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
Ashley Karlen Gossett (Sr. High 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.
THE LIFT WKND
Spring 2019 Retreat Experience
THE LIFT WKND is a two-day weekend experience for Jr. High and Sr. High students. We will be attending The Lift Tour as part of our weekend where we will exalt Christ, engage in scripture and be equipped with tools to passionately pursue Christ and doing a few things on our own over the event.
"Moments" is our weekend theme. We will focus on the fact that God has granted us a gift that is infinitely valuable: life. With this life, He invites us to take part in a grand adventure. We will follow Jesus to retrace some of the most significant moments in our own lives.
REGISTER EARLY. (Click here to register.) The hard deadline for THE LIFT WKND is set for December 10th. After that date, all students that register will have a price increase and be on a waitlist with no guarantee of being able to attend the event. THE LIFT WKND is our only Spring Retreat in 2019. We will NOT be attending BreakThru in April.
Adults & College Students Needed for THE LIFT WKND
We can’t attend this incredible event without YOU, adults and college students that partner with us. There are many ways for you to get involved. We need drivers, chaperones/small group leaders, and host homes for our Sr. High Students. Jr. High Students will be staying at the church for the night - lock in style with sleep happening. We will need drivers to help get us to and from The Met Church on Friday and Saturday. If you are willing and available, or if you just want more information about what is required, don't hesitate to ask! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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
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. (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).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.