Good Shepherd Youth Ministry

Grades 7-12

Life Support: Youth ministry wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for volunteers. To keep it going week-in and week-out, it requires a team of people willing to give of themselves and their time to help students discover a faith and life they were created to live.  If you’re interested in wanting to be a part of our youth ministry in any capacity, don’t let the assumption of what it takes to be involved stop you from considering a role with our ministry. There are lots of ways you can contribute. To find out more about a specific ministry team, read through the many opportunities we have to support all that we do.

EDGE Core Team (adults)

time commitment: weekly

a member of this team will . . .

  • be responsible for leading small group discussions during Thursday night programs
  • listen, encourage, love and build relationships with 7th & 8th grade students
  • continue to actively pursue a whole and healthy personal relationship with Jesus

Expectations

  • prepare for each upcoming night by reading through outlines that are emailed in advance
  • serve every Thursday that sessions occur, arrive at 5:30pm to pray and go over the night together
  • help set-up environment for the nights (every 4-6 week rotating schedule)
  • attend training sessions and core team meetings as scheduled

Jr. Core Team (for high school students helping with EDGE)

time commitment: weekly

a member of this team will . . .

  • bring a creative spirit and desire to transform physical space in fun and unexpected ways
  • stay attentive to the flow of each night, making sure things are happening and in place when they need to be
  • help lead small group discussions alongside the EDGE Core Team

Expectations

  • attend Jr. Core training meetings when necessary
  • engage in activities alongside 7th and 8th grade students
  • attend every Monday (minimum 7 out of 10)
  • show up at 5:30pm to pray with Core Team and go over the night together

 

Life Teen Core Team

time commitment: weekly

a member of this team will . . .

  • be responsible for leading small group discussions during Sunday night meetings
  • listen, encourage, love and build relationships with 9-12th grade students
  • continue to actively pursue a whole and healthy personal relationship with Jesus

Expectations

  • show up early for weekly meetings and stay until students leave
  • help set-up environment for the nights if necessary
  • attend training sessions and core team meetings as scheduled

 

Outreach Team

time commitment: event oriented, yearly

a member of this team…

  • is willing to work along side other volunteers to create monthly service opportunities for our 7th-12th grade students
  • has a heart for young people and a desire to serve our local community

Expectations

  • attend meetings when necessary
  • organize and lead one service opportunity per year

 

Fundraising Team

time commitment: event oriented

a member of this team…

  • will collaborate with other team members to brainstorm fundraising ideas for our EDGE and Life Teen ministries
  • is willing to recruit other volunteers to help brainstorm, organize, and plan fundraising efforts
  • is able to communicate the vision of Good Shepherd youth ministry and why fundraising is an integral part of the ministry

Expectations

  • attend fundraising meetings
  • take initiative regarding event research and planning
  • commitment to drive fundraising events

 

Prayer Team

time commitment: continually

a member of this team…

  • is willing to devote specific times of prayer to offer up youth ministry intentions
  • will be added to a youth ministry e-mail list where prayer intentions will be e-mailed

Expectations

  • pray!