gsYouth is a place where students know they are loved by God as we worship, serve, and belong while following Christ together.

Where: N. Oak Campus (9555 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155)

When: Wednesday Nights from 6:30 – 8P

Who: Any teenager who is 7th – 12th grade

Worship Series: #Bae

 

Dating, Love, Relationships, Sex. These are topics that are burning on our hearts starting in adolescents, and then continuing on through adulthood. Through this series we are going to navigate through a biblical perspective of love and relationships and discuss dating, sex, and boundaries.
The last week, Pastor Bryan and Dr. Julie Hartung will come and share something similar to what they share at the Conversation about Teenage Sexuality and Relationships.

High School Mission Trip

We are heading North to the Twin Cities ! As followers of Christ, we believe that we are to serve others. Mission work is at the heart of serving Christ, but mission work is not just going on a trip, it’s a way of living every day. We deeply value relationships, and living missional lives means that God sends us out into relationship with others. We don’t serve with the intent to help but to truly serve through connecting with others. This is at the heart of gsYouth missions.
Sign-ups will open online from September 5 th – January 10 th
Contact Darrick: dstrez@goodshepherdkc.com
Minor adjustment to the Date: June 17-23

Cost is $368 ; Covers travel, t-shirt, lodging, & most meals
Payment Dates:
February 21 2nd Payment due $160
April 4 3rd Payment due $120
Mandatory Meetings:
April 15th : 12 P, N. Oak (Students & Leaders)
May 20th : 12 P, N. Oak (Parents & Students)
June 3rd : 12 P, N. Oak (Students & Leaders)

Mission trips

As followers of Christ, we believe that we are to serve others. Mission work is at the heart of serving Christ, but mission work is not just going on a trip, it’s a way of living every day.  We deeply value relationships, and living missional lives means that God sends us out into relationship with others. We don’t serve with the intent to help but to truly serve through connecting with others. This is at the heart of gsYouth missions.

Registration is determined by Youthworks.

Winter Jam

Every winter, Winter Jam Tour rolls through Kansas City and puts on an incredible show filled with amazing worship, powerful messages, and huge amounts of fun! We love to take our high schoolers with us to that show where they can experience Jesus in an arena (Sprint Center) filled with their peers.

Registration is determined by Winter Jam Tour dates.

Middle School Camp

When summertime comes its time for fun. We open up the oppurtunity for any and all middle schoolers to spend a week at Youthfront Camps (West or LaCygne). At these camps, they will spend the week sleeping in cabins, worhsipping, hearing powerful messages, and having more fun than any one middle schooler can handle! Paintball, ATVs, The Blob, Swimming Pools, you name it.

Registration is determined by Youthfront Camps

Lock-Ins

Lock-ins are one of the most fun and exciting events we offer to our middle schoolers. We take a night and fill it with fun, food, faith, and friends. Some may be overnighters, while others might be a 1 am pick up! It offers the students a great way to connect with each other and for new relationships to blossom! 

Registration is determined by the dates of the event.

gsYouth Small Groups

Everything in the universe is in relationship; one does not exist without the other. gsYouth small groups hope to provide an atmosphere where the following guidelines apply:

• We acknowledge one another as equals.

• We try to stay curious about each other by asking questions and being good listeners.

• We recognize that we need the support and encouragement of one another.

• We slow down so we have time to think & reflect.

• We expect it to be messy at times.

Confirmation

The journey of faith is a life-long process. It’s not something we graduate from or complete. Throughout that journey are milestones where we recognize & respond to the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit that equips us for the journey. Confirmation is one of those significant milestones. When youth are confirmed, they profess their faith in Jesus Christ and commit to continuing to grow in that faith for the rest of their lives.

Youth in 8th–12th grade are eligible for confirmation. To prepare, youth meet in weekly groups for several months. We seek to provide an atmosphere of listening, support and encouragement. We want youth to know that their faith journey and their story are truly unique. Both have tremendous importance. We try to keep class sizes small to encourage relationship-building & learning.

Darrick Strzelecki, Director of Youth Ministries

dstrez@goodshepherdkc.com