Children & Youth Ministry

Sunday School (preK-6th grade) & Youth Group (7-12 Grade)

2023-24 Online Registration & Medical Release Form

completion of this form allows for participation in Good Shepherd Youth/Family programming for June 2023-2024.

Get in contact with Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator Kelli:

VBS at Good Shepherd: Operation Restoration

Good Shepherd is excited to host VBS 2023: Operation Restoration! We will explore being menders of the universe using themes of: Feed, Heal, Forgive, Pray and Rest

  • July 24-26th – 5-7:30 pm – Dinner provided to start each night.
  • All youth entering grades K-6 are invited!
  • $20 per child & $5 per additional household member. Scholarships are available:
  • Payment to the Church Office via check, cash, or online
    • To give online press “Give” – enter amount – designate “To: VBS” in the drop-down menu
  • Register by July 5th by completing the Online Registration & Medical Release Form above. 



Youth finishing grades 6 and up are invited on a service trip to Waterloo July 9-10! Youth and leaders will be blessed and sent off during the July 9th worship service, then depart to Waterloo for a short trip filled with fun, an opportunity to learn and serve at House of Hope (one of the receiving organizations chosen for the Youth Lenten Project), and time together.

  • Registration is $60 per youth, with scholarships available. Please pay via check, cash, or online giving (Tithely) through the Church Office.
    • To give online press the green “Give” button – enter amount – designate “To: Summer Youth Trip” in the drop-down menu. 
  • Please register by June 2nd by completing the Online Registration & Medical Release Form (also linked above)
  • Contact the church office for more information and/or questions. 


Helpful Information about Youth Programming at Good Shepherd: Regular Sunday programming happens during the school year on Sundays at 10:45 am starting in the Fellowship Hall. 

  • Sunday Youth Programming happens after Sunday worship under the leadership of 1 teacher, and 1 adult helper per classroom. 
  • Students, Sunday school teachers/volunteers, are dismissed for Sunday School at 10:30am even if the worship service has not yet concluded. This provides students an opportunity to socialize and get a treat before Sunday School starts. By 10:45, students (accompanied by a parent for children younger than 6th grade) proceed to designated classrooms.
  • A check-in and check-out sheet are in each classroom. Parents need to sign in/out their children younger than 6th grade.


Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program

At the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on February 4, 2018, a Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program was formally adopted by the Good Shepherd congregation.  The program was recommended by the ELCA as well as Church Mutual, the Good Shepherd insurance company, and ratified by the Congregation Council.  Legal counsel was also consulted.

Abuse Prevention Program