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No matter who you are or where you come from, if you are in 6th-12th grade you are welcome at Good Shepherd Youth. We know that middle school and high school students are busier than ever – our goal is to create environments in the midst of their busy weeks where they can encounter God, learn to follow Jesus, and invite others to join the journey! If you would like the most up-to-date information, please sign up for our weekly email by clicking here.

As you can see from our activities below, we are a very active group! If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Courtney Blacksten, at 405-324-1900 x304 or by email at Courtney@UMCGS.org.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Wednesday Evenings 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CLC/Youth Room
Junior High and Senior High meet together  from 7:00pm – 8:00pm for Bible study. Students will experience Christian community, discuss scripture, pray together and get to know their adult leaders as spiritual mentors.

HYBRID-ONLINE/IN-PERSONSUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday Mornings 11:00 am – 12:00 PM Youth Room (Contact Youth Pastor for Zoom link and password)
6th-12th graders meet in the Youth Room upstairs. The Sunday school teachers present a lesson and then students discuss the passage with their peers.

5TH SUNDAY LUNCH

Will resume after Covid  – Join us after the 11:00 worship services on 5th Sundays. Locations will be announced that morning during Sunday School, and will always be at a family-friendly, low-cost establishment. The entire family is welcome!

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Will resume after Covid  – 1st Tuesdays 6:00 PM (Parent/Volunteer Meeting) & 7:00 PM (Council on Youth Ministry)
All youth and parents are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. We take this time to plan upcoming events and discuss future schedules.

YOUTH PRAISE BAND

Will resume after Covid  – Sunday Evenings 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Choir Room
The Youth Praise Band is open to all youth who would like to share their gift of music for the Lord. The band leads worship on Youth Sunday, Easter Sunrise Service and various times throughout the year.

MISSION TRIPS

Dates and Locations TBA
Mission trips are a fabulous way to get involved in the church, to meet people and to learn about a new culture. There is no greater joy than helping others achieve basic necessities that we take for granted here at home. Most of our trips involve building, but there are plenty of jobs for those not inclined for physical labor. We often provide VBS (Vacation Bible School) type activities or prepare food for local shelters.

CHRYSALIS

Scheduled throughout the year
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Cor. 5:17. From the Chrysalis Website: “A Chrysalis weekend is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.”
As the youth version of Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis helps to develop leadership skills and inspire young leaders in our church. For more information on the program, visit their website: http://chrysalis.upperroom.org. Contact: Catrina Bourne