Senior High Ministry
Senior High is a time of exploration, doubt and discovery. At Good Shepherd, we want to build relationships with our youth as they wonder who they are and where they belong and how God fits in. As they make these discoveries, we provide opportunities for youth to ask questions in a safe place and practice living out their faith in the world. Leadership opportunities include service projects, mission trips and peer mentoring.
Faith is not just something that we learn and keep to ourselves; faith is meant to be shared! Our collaborative ministry provides opportunities for youth to go out and put their faith in action alongside churches in the St Paul Area. These are times to continue to grow in relationship with Christ and our neighbors together.
Hunger Awareness Retreat
Friday, February 23, Senior High youth are gathering at Amazing Grace for a 12-hour experience where we will learn and share about how hunger and food insecurity is affecting communities around the world. Through partnership with The Sandwich Project, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches and FMSC we will also learn how we can be a voice for positive change.
This will be an overnight event beginning at 8:00pm Friday and ending at 8:00am Saturday. Sign-up online HERE.
Urban Plunge ~ April 6-7
Urban Plunge is an overnight, Augsburg student-led, faith-based experience for High School youth groups. Come to learn about and explore the gifts and challenges of our Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis by connecting with community members and using “The Sermon on the Mount” as a guiding message.
To register for this event, please follow the link to All Saints’ website.
Summer TIM Leadership Camp
Senior High youth are invited to come with us to Luther Park Bible Camp this summer from June 24-29 for a week of leadership development as well as 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.
Youth will learn leadership skills you can use in church, school and everyday life. You’ll learn how to lead devotions, Bible studies, worships, games and how to lead small groups. This is an opportunity that can go on resumes or applications for college.
For more information on how to register for camp, please visit our Summer Events Page.
Get ready for a westward journey next summer as our mission experience will take us all the way out to the Flathead Valley in Montana! We will be partnering with Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp for a week’s worth of service work with organizations such as Lighthouse Christian Home, United Way, Shepherd’s Hand and more who work to best serve the needs of the Flathead community.
Participants for the Mission Experience will continue to meet every second Sunday of the month for team building, community learning, and fundraising efforts. Our next gathering on Sunday, February 11 will continue to “Frame” our summer experience as we take steps to understanding how we are shaped by culture.
Our 10†25 ministry draws its purpose from the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25). In the words of Lyle Griner, creator of Peer Ministry Leadership, Good Samaritan leadership “is a lifestyle of caring, welcoming, and affirming every neighbor. We believe that all are called to a vocation of loving others, as a response to a loving God, through a relationship with Jesus Christ.” 10†25 welcomes all high school youth and seeks to provide a time and place where we can learn together how we can live a Good Samaritan lifestyle.
10†25 meets weekly during the school year on Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30pm.