Youth Ministry

Third Sundays

Youth Group at Good Shepherd is for students in 6th through 12th grades. Youth Group meets once a month, but that’s just the beginning! The youth at Good Shepherd have many opportunities for fellowship and service.

Youth Group Fellowship and Service

Synod Sponsored Retreats

The Delaware Maryland Synod offers retreats for middle school and high school students.  In the fall middle school students meet at FreeRide and in the winter high school students meet at RoadTrip. At these retreats, young people from across the Synod gather for a weekend of fun, Bible study, service, worship, and community building in large and small groups. Each day ends with Family Time, an opportunity for prayer and reflection.

Summer Camp at Mar Lu Ridge

Mar Lu Ridge welcomes all people to a mountaintop experience of Christian community that changes lives, makes disciples, builds friendships, and encourages care of God’s creation. Campers of all ages experience and engage in cooperative learning while participating in new activities, all in a safe, non-threatening, non-competitive and hands-on environment that builds campers’ confidence along with an understanding of what it means to live as a “community in Christ.”  As part of our confirmation program, confirmation students develop their faith and explore the Bible at Confirmation camp.

ELCA Youth Gathering

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

Summer Fellowship Trips

During the summer, the Good Shepherd Youth Groups takes trips to places like Hersey Park, tent camping, and more!

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