important local services for those in need in Scott/Carver Counties.


Families & Individuals Sharing Hope, or FISH, has been formed in Scott County with a mission to partner together to meet human needs so that individuals will be able to live healthy, transformed lives.

Contact John Holt to learn more!

We support and lock arms with our global mission partners to help others in need.


We coordinate church-wide service opportunities and short-term trips in collaboration with our global mission partners. Learn more about our global mission partners and explore opportunities to be part of our cross-cultural mission work.


We partner with:

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service