We love students at Good Shepherd! In student ministries we encourage each other, pray together and help students build a relationship with Jesus. Experience Sunday Night Ministries, retreats, serving opportunities, events such as the annual dodgeball tournament, mission trips, Bible studies and small groups. Students are always encouraged to bring friends.
FUEL offers activities for 6th-8th-grade students and families.
IGNITE is for our high school students and families.
Come be a part of FUEL and IGNITE! To get involved, see the links and information below.
6:30-8:30pm, Sundays September - AprilMiddle School (FUEL) and High School (IGNITE) students have separate worship venues. Sunday Night Ministry is a student-led night of worship. The student ministry bands lead their peers in song. The night includes games, scripture-based message, small groups, prayer and connect time. We have a stellar team adult leaders that give their Sunday nights to serve these students in spiritual conversations, encouragement and prayer. All adults. We have several serving opportunities available for group leaders (lessons and materials are provided), special event planning and service teams (tech, check-in, welcome, etc.). If you are an adult interested in partnering with us to serve students as they come to know and love God, please send us an email.
Student Worship Bands
FUEL Band is for 6th-8th grade students.
IGNITE Band is for high school students.
Students have the opportunity to lead their peers in worship on Sunday nights and other events such as retreats and children's ministry events. The band is always looking to build the team with musicians (keyboard, drums, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, etc.) and vocalists.If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please send us an email.
- One-on-one buddies
- Coordination with staff and small group leaders
- Accommodations (visual schedules, fidgets, etc.)
Middle School Discipleship: FUEL MidweekThis group meets on Wednesdays nights (6:30-8:00 pm) during the school year, starting in October. Middle School students have the opportunity to dig deeper into their biggest questions of life and faith, and join in discussion with leaders and peers.
High School Discipleship: PathfindersWant to grow deeper in a relationship with God through scripture reading, group discussion, weekly challenges, life application of Christian principles, leadership development, as well as building deeper relationships with peers? Pathfinders is a small group of students desiring more and developing as leaders in their ministry, church and community. This group meets on Mondays at the conclusion of the DELTA retreat.
Retreat Planning Team: DELTA PlannersJoin the DELTA Planning team on Monday Nights (10 weeks beginning in August). We pray, plan, and engage in team building activities in preparation for the FaithWalk Journey DELTA retreat in November.
What is Dodgin’ for Dough?This annual fundraiser is an opportunity for our community to rally behind our students and support their desire to serve. Your donations help fund important missions and community outreach opportunities that are integral to students’ spiritual growth. 2018’s dodgeball tournament helped fund these incredible mission experiences:
- Week of Hope: 5th and 6th graders served in Minneapolis, MN.
- Workcamp: 8th graders completed home repairs and other projects in Green Bay, WI.
- Hearts in Motion: 25 young adults served villages in Zacapa, Guatemala.
3 Ways to Get Involved
Students! Parents! Round up 6-8 friends and create your team. Complete rules can be found HERE.
Sign your team up HERE
Students and parents are also needed as volunteers before, during and after the tournament to help with jobs like:
- Event preparation
- Team check-in
- Help desk
- Facility upkeep
Mission trip participants, be sure to register for the mission trip online and pay your non-refundable deposit by January 21, 2019. Once you register and pay, a link to sign up for volunteer time slots will be emailed to you. Register early to sign up for tasks and times best for you!
Sponsor or Donate
Sponsorships promote your business while helping our students fulfill their desire to serve! Complete details can be found HERE
Donations are also greatly appreciated and can be sent via check, payable to Good Shepherd Church, to the address below, or you can donate online using the GIVE NOW module on your right.
Good Shepherd Church Dodgin' 4 Dough 1310 Shepherd Dr Naperville, IL 60565
Questions?Please email Student Ministries with any questions using the button below.
Purpose/Vision of Family Worship:Connect families in community to engage in activities that foster a heart posture toward God in everyday life.
- Ash Wednesday
- Summertime Family Worship
- Back-to-School Worship
- ADVENT Night