gsYouth is a place where students know they are loved by God as we worship, serve, and belong while following Christ together.
Where: Good Shepherd 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
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.
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
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.
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.
2018-2019 Youth Waiver:
Below is the release for your student to participate in all youth functions. This will need to be turned in with a copy of your insurance card before any youth outing. Please fill out and return to a youth leader as soon as possible.