Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

We believe people of every age should hear and know the Good News of Jesus Christ, and young people are no exception. Youth are invited to participate in an exciting youth ministry as well as fully in the life and worship of the whole church.

Youth participate in evening G-Shep youth, regular service projects, fun events, retreats, and in annual summer mission trips. There is also the opportunity for confirmation (every other year for the school year) for those ready to consider making an adult public profession of faith.

Youth also participate fully in the life and worship of the church, serving as worship team musicians (and sometimes in the choir), as lay assistants and ushers, and in many other ways. Truly we have the best of a dedicated youth program and an inter-generational church. Every young person is known and loved and we regularly welcome friends to youth group and other church activities.

G-Shep Youth (6th-12th) Youth come together the 1st and 3rd Sunday 5-7pm for community building, fun, prayer and dinner together. There will also be opportunities for service projects. All are welcome to join! We meet in the youth building (separate from main building, next to playground). See upcoming events here.

Confirmation (for ages 12-14) This past school year, we used the Gospel of John to consider Jesus’ teaching and ministry and what it means to trust and follow Jesus. We also developed skills to better engage and appreciate the content of worship services. Toward the end of the Confirmation year students were invited, but not pressured, to make an adult profession of faith. Confirmation meet on Sunday mornings before service. Please reach out to Christy (christy@gspc.net) if you are interested in your child being a part of this.

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Missions For the bast two years the G-Shep Youth Missions Team served the residents of Panther, WV in partnership with Son Servants Ministries. During a week long trip, students completed various construction projects for homeowners, working alongside youth from other churches. This summer, we will go to Panther, WV once again July 22-27, 2024! Please reach out to Christy to reserve your spot.

*For more info on Youth Ministry contact Christy at the church (youth@gspc.net).