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.
Middle School Summer Event: ETERNAL IMPACTA 4-night event (typically held in June) designed to help students in grades 6-8 to grow in faith
High School Summer Mission Trip: WORKCAMPEvery 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: DELTADELTA 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: FOUNDFOUND 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 RetreatsOffsite 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’4DoughThis 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
- 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.
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
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