What is Young Adult Ministries (YAM)?

An inclusive, Christ-centered community for young adults to explore:

  • Identity
  • Belonging
  • Purpose

Who we are: Young Adults

  • Learning how to navigate the real world
  • Exploring purpose and faith
  • Establishing new friendships through authentic community

What we do:


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Adult Special Needs Support FUSION Adults

Mondays, 7pm CST

Join us on Monday nights for small group! The group is run in conjunction with the graduates from Young Life, and is a branch of our Young Adult Ministries (YAM). Adults attend without their caregiver and do not need direct supervision or support. We have fantastic parents to lead the group.

For more information, contact our FUSION Ministries leader below!
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Evening Study - Young Adults Monday Night Small Group

Mondays, 7pm CST

Join us for weekly Zoom small groups! *New here? Welcome! Text GSC SmallGroup to 313131 to learn more. All young adults are invited to join us! In addition to regular group, Young Adult small groups are also available for young adults with special needs (FUSION) and young marrieds (YAM²). Text GSC SmallGroup to 313131 to learn more. VIEW UPCOMING YOUNG ADULTS EVENTS, REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
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Get Connected Meet our Team

Meet Tia

Thanks for stopping by to say hello! I’m Tia Walter, the Young Adult Ministry Leader at Good Shepherd. I am passionate about connecting with young adults and exploring identity, belonging, and purpose. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors- running, hiking, camping, you name it!

Let’s connect soon!

  • Text 630-318-1109 or email twalter@goodshepherd-naperville.org to enjoy some FREE coffee, lunch, or ice cream!
  • Sign up for weekly updates on small groups & events by texting GSC YA to 313131
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Monthly Events YAM Event Details

Join YAM² (our young married small group) for the Better Love series! 

Mondays, 7pm CST

This fun and practical study is perfect for couples who desire to unpack, explore, and learn more about their individual identities and marriage. Cost: $35/couple
Text “GSC BETTERLOVE” to 313131 by March 1 for more information on how to register.

First Fridays

First Friday of each month, 7pm

Longing to belong? Join us for food, fun, and fellowship! Text “GSC FirstFriday” to 313131 to RSVP and receive the address.

Second Sundays

Second Sunday of each month, 12:30pm

Join us for brunch: delicious food and authentic community. Text “GSC SecondSunday” to 313131 to RSVP and receive the address.

View our calendar to see what else is coming up!
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Roots: A Mentorship Journey Mentorship Opportunity


Branching from the Young Adult Ministries (YAM) at Good Shepherd, Roots is a year-long mentorship journey for young adults to explore their identity, belonging, and purpose with a trusted mentor. There are countless times in scripture in which one is called to build up one another in love (Proverbs 18:24, 1 Peter 5:1-5, Hebrews 10:24, Titus 2:1-7, Mark 4:1-20). It is Roots’ vision to see young disciples to live out the gospel full of grace, love, and mission as exemplified by Christ. This can be accomplished by a mentor cultivating rich soil for a mentee’s roots to be laid upon following Him (Mark 4:1-20, Colossians 2:7). Interested in becoming a mentee? Email us below! We'd love to meet you and help you begin in mentorship.


We're currently seeking mentors with a heart to walk alongside a young adult (i.e. college student, young professional, young married) in discipleship. If that's you, we'd love to meet you!


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Serving Together Service Opportunities

We are the hands & feet of Christ!


  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Hesed House


  • Guatemala Mission Trip


Interested in serving?!

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