We love students at Good Shepherd! Our student ministries (grades 6-12) seek to help students find an authentic faith and live mission with Jesus. We do this through weekly events, small groups, retreats, serving opportunities, mission trips, and more. All students are welcome to attend – even if they don’t normally attend Good Shepherd.

FUEL is for middle school students (grades 6-8) and families.

IGNITE is for high school students (grades 9-12) and families.

Come be a part of FUEL and IGNITE! To get involved, see the links and information below.

CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS, INFORMATION AND UPDATES

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High School Ministry 9-12 Grade

7-8:30pm CST, Sundays, Online

High School IGNITE is for students in grades 9-12

IGNITE is a weekly event for high school students including games, scripture-based messages, small groups, worship, and more. Our students come from a variety of schools from the greater-Naperville area (and beyond). Currently, all activities will be online! Adults: We have several serving opportunities available for small group leaders, event planners, and service teams (tech, check-in, welcome, etc.). If you are an adult interested in partnering with us to help students find an authentic faith and live on mission with Jesus, please send us an email using the link below. Students: A lot of IGNITE is led by students! There are opportunities to help lead several different parts of the weekly event – both up front and behind the scenes. If you are interested in being a student leader, please send us an email using the link below. If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please send us an email.
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Confirmation Affirmation of Baptism

Our confirmation program is for students in grade 9 or older.

Our Confirmation ministry – known as FAITHWALK – is intended to help students find a personal and authentic faith, identify more deeply with the Christian community, and live on mission with Jesus. The process of confirmation or “affirmation of baptism,” culminates with the Affirmation of Baptism worship service each year. Students 9th grade and older may participate in Faithwalk. Parents and students participate in together in classes, plus a student retreat. The program usually runs September – April, meeting once a month. Lessons are based on big questions of faith and core biblical concepts. Students have the chance to share their story of knowing God “faith journey” through a unique, hand-crafted Faith Expression Project. Please contact us using the link below if you’d like more information about Faithwalk.
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Special Needs Support In Children and Student Ministries
Our goal is for all children and students to be able to successfully participate in all ministries with their peers. Based on each child’s individual needs, we provide:
  • One-on-one buddies
  • Coordination with staff and small group leaders
  • Accommodations (visual schedules, fidgets, etc.)
These supports are available in all children and student ministry opportunities and special events. If you have any questions, please click the "Email Leader" button below. CURRENT CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES REGISTRATION FORMS AND UPDATES CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS AND UPDATES
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Middle School Ministry Grades 6-8

7-8:30pm CST, Thursdays, Online

Middle School FUEL is for students in grades 6-8

FUEL is a weekly event for middle school/junior high students including games, scripture-based messages, small groups, worship, and more. Our students come from a variety of schools from the greater-Naperville area (and beyond). Currently, all activities will be online! Adults: We have several serving opportunities available for small group leaders, event planners, and service teams (tech, check-in, welcome, etc.). If you are an adult interested in partnering with us to help students find an authentic faith and live on mission with Jesus, please send us an email using the link below. Students: We love giving students the chance to lead! There are opportunities to help lead several different parts of the weekly event – both up front and behind the scenes. If you are interested in being a student leader, please send us an email using the link below.
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