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 Team
Chad Brown (Youth Director), email@example.com
Heather Turquette (Jr. High Youth Director), firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Lawyer (Youth Assistant), email@example.com
Our Vision / Purpose
Our Vision is to assist in the successful transition of our students into adulthood as committed followers of Christ.
Our Purpose 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)
Sunday School: 9:15 -10:15am
Worship: 10:45-11:45am in Youth Room
Sr. High (9-12th grades)
High School Bible Study: 10:45-11:45am
Full Church Worship in Worship Center: 10:45am
All Combined (6-12th grades)
Hang Time & Fellowship: 10:15 - 10:45am
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. (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 “AfterEight” fellowship–off campus, location determined weekly).
Let’s Talk About It
This workshop will be held for all 8th grade Bible Study classes on Wednesday nights from January 30th through February 20th. The workshop is intended to help bridge the seemingly wide gap that our culture has created between God and Sexuality. It is intended to illuminate God’s character and desire for our lives through the filter of our sexuality while shining a light on a topic that seems to be in the dark. The workshop also shows that God intended our sexuality for good, regardless of how our society has messed up the message. The ultimate intention for this workshop is for our students to know their value in God’s eyes, to trust God’s good plan for us and our sexuality, to grow in relationship with God, and finally to give them tools and a plan to help them manage their sexuality in a God-honoring way.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get plugged in to an Accountability Group.
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 Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:15 throughout the school year, and ends with a Confirmation Service held in May. Email Heather if you have any questions, email@example.com.
CFISD School Lunch 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 CFISD School Permission Form.