Youth Ministry at Good Shepherd

Grade 6 - Grade 12

We pray that all youth and their families know and experience the love and grace of Jesus. Parents, volunteers, and staff partner together to help all children gather joyfully, grow spiritually, and go faithfully.


Confirmation Retreat

Friday, May 4-Saturday, May 5
Where: Camp Emmaus on Lake Morgan (Menahga)
This retreat is required for all 6th-9th graders!!!


Good Shepherd Day of Caring!

When: Saturday, April 28
Time: 9am to Noon

We'll meet at the church for rolls and fellowship, then break into small groups to perform "spring cleaning" for our Good Shepherd home. Last year we had a mixture of ages participate. Come help out...the more the merrier!!! This is a great opportunity for students who have not fulfilled their Confirmation service requirements. 

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Bible Camp at Pathways!


Middle School Classic (kids entering Grades 6-7)—July 15-20
Junior High Classic (kids entering Grades 8-9)—June 24-29
High School Camp (kids entering Grades 10-12 and Graduated Senior)—July 8-13

*All registrations are sent directly to Pathways.

Youth activities are a priority in our congregation, and there are many opportunities no matter what your age!
— Linda Bartholome, Youth & Family Director

Worship Experiences!


Camp Retreats!


New Friends!

Our middle school youth group is called LITE, our high schoolers LITE, and summer programming is IGNITE. We have used the IGNITE theme for the past several years. The idea is that we are all called to FIRE OUR FAITH together!

Our LITE group's last gathering of the school year is Sunday, April 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Dress warmly, as we will be having a campfire supper—Frito Bean Delight along with some fun campfire snacks! 

Our LIT group will meet on Sunday, May 6, and catch the movie “I Can Only Imagine” at the 7:00 p.m. viewing. If you are interested in participating, let me know by Friday, April 25, and I will get tickets ahead of time. Let’s carpool from the church at 6:15 p.m.

IGNITE—Good Shepherd youth group in the summer–IGNITE–begins Wednesday, June 6, after our worship service. IGNITE is for youth who have completed 6th-12th grade. As with all activities at Good Shepherd, ALL are welcome!