Middle School Ministry
Confirming faith is discovering more deeply what has always been known and that which was made visible in baptism – that we are God’s beloved children. Let us walk with you on the journey of life!
Our goal is for youth to connect Faith to life, to become disciples/servants of Christ, to gain knowledge of Lutheran traditions and to develop and nurture their relationships with peers, parents and their faith community.
Confirm†Faith is another step on the journey of faith. Four principles drive the Confirm†Faith ministry: Worship, Learning, Community Building and Service. In order to have a full Confirm†Faith experience, each family is strongly encouraged to make a commitment to the entire Confirm†Faith ministry.
Confirm†Faith classes happen on Wednesdays throughout the school year. Evenings together will follow this simple schedule.
Confirmation Orientation for 6-8 Grade
On Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30-7:30pm, Confirmation Youth and their Parent/Guardian will meet in the Sanctuary to learn more about this year’s Confirm†Faith experience. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 19.
- 5:30pm – 8th Grade Confirmation
- 7:00pm – 6th & 7th Grade Confirmation
The great joy of our Prayer Pal ministry is that it provides an opportunity for stories to be shared. We are given space to share our story, listen to others’ stories, and see how we are all connected to God’s story.
Service Learning Projects & Events
Relationships are very important while walking on our faith journey! Event Ministry opportunities help kids “do” their faith when they are having fun and serving with other kids and adults.
Here are all the special events where we served and grew together over the past year:
Real Food, Real People with Shobi’s Table
Where church comes in the form of a food truck, Shobi’s Table is “a ministry of, by, and for folks struggling on the margins in St. Paul.”
A weekend retreat to Camp Wapo, connecting with friends and learning how to a prayerful life.
Friends of Huruma
New and exciting for Good Shepherd, we are beginning a partnership with Friends of Huruma, an affiliate of the Global Mission partnership between the St. Paul Area Synod and the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
Meet An Older Friend
Time for retired members of Good Shepherd to host a small group of youth at their home and share some of their favorite stories from the “good ol’ days”.
Youth in Worship
A core component of Confirm†Faith is engaging youth with Sunday morning worship. Throughout the year youth will have the opportunity to serve as acolytes, ushers, readers and greeters. We ask parents, whenever possible, to get involved with their children on the days they usher and greet! The ‘Youth in Worship’ happens at both the 9:15am and 10:30am services.
Wednesday Worship Stewardship
During Wednesday Worship, a special offering is collected that is dedicated towards multiple outside organizations. Since January, the special offering has collected $218 in addition to another $1,200 from congregational giving to go towards Friends of Huruma, an affiliate of the Global Mission partnership between the St. Paul Area Synod and the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. The Huruma Centre, a ministry of the Iringa Diocese, is a children’s home in Iringa, Tanzania, which provides a safe home, nurture, nutrition, and education for children who, for a variety of reasons, have no family or others to care for them.
Learn more about Friends of Huruma.