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.

CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS, INFORMATION AND UPDATES

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Sunday Nights Grades 6-12

6:30-8:30pm, Sundays September - April

Middle 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.
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Confirmation Affirmation of Baptism
Confirmation ministry is intended to help students identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission. The process of confirmation or “affirmation of baptism,” culminates in ninth grade with “FaithWalk Journey” and the Affirmation of Baptism worship service. Students 9th grade and older may participate in Faithwalk Journey. Parents and students participate in together in classes, plus a student retreat. The program runs September – April. 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.
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Student Trips and Events Grades 6-12

Middle School Summer Event: ETERNAL IMPACT

A 4-night event (typically held in June) designed to help students in grades 6-8 to grow in faith

High School Summer Mission Trip: WORKCAMP

Every summer, we partner with the Group Mission Trips organization to help with home repairs and rebuilding for those unable to do it themselves. While on a trip, students and leaders show Jesus’ love to the residents, members of the community, and each other.

High School Fall Retreat: DELTA

DELTA Retreat is an integral part of the Confirmation preparation. This overnight retreat is planned and led by high school students (10th-12th Grade). The weekend includes large group games, student testimonies, small group conversations, lots of food and passionate worship.

Middle School Fall Overnight: FOUND

FOUND is a time for students to explore their faith, have fun with friends during a high-energy overnight event at Good Shepherd

Middle School and High School Winter Retreats

Offsite weekend retreats for FUEL and IGNITE students and leaders. Connect with other youth at a Christian camp that provides quality speakers, passionate worship, group activities and plenty of outdoor winter fun.

Dodgeball Fundraising Tournament: Dodgin’4Dough

This dodge ball tournament, held in early February, is a fun way to invite our community to enjoy some fun competition while raising funds for Student Ministries Mission trips. To view current open registrations, click below. CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS, INFORMATION AND UPDATES
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Parents of Teens Small Group Support
Parents – you are not alone! Good Shepherd desires to partner with parents to see all families pursuing authentic faith and living on mission with Jesus.  To help you feel equipped and supported, our Student Ministries offer monthly Parent Gatherings (at the same time as FUEL and IGNITE) focused on a specific topic relevant to being a parent in our modern culture. Topics have including handling conflict, teen mental health, technology and social media, building a faith routine at home, and more! This is also a great time to ask questions about Student Ministries with staff members face-to-face.
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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. Register for children's ministry activities on the main children's ministry page. Registration for student ministry activities coming soon.
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Week Nights High School

Middle School Discipleship: FUEL Midweek

This 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: Pathfinders

Want 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 Planners

Join 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.
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Student Mission Trips Grades 6-12

Community Service Mission Trip : Week of Hope (6-7 grades)

Week of Hope is a summer mission trip for students desiring to serve others through various community service projects.  Current 6th & 7th grade students attend Week of Hope; current 8th grade students are invited to join the Workcamp mission trip.

Home Repair Mission Trip : Workcamp (8-12 grades)

Workcamp is a week-long summer mission trip for students and adults to come together to serve individuals and communities through home repair, while building strong, long-lasting relationships with their friends and leaders.

International Mission Trip : Guatemala

Good Shepherd partners with Hearts in Motion (H.I.M.), an organization in Guatemala, to provide mission trips that assist in the development of poor communities through clean water projects, home improvements, job development, medical clinics, church partnerships, and relationship building. Trips are typically in January and June/July.

Dodgeball Fundraising Tournament : Dodgin’4Dough

This dodge ball tournament, held in early February, is a fun way to invite our community to enjoy some fun competition while raising funds for Student Ministries Mission trips. Participation includes three age brackets: middle school, high school, and adults. Check out dodgin4dough.com for details.

To view current open registrations, click below. CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS, INFORMATION AND UPDATES
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Eternal Impact Summer Ministry Event - Grades 6-8
An amazing 4 night ministry event for incoming 6th - 8th graders with Food...Fun...Faith...Fellowship! This camp for middle schoolers is held in June every year. All registrations received by May 26 include a t-shirt. Register here.
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Family Worship Events
All of our family ministries work together to create a worship experience geared towards the ENTIRE family (parents, kids, teens and grandparents, too). In addition to the service, family worship events may include an optional meal, encouraging fellowship time with our community. Watch for details on upcoming events.

Purpose/Vision of Family Worship:

Connect families in community to engage in activities that foster a heart posture toward God in everyday life.

Annual events:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Summertime Family Worship
  • Back-to-School Worship
  • ADVENT Night
Dates and details will be posted as events are coming up.
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