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), chadb@goodchurch.us

Heather Turquette (Jr. High Youth Director), heathert@goodchurch.us

Susan Lawyer (Youth Assistant), susanl@goodchurch.us                        

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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.


Youth Ministry Newsletter

The Youth Ministry digital newsletter provides up-to-date information about upcoming events and opportunities.
To view it online CLICK HERE.

Summer 2019

For more info on any of these opportunities,
please CLICK HERE to see our Summer 2019 page.

Kids age 4 (by September 1st) through students entering 6th Grade
SERVE Completed 6th grade students through adults
To register for VBS, please CLICK HERE.

PRETEEN CAMP | Summer Camp
June 23-26 | Current 3rd-6th Graders
To register for PreTeen Camp, please CLICK HERE.

J.U.M.M.P. | Jr. High Mission Trip
June 24-28 | Completed 6-8th Grade Students
To register for J.U.M.M.P., please CLICK HERE.

U.M. A.R.M.Y. | Sr. High Mission Trip
June 30-July 6 | Completed 9th-12th Grade Students
To register for U.M. A.R.M.Y., please CLICK HERE.

HEB CAMP | Summer Camp
July 29-August 1 | Completed 7-12th Grade Students
To register for HEB Camp, please CLICK HERE.

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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).


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)
Worship: 9:15-10:15am
High School Bible Study: 10:45-11:45am
Full Church Worship in Worship Center: 10:45-11:45am

All Combined (6-12th grades)
Hang Time & Fellowship: 10:15 - 10:45am


Accountability Groups

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 ashleyg@goodchurch.us to get plugged in to an Accountability Group.


Confirmation Class

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, heathert@goodchurch.us.