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, summer mission trips and peer mentoring.
Faith is not just something that we learn and keep to ourselves; faith is meant to be shared! We provide opportunities for youth to go out and put their faith in action. These are times to continue to grow in relationship with Christ and our neighbors together.
Summer Mission Trip Experience
Where: Rapid City, South Dakota
When: June 14-20, 2020
What: In Rapid City, we partner with several service agencies working with children and the elderly, as well as an adaptive center for mentally and physically challenged adults. We will learn the importance of the Black Hills to the Lakota and make a visit to Mount Rushmore, Wall Drug and other fun sites.
Payments are due November 17, February 2 and April 26.
Participants meet to build friendships with other participants, learn about those we will serve in Rapid City and begin serving here at home on December 8, January 12, February 9 & March 8.
2019 Trip to Chicago, Illinois
Last summer our youth spent a fantastic week exploring the wonderful, fast-paced city of Chicago, but more importantly connecting with the awesome people who live there. In Chicago, most of our time was spent on the city’s south side. Our group helped to meet the needs of Chicago’s people by partnering with local ministries working with children, the elderly, and those experiencing homelessness. We had the opportunity to serve at a food pantry and Eden’s Place Garden and a food distribution center that gives meals to the elderly. It was awesome to contribute to the work being done to eliminate food insecurity. In the evenings we learned from local friends about the community, swam in Lake Michigan, experienced Chinatown, bowled in the church’s bowling alley and enjoyed a community cookout. Once our work was done, we headed to cheer on the Minnesota Twins playing the Chicago White Sox and went to the famous Bean in downtown. We were honored to partner with YouthWorks in this special place.
Check out the photos of our experience!
Church-wide, Community-wide Mission Trip Awareness
Youth are sponsoring four awesome church-wide, community-wide events to build awareness for their experience in Rapid City, SD.
- Stockholder Fundraiser ~ February 9, 16 & 23
- Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast ~ April 5
- Cornhole/Walking Taco Event ~ May 17
- Carwash ~ May 17
Servant Leadership Program at Camp Wapo
This program provides Senior High youth an opportunity to grow in faith and leadership skills by working with younger campers. Those participating in the Servant Leadership Program (SLP) will be housed in Wapo youth cabins, trained to assist Wapo counselors in leading a variety of activities while also gathering together to be coached and challenged by an SLP counselor. This experience is ideal for those demonstrating maturity, commitment and joy in working with younger kids.
SLP is limited to seven 9-12th graders each week. Those interested need to submit an application with references. Applications will be accepted through April 14th. If there are more than seven applicants for a given week, early submissions and older applicants will be considered first. The Wapo program team will contact you within two weeks after reviewing your application.
Registration is on Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm
Closing worship is on Fridays at 12:00pm when family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information on how to register for camp, please click here.