Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

7600 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.451.6225 Get Directions

Children’s Event Ministry

Inter†Gen Ministry Special Events

Relationships are very important while walking on our faith journey!  Event Ministry opportunities help kids “do” their faith when they are having fun with other kids and adults.  Good Shepherd Event Ministry opportunities provide a balance between events that are social and service-oriented. Parents and Youth are always needed to help with these events.  We encourage children to invite friends to every and any event!

To sign your child up for an event please email

Ministry Events

“Twisted Thanksgiving” Dinner for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sunday, November 19 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children are asked to bring a food to share that starts with the first letter of their last name for the feast. We will learn about the history of Thanksgiving before we play fun games and make a group project of what we are thankful for. Several parents and youth are needed to help with the fun.

“Gingerbread Houses” for Grades K, 1 & 2
Sunday, November 26 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children will enjoy a holiday lunch and then decorate cute gingerbread houses to display & snack on throughout the holiday season. There will be a small supply charge for attending this event. Several parents and youth are needed to help with the fun.

“Inter†Gen Snow Tubing” for All Ages
Sunday, January 14 ~ 1:00-3:00pm

There will be fun for the whole family at Green Acres Recreation in Lake Elmo. There will be a cost for this event. More information regarding this event will be available in December.

Sleepover for Grades” 3, 4 & 5
Saturday, January 20 @ 7:00pm – Sunday, January 21 @10:15

Children and Youth helpers come for an overnight at Good Shepherd church. The event will include games like “Sardines”, a “winter” movie, snacks and SLEEPING! Sunday morning they eat breakfast, attend 8:00 worship & 9:15 Sunday†School in their pajamas! Several parents are also needed to help with this event by volunteering or donating snacks.

“Valentine Tea” for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sunday, February 11 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children decorate the room and prepare “tiny tea” food to serve with “tea” to their families and guests from church. After they serve the food, they serve others by performing talents such as singing, reading or playing instruments.

“St. Patrick’s Day Party” for Grades K, 1 & 2
Sunday, March 11 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children dress in their finest greenery and eat a festive “Irish” meal. They learn a bit about St. Patrick and the holiday while they play fun games with “Irish” twists. Maybe even make an Irish craft. Several youth and parents are needed to help with this event.

“Clue” Mystery Event for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sunday, April 8 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children work in groups to prepare a “mystery lunch” for all to enjoy. Then they don costumes to either be a character from the “Mystery of the Pilfered Pooch” or a Super Sleuth to solve the mystery. Several adults and youth are needed to help out with the fun by being characters or assistants.

Vacation Bible School is coming!

And Luther Park Bible Camp staff are coming to help!

VBS will be held Monday, June 11 – Thursday, June 14

AM VBS is from 9:00-12:00pm and onsite at Good Shepherd.
This program is for Pre-School kids ages 3.5 thru those who have completed Grade 5

PM VBS is from 12:00-4:00pm and includes field trips to local attractions.
This program is for kids who have completed Kindergarten thru Grade 5.

Participants can attend one or both programs.  Many youth and adult volunteers are needed to make this program an outstanding success!

The cost for VBS is is $40 for a half day and $75 for a whole day. Scholarships & family rates are available thru Pastor Leesa.

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Luther Park Bible Camp
June 24-29
“This Changes Everything”

Campers who have completed grades 2 through 12 are invited to come with us to Luther Park Bible Camp in Danbury, WI this summer from June 24-29 for a week of our favorite camp activities like swimming, crafts, outdoor worship, campfires, field games, night hikes and more! This camping adventure meets the needs and interests of today’s children and youth, providing a week to share and grow in Christian faith, life and community.

Through this summer’s theme, This Changes Everything, campers will learn how God’s grace changes these things and how we can work with others to show that grace to the world.

Here’s a glimpse of what each age can expect to experience at camp:

    • Grades 2-3 Three-Night Cabin Camp: An excellent opportunity for first timers to get a taste of camp life. A mini-camp (half-week) experience filled with everything a full-week camper experiences but in a shorter time frame.
        • Cost: $300, Campership of $85 is available
    • Grades 3-5 Full Week Alpha Camp: Enjoy a week of camp adventures which provide growth and expression of the Christian faith. Explore God’s creation or sing around a campfire. Hike the trails of the north woods, go swimming, engage with Bible stories and so much more!
        • Cost: $415, Campership of $100 is available

Good Shepherd is offering a Campership for each child. Funds you don’t use for Camperships are given to kids who need full scholarships in order to attend camp. An initial deposit of $200 is due by March 1, final payments are due by May 15. (Scholarships are available for families who need further financial assistance.) Register by March 1 online on our website or at

How to Register

  1. Click on the following link to go to Luther Park’s Online Registration.
  2. Sign-in, or for first time campers create a “New User Sign-Up”. Only one is needed per family, as you may register multiple children under the same account.
  3. Select which program you are registering for under Week 2 (All full week campers select Good Shepherd Full Week)
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: To receive a campership, after selecting camp program, go to “Your Cart” on the right and enter the discount code: IGH
  5. Complete registration by filling in camper information. Health Forms and Code of Conduct may be submitted at another time if you need to gather appropriate information.

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