Youth Groups

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for

the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” — Matthew 4:12

Good Shepherd strives to provide a wide variety of opportunities for youth to engage and practice their faith.  From the prayer workshops for toddlers to senior high students serving folks in Appalachia, youth of all ages can find a way to practice discipleship at Good Shepherd!

For questions about our Youth Groups or Family Ministry, reach out to Jen Jarman, Director of Faith Formation, at jjarman@goodshepherd.com.

Confirmation
Scott Puthoff
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Confirmation

After Tweens, students are offered the opportunity to become confirmed members within the Lutheran faith.  The two-year program covers a wide-range of topics including the Bible, history on the Lutheran faith, and workshops on special topics or questions.  These workshops, such as the "Tough Questions of Faith" series, are a time that youth (and parents!) can explore questions like "Is Evolution Real?" or "Is God a Man?".

Confirmands also create a "Faith Masterpiece".  This capstone project of the Confirmation program is a way that students can show off their creativity while talking about their faith.  From writing computer simulations to creating a new song, students can tailor their project to their interests and abilities.

Parental involvement in Confirmation is the key to its success.  There are lots of opportunities for parents to be involved, including volunteering at workshops or during retreats.  Parents are also encouraged to continue their faith-based conversations at home to help their children through the Confirmation process.

For questions about Confirmation or if you'd like more information about the program, contact Pastor Pat Badkey at pbadkey@goodshepherd.com.

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