Welcome to Youth and Family Ministry!
Fall 2018

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MEA get away at castaway, October 18-21, 2018 open to 9-12th graders
Good Shepherd will again join over 350 students and leaders from around the metro area for a long weekend up at a Young Life property on Pelican Lake in Detroit lakes.  It is a wonderful start to the fall programming, a great relaxing chance to reboot after the crazy ramp – up of school starting yet again. Cost is $225, but we never want that to be a hurdle so camperships available…

Register and pay here

also please print/fill out this paper form (I know…so old school)

Email Mark with questions.


Middle school ministry
Wednesday evenings 7–8 p.m., students in grades: 6-8 are invited together for a time of learning and fellowship, service and more. These three years or so of Wednesday evenings lead up to ninth graders being invited to affirm their faith… Get confirmed… In the fall of their ninth grade year.

Sign-up for confirmation here

This year our confirmation/Wednesday evening material will revolve around the life of Jesus and the roles he played and continues to play in our lives each and every day… He is God's son, and advocate, a teacher and a healer, someone that performs miracles, and lived an extreme life. Come explore together what those mean for us as we seek to live out faithful lives.

High school ministry
Wednesday evenings 7–8pm all students in grades 9-12 are invited to continue their own faith exploration as we gather to play and support each other and grow deeper in relationship with each other and God. Every Wednesday looks a little different so you got to just come and see what it’s about. High school youth group begins Wednesday, September 12 at 7 PM… All students in grades 9-12 and parents are invited for the first night together.

Sunday morning fellowship time
If you are not teaching or assisting with Sunday school all students are invited to gather in between services in the youth lounge with John Mendesh and Elaine Matyi for a time of check-in, prayer and discussion about the scripture for the day...anything else that happens to come up… Always a great time

9th graders…check out this information about your fall affirmation of baptism or "confirmation"

With 1 or 2 or 3 years of conversation and instruction - on top of all of those wonderful years of Sunday school, the opportunity and the invitation is extended to you to publicly affirm your faith alongside of other students and the congregation at large.

Saturday morning October 27, at 10 AM in the sanctuary… We will meet and walk through our part of the service, what it looks like and where to stand…things like that.  Following this brief rehearsal we will take the picture for the hallway downstairs and share a brunch together, this is where you will talk about the stole that you will be making...more on that to come.

Sunday morning October 28, be at church by 10:15 AM, meet in the parlor and we will process in together and celebrate this wonderful day of yours as a congregation.