Youth Ministry

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
in the 
2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

YOUTH FORUM

What: Leaders will give the kids the chance to discuss current events and the scripture readings they just heard in worship.

When: Sundays at 10:50am beginning September
Where: Annex
Ages: Middle School and older

ELCA YOUTH GATHERING

What: Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. There is interactive learning, worship, service and FUN! Good Shepherd will travel with First Lutheran, Decorah Lutheran and other area churches.  More information can be found here:  2018 Youth Gathering Info Sheet

When: June 27-July 1, 2018
Where: Houston, TX
Ages: Youth entering 8th-12th grade this year
Cost: Approximately $850- We will do fundraising at Good Shepherd.
A $250 deposit is due by mid-October.

YOUTH BLASTS

What: Youth Blasts are fun and energy-filled retreats, staffed by summer camp counselors, where youth have the opportunity to go on hikes, play games, make crafts, trek deeper into faith with their small groups, and enjoy connecting and engaging with one another in a community centered around learning and growing as Christian leaders who will change the world.

RETREATS AT CAMP EWALU

Coming up in the spring for 3rd-6th graders and 5th-8th graders, watch for details

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