Welcome to the youth ministry at Good Shepherd UMC! Laying a foundation of Biblical understanding and Christian character in teenage students as they transition from children to young adults is the focus of the youth ministry. As you take a look around our website and get familiar with our ministry and programming, we would like to invite you to join us for any of our times of worship, fellowship, study, and service. We look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and your family! If you have any questions about our ministry, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Youth Ministry Staff
Jeff Dunbar (Director), email@example.com
Ashley Karlen Gossett (Sr. High Director), firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Turquette (Jr. High Director), email@example.com
Susan Lawyer (Youth Assistant), firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Vision / Purpose
The Vision of the Good Shepherd Youth Ministry is to assist in the successful transition of our students into adulthood as committed followers of Christ. The Purpose of the Good Shepherd Youth Ministry is to SHARE Christ with those who don’t know Him, to LIVE together in God’s love, to GROW as disciples of Christ, to PRAISE God through our lives, and to SERVE in ministry to all of God’s people.
Sunday AM Youth Connection
Sunday mornings, 6th-12th grade students are encouraged to make a soul deep connection.They are given the opportunity to connect with each other, with adult leaders, and with Christ through large and small group gatherings. The time of fun, fellowship, study, and worship is intentionally designed to be a single 2 hour program in order for youth to receive the benefits of both large & small group time.
Jr. High (6-8th grades) Bible Study: 9:15 -10:15am, Worship: 10:45 -11:45am in Youth Room
Sr. High (9-12th grades) Bible Study: 9:15-10:15am, Worship with families in the Worship Center: 10:45am
All Combined (6-12th grades) Hang Time / Fellowship: 10:15 - 10:45am
High school students can find it challenging to live out their faith in their daily lives. Accountability groups can help strengthen young Christians in the face of pressures,temptations, and compromises. A small group which share joys and struggles, while holding each other accountable to the group and to God for their faith walk can be especially beneficial during the teen years. Email email@example.com to get plugged in to an Accountability Group.
Wednesday Bible Study
Mid-week Bible Study is a great time for students to experience a spiritual refresher as they gather with Christian friends for food, games, and Bible study. Wednesday Night Bible Study will resume on Sept. 6th, 6-8pm (6:00pm–Pizza and hang time, 6:15pm–Large group time, 6:30pm–Small group Bible Study–divided by age & gender, 8:00pm–Dismissal, 8:15-9:00pm Sr. High “Afterglow” fellowship–off campus, location determined weekly)
Confirmation class leads 7th grade students to a point of decision about becoming a Christian. The class offers an in-depth study of the foundational Bible teachings about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Confirmation is a year-long journey that helps young people have a clear understanding of what it means to become a disciple of Jesus. The confirmation class meets on Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:15am (beginning again in Fall 2017) and leads up to the confirmation worship service held Annually in May. Contact Heather Turquette if you have a 7th grader in the 2017-2018 school year, and are interested in your student joining this Fall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch Lady Visits
Getting to really know the young people in the Student Ministry is a goal of the youth ministry staff, both inside the church and beyond the walls. Cy-Fair ISD welcomes church youth directors to visit their students at school during their Wednesday lunch hour. Parents are required to fill out a permission slip to allow such visits.
CLICK HERE for a Lunch Lady Permission Form.