Registration + Interest Forms for 2019-2020

Register your child(ren) for our 2019-2020 children’s ministry programs!

You are available to register your family for our Family Life – Children’s Ministry programs all throughout the year. There is not a deadline to register, but please note that all of our Family Life Ministries start the week of September 8th! If you have any questions about registration, reach out to our administrator Vanessa Ely at ely@goodshepherd-naperville.org.

Our Family Life Ministry – Children’s Facebook Community Page is growing and we would love to have you a part of our conversation!

We utilize this group to build community, post first-access details to our upcoming events, and walk alongside one another through the connection of social media by uplifting and encouraging fellow parents of our Children’s Ministry. Click here to join!

Questions? E-mail our administrator, Vanessa Ely, at ely@goodshepherd-naperville.org.


Upcoming Events

Phases 101 – Parent Workshop – Sunday, November 24th, 2019 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2438511799756314/.

There are only 936 weeks fom birth to young adulthood in a child’s life. “Its Just a Phase” pairs current and ongoing discoveries in child development research with the teachings in scripture “so adults don’t miss what’s happening during the critical phases of growing up and parents can connect God’s love and forgiveness to the heart of the next generation”.

We are very excited to announce that Good Shepherd’s Family Life Ministry (Birth – Young Adulthood) will be hosting our first ever series of parent workshops this year. Utilizing the Phases-enriched content (http://justaphase.com/), our parent-workshops will be a comphrensive resource available to all parents in our community who are seeking to learn more about the phases our children are in and how to live present in these moments.

HOSTED BY: Bethany Hammer (Director of Family Life – Children’s) and Ryan Schaible (Director of Family Life – Students).

DAY/TIME: We are going to kick-off our parent workshop series by hosting Phases 101 on Sunday, November 24th from 7-8pm.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Parents will be able to leave this seminar-styled workshop with a further understanding of the physical, mental, and verbal phase their child(ren) have been in, currently are in, and will be soon transitioning into.

COST: This event is free for all parents in our community. Childcare will be provided at $5/per family for those families who pre-register (to register, e-mail Vanessa Ely at ely@goodshepherd-naperville.org).

QUESTIONS: If you have questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at ely@goodshepherd-naperville.org.

Advent Family Worship Night

Wednesday, December 4th from 5:15pm – 7pm

Optional dinner is available at 5:15pm and the Worship Service begins at 6:00pm in Good Shepherd’s Worship Center.

Learn more online and let us know you’re interested in attending!

Family Christmas Eve Service(s)

Tuesday, December 24th

11:00am and 12:30pm services will be in the Sanctuary complete with a youth orchestra, glow-sticks, and Christmas-worship designed for families with children. We cannot wait to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with your family at these times on Christmas Eve!


PDF Downloads:

Download our 2019-2020 Family Life Ministries Calendar

Authorization to Administer Medication

Consent for Emergency Medical Care

Already Registered: Forms (downloadable pdfs)

Additional Information (downloadable pdfs)