There is no greater privilege we have at Good Shepherd than to enrich the heart of children with the heart of the gospel – to relay to them the eternal, redemptive love of God in their own language – and to walk with them in the process of spiritual and self-discovery.
So we make the needs of our teenagers and children an organizational and budget priority – not only by having started a private Christian Academy for K-9th graders (Redeemer Christian School) but also by assembling a terrific team of children’s and youth ministry staff and volunteers to partner with parents in this enterprise. Shepherding our young people at this critical phase in their lives and in these critical times in our society is a joy for us – not a programmatic ploy.
If you entrust your children to our care – we will devote ourselves to helping them grow in their knowledge and love of God and His word – in a fun, emotionally healthy and safe fellowship of peers and responsible and cool adults.
While the teenage years are a phase when our young people are exploring their impending independence – our philosophy drives us to employ a family-centered model. We encourage the participation of parents in our program and promote healthy family ties.
Our program includes:
- Large group meeting –
Middle School on Wednesday nights from 5:00-7:00
High School on Sunday nights from 5:00-7:00
- Sunday school – we offer Middle and High School Sunday combined morning class 9:30.
- Sunday worship – We invite our youth to be a part of the large body in Sunday morning and to participate in worship.
- Monthly fellowship and outreach special events.
- Summer Camps
- Camp Elevate in Chattanooga, TN for high school.
- Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, FL for middle school.
Good Shepherd’s Youth Ministry exists to grow students’ relationships with their Creator and out of this relationship, to love broken people like us.