Youth Ministry

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
in the 
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

URBAN IMMERSION TRIPSix youth and three adults had an incredible time on the Urban Immersion trip to Minneapolis March 29-31, 2019.  The group took part in programming centering around poverty and privilege, including a poverty simulation that required navigating one month’s expenses in the Minneapolis area.  They also did service projects at the organization that hosted the trip, as well as three hours of stocking inventory for a non-profit thrift store in Richfield.  During free time, the group went to Midtown Global Market and tried new foods.  They also played cards and games as a group.  On Sunday morning, the group attended Spirit Garage, an ELCA church with a contemporary vibe.  Afterwards, they discussed differences in worship style, but also similarities of liturgy and Lenten themes (including Thirst by Mary Oliver!).

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

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