Prep Rally

Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.” —1 Peter 4:10

Join us September 5, 6:30–9:00 pm, for Prep Rally 2018. Prep Rally  is a night for all ministry partners to gather for worship, equipping, and encouragement. It is an opportunity for all of us to be encouraged in our work for Jesus and catch the vision for our role on God’s team at Shepherd of the Valley. We believe that ministry succeeds and the gospel reaches more people when we all find our position in the game.


The night begins with a gathering and opening for all volunteers at 6:30 pm. The night continues as ministry teams from children’s or student ministry, small and support groups, serving teams, mission and outreach teams, and worship will gather for breakout sessions with specific training for individual ministries. Volunteer in more than one ministry? No worries! After a short break, breakout sessions will repeat so you can attend training for another ministry. It’s one night with all ministry training — fewer evenings away from home!

If you volunteer in a ministry area at Shepherd, please join us!

Giving Back

As we go back to school for Prep Rally 2018, we’ll also be giving back this year. To help students prepare for the coming school year, we’re hosting a school tools drive as part of Prep Rally 2018. Bring new school supplies on September 5 and we’ll donate them to students throughout the St. Croix Valley.

School Tools List

Childcare Reimbursement

To allow everyone to attend Prep Rally, including nursery volunteers, the nursery will be closed the night of Prep Rally. Instead, Shepherd will reimburse parents for childcare expenses.

How it Works

  1. Find a caretaker for your children on the night of Prep Rally
  2. Complete a childcare reimbursement form at Prep Rally
  3. Shepherd will mail you a reimbursement for your costs at the following rates:
    $20 for 1 child
    $25 for 2 children
    $30 for 3+ children