Good Shepherd Youth & Family Ministry...
*Please Note: Good Shepherd's leadership has suspended onsite events and children's programs at this time due to COVID-19. For faith development resources to use at home, please contact Kelsey Tichenor at email@example.com or 847-741-7788, ext. 4.
- exists to meet the spiritual, emotional, and relational needs of the families in our congregation and area.
- gives students opportunities to learn more about themselves, other people, and God.
- includes time for children & youth to meet and connect with other students and with adults.
- is open to any interested student or friend.
- reaches out to our community and our world through various service projects.
Vacation Bible School: 2020 VBS will be held virtually from July 27th-30th. For the most up-to-date information, please click here to join our VBS Facebook group. To register your child for our virtual VBS, please click here.
is held during our 10:00 am worship service on Sunday mornings throughout the school year. Children may sit with their parents for the beginning of worship, and they will be called forward for "Kids' Time", after which the children will be dismissed for Sunday School with their teachers. After worship, parents may pick up their child from the Sunday School classrooms, located in our Preschool wing. Please note, the first Sunday of each month is "Family Worship Sunday", and there is no Sunday School on these days. This is a special time for children to be present in worship with their families, and we offer various ways for families to be involved in elements of the worship service. To register your child for Sunday School, please click here
is available for children from birth-3 years old. The Nursery is open on Sunday mornings during our 10:00 worship service, as well as Wednesday evenings during our iReach Bible studies. Please click here
to register your child for Nursery Care.
EPIC - Middle School & High School Youth is a youth ministry program designed intentionally to create an opportunity for students to know and encounter Jesus. We meet at Good Shepherd on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 PM. Each night will begin with a shared meal around the dinner table (5:30-6:15), followed by a unique experience of outrageous games, worship, and ending with large group and small group learning (6:15-7:30). EPIC is a safe place for you to question and challenge things you’ve heard, or feel that you’re supposed to believe about Jesus and Christianity. After all, this is how we grow in our faith and enter into a personal relationship with Jesus. To register, please fill out this online registration form.
Confirmation Classes: Good Shepherd has a Confirmation program for youth in grades 7, 8 & 9 who wish to grow in their faith and be confirmed at the end of this two and a half year program. Classes are held on Sundays at 11:30 am in the Gathering Room, beginning September 13th, 2020.
reaches kids where they're at and walks alongside them on their faith journey. Simply put, AWANA aims to disciple kids to Love Jesus, Love God's Word, and Love People! Join the fun on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:00 PM. Please click here
to register your child. Shout Kids' Choir:
A children's choir for kids ages 3 and up. Kids' Choir practices Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Gathering Room. You are welcome to join us at anytime throughout the school year! Practices will resume on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.