Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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

Middle School / Confirmation

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.  We are privileged to walk with you Together on the Journey.

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

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.

  • 6:30pm – Worship (included as part of Confirmation)
  • 7:00pm – 6, 7 & 8th Grade Confirmation Class

Register for Confirmation

Prayer Pals

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.  Prayer Pals meet during Advent & Lent and pray for each other all year.

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.

Christmas Caroling ~ December 15
Meet at the church at 12:00 to join others in some old fashioned fun – sharing Christmas cheer to our homebound members through the singing of traditional Christmas carols at their place of residence.

Winter Retreat
The annual winter retreat is January 24-26, 2020 at Camp Wapo in Amery, WI.  We will fly down the sledding hill, hit the ice for broom ball, drink hot chocolate by the fire learning about God’s amazing love for us through worship and active learning.  

Summer Camp – Ox Lake, a Camp Wapo site ~ June 21-26
Our confirmation students are expected to attend summer camp at Ox Lake and they are never disappointed.
Together we experience the adventures of Ox Lake.
We stay in cabins, eat delicious home cooked meals, and play, play, play.
We experience campfires, Bible studies, worship and specialty activities.
We also experience swimming, low/high ropes challenge course, canoeing on the St. Croix, bubble soccer, horseback riding and loads of games.
We are the only church on site which gives us the opportunity to build deep friendships that will be long lasting when we return home.
Scholarships are available.

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.

Wednesday Worship Stewardship
During Wednesday Worship, a special offering is collected that supports the ministry of the church locally and globally.  We give all our Wednesday night loose change and dollar bills to 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, and Neighbors Inc which is a social service agency providing emergency and supportive services to the communities of Northern Dakota County.

Learn more about Friends of Huruma
Learn more about Neighbors Inc