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

Jeff Dunbar (Director of Student Ministries),  jeffd@goodchurch.us

Ashley Karlen Gossett (Sr. High Youth Director), ashleyg@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

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.


Summer Camp Dates

CLICK HERE for how & when payments are due

CLICK HERE for all camp details & costs

June 18-22 VBS (Youth Servants needed) VOLUNTEER HERE

July 8-14 UM ARMY (Sr. High Mission Trip)  REGISTER HERE

July 30-August 2nd HEB CAMP (7th-12th Graders) REGISTER HERE

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Pools & Parables

The address of every Pools & Parables location will be given on social media right before as well as in the NEWSLETTER. Please check our FACEBOOK and our INSTAGRAM to get the addresses. (Addresses will be taken down from social media after that night.)  

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Summer HS Bible Study

We'll hear from some of our own students as the lead us through
Francis Chan's Crazy Love on Wednesday nights this summer.

Come join us! Don't forget to BYO Dinner!

Serve VBS & Eat With Us!

After we're done serving at VBS, the Student Ministry
is heading out to lunch for some french fries and fellowship.

Transportation and $ for your meal are your responsibility. 
Grab your lunch money and a ride and come meet us.



Come serve in a variety of roles to have a lasting impact
on the next generation of church leaders we are raising up.


Contact Heather or Ashley to serve.

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June Mission Focus

Each month, we highlight a different ministry we have partnered with and come alongside them in whatever way we can to be God's hands and feet to the world. 

For June, we are partnering alongside VBS to help Africa New Life. 


Youth Ministry Newsletter

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


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        


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 jeffd@goodchurch.us 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. (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

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.




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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.