The Who, Why and How
of Shades Valley Lutheran Church


WHO we are:

Formed in 1951, Shades Valley Lutheran Church (SVLC) is a small church with a BIG GOSPEL. This Gospel is the good news that there is a loving, benvolent God who calls all people beloved and who, even now, is working to transform all of life.

Located at the intersection of Homewood, Mountain Brook, and Vestavia Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, SVLC is part of the Christian tradition known as Lutheran -- more specifically the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its ELCA-Southeastern Synod


WHY do we exist? (VISION)

SVLC seeks to be

a community hub

where the SPIRIT thrives

and lives are transformed.



HOW do we get there? (MISSION)

In Christ, we

grow in Communion with God,

cultivate caring Community, and

act with Compassion for the world.